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Hi-tech help tipped to ease elderly care at home

2018-11-06 HKT 18:53
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Elderly Commission Lam Ching-choi said on Tuesday that plans are afoot to allow people to rent hi-tech gadgets that will help them care for elderly people in their own homes.

Lam said the old model to run elderly care homes is a dead end, and applying technology in services can improve standards – even though it doesn't necessarily reduce manpower.

He said an expo displaying products that can be used for elderly care attracted a lot of visitors last time. The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit is now returning to Hong Kong for a second year and will showcase almost 380 products, including a lifting robot.

The expo at the Convention and Exhibition Centre will be held from November 22-25.