The JICC is proud to welcome Dr. Takanori Shibata, a visionary in the field of Robot Therapy – a form of treatment that uses robots to promote physical and emotional health in the patients who interact with them.
Dr. Shibata will lecture on his creation, a baby seal called PARO, which also happens to be a neurological therapeutic medical device for anxiety, pain, depression, stress, loneliness, sleep, etc. for patients such as elderly with dementia, cancer patients, children and adults with developmental problems, people with PTSD and people with brain injury. Starting from the early stages of the robot’s development in 1993, Dr. Shibata will tell the story of PARO: the inspirations and challenges that led to his development, the introduction of the robot to the Japanese market in 2005, and how over the years over 5,000 of these little robot seals have brought joy and healing to patients in health care facilities, hospitals, schools and at homes in more than 30 countries around the world.
Come to the JICC, meet PARO, and hear his story from the inventor himself! After his talk, Dr. Shibata will be taking questions from the audience.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
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