Being successful today means you have to look and feel vital, young and fit. While the share of elderly people in western societies is steadily growing, they are increasingly seen and treated as a burden. Through the films in this series we examine the paradox of ageing: everyone wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old.
Three elderly ladies in a nursing home become friends with Alice. She is a robot that talks, sings, laughs, and even encourages them to do gymnastics. Q&A with Prof Steven Vos (Industrial Design, TUe). Is advanced technology the only answer to the increasing demand for health care?
This programme is powered by the Vitality Academy, which aims to offer internationally acknowledged education on vitality topics such as physical and mental health status and health behavior, sports and physical activity. The Vitality Academy is part of a strategic alliance between Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology and University Medical Centre Utrecht.
Regie: Sander Burger Duur: 80 min Land: Nederland Genre: Documentaire