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Robot Cats for the Elderly

Hasbro's Joy for All Companion Cat is intended to bring joy and comfort to seniors and increase meaningful interactions with loved ones.

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These cats have facial expressions, roll over on their tummy, "lick" their paws, a patented purr box, a sleep mode, and have been shown to provide therapeutic value to the elderly. Maybe the act of receiving and giving unconditional love, even from something without a beating heart, is enough to bring us joy.

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Thank you, Joanna!

I would like one of these cats. At $99 they could be a good and low-cost distraction tool for the care-recipient when caregivers need to do other tasks. What do you think?

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love the direct tie-in to the caregiver! I agree with that and also wonder if these companies have data on how their products help with the managing behaviors element.