Plenty of companies are working on companion robots for the elderly and people with mobility issues. Ryan is a robot designed with Alzheimer’s patients in mind. It helps people who are lonely or need support. Its artificial intelligent software comes with cognitive games to keep the user’s brain active.
Ryan can read people’s emotions through their facial expressions. Empathy is part of her character to support people emotionally. The technology is currently being tested by senior citizens living at Kavod Senior Life in Cherry Creek.