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With one in five Americans expected to be a senior citizen by 2030, the shortfall in nursing could be twice as large as any other since the mid-1960s.With a lack of nurses to fill the void, artificial intelligence might be needed to step in and help.In addition, many chatbots currently struggle with context, such a crucial feature when it comes to holding a conversation.Many can answer a basic question but after that, it is impossible to judge how the dialogue will develop from there.Scientists at Washington State University have utilized sensors to gather data about how residents are communicating and moving which can identify depression or dementia.In the not too distant future, we could see algorithms developed to predict changes in behavior to prevent emotional issues from worsening.With the caregiver support ratio expected to drop from 7 potential caregivers for every high-risk person over 80 to less than 1 in 3 by 2050, these advancements in technology could not have come at a better time.Artificial intelligence will not replace nurses in the near future, but they will be able to take on many of new healthcare roles to ease the strain.
Meanwhile, there is a growing concern over the number of older people and the alarming lack of carers to look after them.
In San Francisco, a group of older adults is engaging with a device called Elliq.
The device uses machine learning to understand the preferences of the owner in order to recommend activities.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed sensors which ensure senior citizens can be monitored around the clock to determine how serious a fall is or even to predict one.
Depth sensors mounted on walls could detect subtle changes in elderly people including walking patterns or an increased shakiness.