Thomas makes an ideal companion cat for anyone unable to own the real thing. He can purr, meow and makes movements just like a real live cat but without the hassle. He will respond differently depending on where you pet him. Especially recommended for anyone with a dementia – read the supporting evidence below.
Researchers studying the effects of robotic pets on people living with a dementia found:
‘companion cats enhance the well-being and quality of life of individuals with dementia living in a long-term care facility by providing companionship and interaction with their environment, which helps to reduce anxiety and agitation.’ They also found that ‘introduction of the cat would prompt an overwhelmingly positive response welcoming the cat with a change in posture and effect.’ ‘Upon stimulation of the cat, the participants would have increased acknowledgement, interaction and positive regard towards the cat.’ James Madison University (12.12.2018)
The Joy for All pets have won the following awards:
- Dementia Smart Award (2018)
- Caregiver Friendly Award (2016, 2017 & 2019),
- Providence Business News ‘Most Innovative Companies – Best in Business’ (2018)
- TripleTree iAwards finalist (2018).
This product differs from static comfort toys such as Perfect Petzzz in that the Joy for All companion pets have a wide range of movements and noises much more like the real thing.
Award winning product has won praise for its ability to:
- Provide companionship
- Increases meaningful interactions between family, staff and other residents
- Helps stimulate conversation
- Calms anxiety
- Increases quality of life for anyone who is socially isolated
- Helps improve behaviour without use of drugs
Thomas will entertain you by:
- Pat his left cheek and he will move his head towards your hand
- Pet the back of his head and he will purr happily
- Keep stroking him and he can roll on his back for you to tickle his tummy!
- The more you pet him, the more relaxed he gets, he might even go to sleep
- Leave him alone and he will go to sleep – wake him up with a gentle pat on the back
- Has mute switch when you need him to be quiet.
Read about a clinical study regarding the benefits of robotic pets by clicking here.