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PARO Robots U.S., Inc.
 

 
GENERAL INFORMATION
1380 Hamilton Parkway, Itasca IL 60143, United States of America

Website: www.parorobots.com

Phone: 866-980-PARO Email: Sales@PAROrobots.com

Paro has been developed since 1993 for those who cannot take care of real animals and those who live in places where pet-animals are forbidden. To study the interaction with elderly people, we have been conducting a number of long-term experiments at a Day Service Center, nursing home, and special nursing home. Questionnaires administered to patients are "Face Scale" to study feelings and "GDS" for depression. We also use the urinary test to ascertain the presence of various hormones in the subjects. The results of these tests allow us to confirm that interaction with Paro can provide the same effects as interaction with real animals. After playing with Paro, a child who could not communicate and smile for more than six months got well, and started to talk and smile again. Elderly people also showed excellent adjustment ability to stress. Paro also played an intermediary role between caregivers and the elderly people.

Private or Public Co
- -- Private Company


ROBOT INFORMATION
Category of Robots We Sell

Residential, Medical

Type of Company/Services We Provide
Supplier, Manufacturer, Distributor

Robotics Fields/Specialities
Other


OTHER COMPANY INFORMATION

Awards Received
1992 - The youngest PhD in Electro-Mechanical Engineering
(25 years old in Japan)
1995 - Fuzzy Robot Award, IEEE ⁄ IFSA
1996 - Toyama Award, Toyama Future Foundation
2002 - The most therapeutic robot, Guinness World Records
2002 - Good Design Award, by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization
2002 - Excellent Presentation Award, SCIS&ISIS
2002 - Best Exhibition Award, SCIS&ISIS
2003 - Achievement Award, AROB
2003 - Robot Exhibition Award, Swedish Museum of Science and Technology
2003 - Prime Minister's Prize, Japan Junior Chamber
2003 - Grand-prix of The Outstanding Young Parson Award, Japan Junior Chamber
2003 - TOYP Chairman's Prize, Japan Junior Chamber
2003 - Human beings-power Award, Japan Junior Chamber
2003 - Best of COMDEX finalist, PC Magazine
2004 - The Best Technical Exhibition Award, IEEE RAS TExCRA 2004
2004 - The Outstanding Young Parson of the World, Junior Chamber International

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