Meet Paro, a furry friend to dementia patients (Toronto Star)

NANTO, JAPAN—In March 2002, a helicopter carried Takanori Shibata over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and deposited him on an ice floe, just off the coast of Quebec’s Magdalen Islands. The Japanese engineer had spent the previous nine years developing “Paro,” a device designed to tackle one of the biggest public health issues of the 21st…

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