The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG) is one of the six national centers for advanced and specialized medicine in Japan. The Center of Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation for Longevity and Good Health (CARRL) is one of the core research centers of NCGG.  

Its mission is to support longevity and good health of older adults through the equipment of robots at centers for medical remedy, care and everyday life. NCGG is responding to the concrete demand for assistive robots to treat diseases, recovery, return to life, and support for daily life and care, both at nursery and private homes.  

Role in the project:  

The main role in this project for NCGG would be to provide the places to verify the effect of robots, such as hospitals, nursery homes, and private houses, where older adults have needed support from assistive robots. NCGG is composed of the National Hospital for Geriatric Medicine and the Research Institute. It provides home rehabilitation services as an extension of the rehabilitation ward, and has a variety of links to companies providing nursery home services, and as well as offices in charge of robot development and social implementation in national and regional government.