Robots get Singapore seniors moving

Elderly people in Singapore may soon be at the cutting edge of exercise, as a government program rolls out “RoboCoaches” to senior activity centers across the city state. The robotic instructors lead fitness classes, demonstrate exercises, and offer encouragement. “RoboCoach offers personalized exercise routines that are more enjoyable for the seniors,” Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s minister for communications and information, said in a speech introducing the technology. “At the same time, it is able to ensure that seniors perform the exercise routines correctly so as to get maximum benefit from their workouts.” Two screens offer smiles and instructions RoboCoach was deployed to its first senior activity center earlier this month, with plans for it to be in 25 venues by the end of the year. The robot was developed by the…


Link to Full Article: Robots get Singapore seniors moving