Firms in aging Thailand bet on demand surge for robots and diapers

By Khettiya Jittapong and Pairat Temphairojana BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai elderly care robot Dinsow can not only keep track of your medication and video-phone your relatives, but can also exercise with you and even entertain you with its karaoke skills. Its manufacturer, CT Asia Robotics, is one of many Thai firms investing heavily in healthcare for the aged in a country where the working-age population will decline this year – a first among the emerging economies of Southeast Asia. By the end of 2016, almost 15 percent of Thailand's roughly 68 million people will be over the retirement age of 60.

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