This humanoid robot is tasked with breaking senior isolation

Publication/Creation Date
October 22 2022
Jewish General Hospital (creator)
Paola Lavin (contributor)
Résidence Pearl & Theo (contributor)
Theodora Montoute (contributor)
Frances Greenberg (contributor)
Awakening Health Ltd. (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Grace the humanoid robot is being used as part of a study carried out by Montreal's Jewish General Hospital in order to help alleviate seniors' isolation. 

As part of a study conducted by Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, Grace the humanoid robot is being used to help alleviate seniors' isolation in the long-term care facility Résidence Pearl & Theo. Theodora Montoute, co-owner of the residence, explains that since caregivers are busy all day and residents are not, Grace would be able to help address this gap.

Dr. Paola Lavin from the Jewish General Hospital explains that healthcare workers and staff are currently "overburdened with so many different clinical duties and physical support, that Grace could be an addition". 
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Marketing Keywords
Grace, Awakening Health Ltd.

Date archived
December 5 2022
Last edited
December 5 2022
How to cite this entry
Jewish General Hospital. (October 22 2022). "This humanoid robot is tasked with breaking senior isolation". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Fabric of Digital Life.