We all expected this day to come. The day when technology would start to imitate reality, taking on a new vision of the future. The growth of artificial intelligence has allowed computers to solve problems that face the every day person. That being said, not only are we seeing the nostalgic resurgence of the 90’s Giga Pet, but also the growth of the life-like robotic pet.
The Joy For All Companion Pet is seeing a growth in popularity. These life-like robotic cats and dogs have begun to become a more common sight in retirement homes and amongst Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Though unlike their predecessors such as the iDog, or the Smart Puppy, they feature a heart beat, realistic fur and interactive touch responses. They have been specifically designed and programmed to look, sound, respond and feel like a real pet without the feeding or clean up.
Though most of us would prefer to have a real animal, you can’t change the fact that several studies conducted by AARP have tested the robotic pets as being just as comforting as traditional therapy animals. They also serve as a good icebreaker between, patients, doctors and other care givers.
These companions were created by HASBRO can be bought on joyforall.com for less than $200.
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