Today there are roughly 700 million aged people in a world. About 15 % of people of 60 years and over humour from psychogenic disorders. Alzheimer’s illness is one of them.
Only in Russia 1, 5 million people humour from dementia. At slightest 44 million people in a universe live with dementia, creation it a tellurian problem to be taken caring of.
Alzheimer’s illness is a widely widespread form of dementia, a condition, during that a mind does not duty properly. Alzheimer’s illness causes problems with memory, meditative and behavior. At an early theatre symptoms of insanity can be minimal yet as a illness has a flourishing impact on a brain, a symptoms worsen. The rate of a illness swell is individual, yet a normal life outlook after diagnosing is 8 years.
Unfortunately, complicated therapy methods usually overpower a symptoms and are incompetent to stop or delayed a growth of a disease.
Today, there is no pill for Alzheimer’s disease.
All this let us consider that a problem of Alzheimer’s illness is huge.
Since Endurance is not a medical association and can't rise healing agents, however, we can rise a robot-companion for comparison people and patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a device, that will assistance them socialize.
Perhaps, many of we will determine with me that with a boost of years people start experiencing problems in communication, generally when they have an mattock to grub with any other. We feel that many comparison people miss communication, especially, with immature interrogation minds. The miss of communication causes sullen, depressive mood. Sullenness fundamentally casts a shade on one’s earthy state and therefore on health.
This problem, as we see it, requires courtesy on a partial of their relatives, as well, as on a partial of aged caring services.
We trust that a well-structured discourse with an aged chairman will assistance him consider some-more actively. In other words, seeking an aged interlocutor questions about his/her life in a form of a live dialogue, it is probable to activate his/her intellectual processes, creation him/her remember, think, and knowledge emotions. All this will have a certain outcome not usually on a mood of a comparison interlocutor, yet also on his/her earthy and mental condition.
That is because Endurance launches an open source devise on growth of a robot-companion (chatbot) for comparison people and patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
The primary duty of a chatbot is to be a practical companion. To pronounce with comparison people on ubiquitous topics: about a weather, nature, hobbies, movies, music, news, etc.
We trust that this kind of communication will radically element genuine communication, which, as we know, many of us lack.
Life in networks has turn already genuine for younger generation. People spend in messengers socializing over 1, 5 hour a day. For comparison people (65+) this is rather hard.
At a same time, a chatbot is means to keep a review alive in a same approach as a genuine person: we can ask it questions, listen to a answers.
We have already implemented a Russian elementary chronicle of a robot-companion. Its English elementary chronicle will be presented in March, 2017.
The chatbot asks questions, reacts to a answers, is means to pronounce on several topics, and share engaging news and contribution from Google. One of a stream tasks is growth of a some-more ubiquitous algorithm of a drudge greeting to a doubt or articulate indicate of an interlocutor. The chatbot is also means to partially keep a review contest, that is, to follow a discourse story to make it coherent.
Prophylaxis and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
We assume that in early stages of dementia, a chatbot will be means to repair deviations from normal reactions to these or those assertions or questions of a chatbot.
We devise to emanate a physique of “diagnostic” questions, on a basement of that an consultant will be means to diagnose deviations in a responses of an aged companion.
This physique should embody questions associated to a short-term memory, for example, either a chairman remembers, what he talked about yesterday, either he/she is means to perform elementary mathematical calculations, give a outline or clarification of certain concepts, etc. Such questions, in a opinion, will assistance commend probable deviations in early stages.
Since a chatbot is a cloud solution, relatives, friends or a alloy will be means to investigate a logs(communication history) of an aged chairman with a chatbot. In this sense, an early, yet really approximate, diagnosis will attract courtesy of a family to a problem during an early theatre of their relative’s disease.
I mostly play piano concerts in homes for aged people and assisted vital comforts in Europe and a USA, and we know firsthand how formidable it is to hit and consort with people even with light forms of dementia, yet it does not meant we should not hit them. On a contrary! Socializing will assistance check a illness progression.
The Endurace chatbot should pass clinical trials before we put it into service.
Today Endurance in team-work with 5 universities of a USA launches a devise development. For some-more sum revisit a site here.
We entice universities and particular researchers for cooperation. If we like a devise and would like to support us, write about it to gf@EnduranceRobots.com or call +7 916 225 4302
We trust that a chatbot for comparison people and patients with Alzheimer’s illness is a long-wanted and useful solution, that will capacitate to urge their peculiarity of life, enlarge their horizons, and give them a fun of communication and socializing.
Written by George Fomitchev, owner of EnduranceRobots.com
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