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Messy Realities -the Secret Life of Technology

The podcast series 'Messy Realities - the Secret Life of Technology' comprises conversations between health services researchers, Museum experts and community members on wide-ranging topics relating to assistive living technologies including living with disability, ageing, conservation and ethics. 

Studies in Co-Creating Assisted Living Solutions (SCALS) is a five-year programme funded by the Wellcome Trust focusing on understanding what the different kinds of technologies mean for health care, and for the patients, carers, professionals, policymakers, designers and developers who work with those technologies. 

In Episode 6 'Technology, aging and progression: from amulets to robots', researchers, Museum facilitators and community members discuss the concerns of using technology to support ageing populations. Dr George Leeson introduces the group to Paro, a therapeutic robot, created by Professor Takanori Shibata.

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