Loneliness is the biggest challenge for elderly people living at nursing facilities.
Due to the coronavirus, these places don't allow visits, and for those that do, there's a wall separating visitors, preventing them from physical contact.
To improve this situation, one nursing facility created this movable non-contact room called "family's living room."
"This space is divided by a glass wall, so there is no risk of infection. And by using these gloves, people can finally hold hands with their loved ones."
Hey, it feels like I'm dreaming.
I've only ever dreamt of you guys coming for a visit.
They can finally hold hands after over a year apart.
There is a high-tech audio system that helps elderly people listen to their family's voices.
And a TV screen lets residents make video calls to family members who live abroad.
Is that Gi-heon?
Gi-heon, I love it.
He is the youngest. I have four sons.
This exhibition installation at Seoul Dongbu Senior Care Center, is giving senior residents and their families a chance to emotionally reconnect amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jang Tae-hyun, Arirang News.