Iris Asenstorfer, Seniorentreff Marianne Aschenbrenner

“We believe that geriatric research represents a great opportunity to make life easier for older people, especially in a society with an ageing population and a lack of nursing staff. The support provided by robot assistants and automatically controlled aids makes it possible for elderly people to live and work independently in their own homes. At the same time, the nursing staff is relieved and there is more time for conversation and social interaction with the person in need. The Garmisch-Partenkirchen region can also benefit from such a project: Research in this important area is promising for the future, as robotics and technical support in everyday life increasingly play a role in people’s daily lives. This also benefits younger people, as qualified jobs are created locally.”