Japan's Elderly Care Going Digital
An AI-equipped robot checking on people at night in a nursing home, a sensor detecting unexpected behavior in elderly residents at night, another sensor predicting the need for restroom assistance, and much more. These are some of the technologies already in use at nursing homes for the elderly in Japan. A shortage of labor is driving the digitalization of care, but there are some challenges, including cost and a lack of digital literacy among workers. How can we use digital technology to make both caregivers and recipients happy? We took a look inside some care facilities to find out more.

Waki Mie (Representative Director, Organization for Prevention of Care Leave)
Miyamoto Takashi (Board member, Social Welfare Corporation Zenkoukai)