Welfare Goods
*First broadcast on September 8, 2022.
The average age of the Japanese population is rising quickly. To offer care that matches the diverse needs of Japan's many elderly people, Japan produces a wide range of welfare goods. Various ingenious products offer physical and emotional support to help people live independently. Our guest, physiotherapist Matsuba Takashi, introduces a number of devices, including wheelchairs and one-handed chopsticks. We also see how robots are used in modern welfare facilities.
This device for using the bath is among the welfare goods that Matsuba Takashi shows Peter Barakan
Communicative robots are increasingly used in welfare facilities, and in people's homes
This wheelchair has a power assist function