AN ingenious new robotic aid to help Alzheimer’s patients has been launched in Andalucia this week.

Nuka – a fluffy seal with AI technology – has proven effective in relieving anxiety, improving communication, alleviating pain and even stopping patients from wandering – a common issue among sufferers.

Developed in Japan, the benefits to many health organisations, is their ability to cut spending on  psychotropic drugs.

Currently the worldwide cost of treating Alzheimer’s stands at US$1 trillion.

Nuka has voice recognition and emits baby seal sounds, as well as actually move.

Alzheimer’s experts say it also helps the mental and emotional well-being of patients.

The clever new invention was unveiled at the CK La Quinta Care home in San Pedro de Alcantara..

Commercial Manager Victoria Herrero, said: ‘This is a very significant aid for Alzheimer’s patients.

“We are proud to be part of this launch and plan on working with other healthcare experts to launch more innovations at La Quinta.”

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