Posted by Pak Guru on December 18th, 2017 | 0 comments | health, IELTS, interactive, lecture, listening, practice, robots, section 4, technology
IELTS Listening Section 4 is arguably the most difficult part of the listening test. A single speaker delivers a talk or a lecture, and all ten questions have to be answered without a break.
Listen to a talk on robots as carers for the elderly and answer the questions.
Fill in the gaps with one word or a number!
Why do we need robots to care for the elderly?
- The population of the world is increasing.
- Healthcare systems cannot cope with the increasing numbers of old people.
- Elderly people not only need help with physical problems, they also need help with mental illnesses such as dementia
Robots currently under development
- Nadine has been under development for 3 years.
- Nadine can..
- ..monitor patients.
- ..alert doctors in case of emergency
- ..talk to patients.
- ..read stories
- ..play games.
- Nadine cannot..
- ..understand accents well.
- ..coordinate well.
- Mera is being developed by IBM.
- Mera can..
- ..watch a video of a patient’s face to monitor their heart and breathing.
- ..alert carers if a patient falls
The Internet of things
- Networked gadgets can..
- ..detect physical changes in patients.
- ..detect changes in a patient’s environment
- ..enable carers to give patients more privacy
Robo-pets – Paro
- Paro, a robotic seal, was developed in Japan.
- Paro knows when a patient touches it, and is designed to look patients in the eye.
- In clinical trials, Paro helped to control symptoms including depression, anxiety and stress.
- Paro can also be programmed to treat other psychological symptoms.
- Elderly people may become even more isolated if human carers are replaced by robots.
- Robots need to be programmed with personal information.