There is already a shortage of healthcare workers.
Automation may be part of the future.
The WHO estimates that the population of people over 60 will double by 2050. This is just one example of changing trends that will require a much larger number of healthcare workers to maintain the current level of welfare in society. Innovative healthcare technologies are often thought to be a way to meet this challenge, making it essential that we figure out how humans and machines can provide care together, while providing good working conditions for humans.
AUTOWORK will specifically investigate automated home healthcare technologies to see how these affect healthcare workers and patients living at home.