How does PARO mimic the behavior of a real animal?
I visited Canada to interact with real baby seals, and learned a lot about real ones.
What are the positive effects of using PARO?
There are three kinds of effects as like animals for interaction people. Psychological effects (improving depression, anxiety, pain, sleep, loneliness, and motivating to do something), physiological effects (improving stress, blood pressure, recovery of speech, and good for physical rehabilitation) and social effects (improving and triggering communication).
What other applications are there for PARO and other similar therapy products in the future?
PARO can be applied to many kinds of patients and reduce a lot of psychotropic medications for depression, anxiety, pain, sleep, schizophrenia, etc. that cause bad side effects. PARO is the only robot certified as a neurological therapeutic medical device by the FDA, with scientific and clinical evidences of therapeutic effects and safety.