The Cabinet Office announced the results of the “Special Public Opinion Poll on Robotic Care Devices” on September 12. “Robotic Care Devices” is the state-of-the-art devices to assist bathing and walking in the field of nursing care and welfare same as those being developed in this project.
- Cabinet office special poll FY2013
Answered that they “want to use” and “want to use,if anything” during the home care was 59.8% in total. In addition, when they receive the care, they said, “I want them to use” and “I want them to use,if anything” was up to 65.1% in total. The poll was conducted to 3000 male and females over 20 years of age nationwide from August 1 to 11, received 1842 answer. The top appeal of robotic care devices(multiple answers) is “Burden of mind and body on the caregiver becomes lighter” (63.9%). When asked in multiple answers that what was the hard time for the people with care experience, was the order of “toilet”(62.5%), “bathing”(58.3%), “meal”(49.1%).