News tagged with elderly people

Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces

Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Robotics
shares43 comments 0

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

dateSep 15, 2014 in Other
shares0 comments 1

The long shadow of World War II

World War II ravaged much of Europe, and its long-term effects are still being felt. A new survey shows that elderly people who experienced the war as children are more likely to suffer from diabetes, depression and cardiovascular ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Economics & Business
shares0 comments 0