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Robots for Disabilities (BBC)
1. Why is Nobuko Nishi in a wheelchair?
She broke her legs.
She suffered from a stroke causing her legs to be paralysed.
She is testing out a new wheelchair technology.
2. What kind of technology is Nobuko Nishi trying out that helps her to walk again?
a robotic wrap around belt and legs
new kind of wheelchair
3. How do sensors work in this kind of technology?
Sensors attached to her legs are picking up electrical impulses, controlling the robotic limbs.
Sensors attached to her forehead are picking up electrical impulses, controlling the robotic knees.
Sensors attached to her hips are picking up electrical impulses, controlling the robotic knees.
4. What is their rehabilitation target?
They want the patients to stay in the hospital for two months for full recovery.
They aim that the robotic technology can help in order for the patients to go home and live comfortably.
They want the government to fund and produce more robotic technology so that more people will be treated in their rehabilitation program.
They aim to produce more advanced kind of cane to help the patients.
5. According to the report, what country needs robotic technology the most?
6. What proportion of the population of Japan is over 65?
7. What challenge of helping old people does the video highlight?
to develop devices to help them live a happier old age.
to allocate more funds on health and social security
to invite more foreign doctors and caregivers
to send stroke patients to the best rehabilitation facilities abroad
8. What is Robovie R3?
Robovie R3 is the robotic device for walking.
Robovie R3 is a prototype robot guide for patients with cerebral palsy.
Robovie R3 is a prototype robot guide for the deaf.
Robovie R3 is a prototype robot guide for the blind.
9. Where is Robovie R3 made?
10. What does the video suggest will be the role of robots in the future?
That robots will replace the workforce.
That robots will become unnecessary in the future.
That robots will do all the household chores.
That robots will become companions in life.
What kind of physical challenges do elderly people face? Can you give some examples?
Do you know anyone who has suffered from a stroke? If yes, how has it affected his or her life?
What do you feel when you see a disabled person?
Does your city have a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities?
What are some common diseases in your country?
If you saw a person with disability alone in a park, what would you do?
Do you think it is possible for people with disabilities to live active and fulfilling lives? Why or why not?
How do you think the government can help disabled people?
How do you think science can help people with disabilities?
Do you know any famous people with disabilities? If yes, what can you learn from their experiences?
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