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Caleb Johnston

New Futures of Labour, Technology and Elder Care

Funded by the UK’s Leverhulme Trust, I am currently in the initial stages of building a multi-sited geographical understanding of the role and possibilities of co-bot technology.

Co-bots are wearable robotic exoskeletons being used to augment human strength and, in some cases, supplement the need for care workers. The technology is moving across sectors and seen to extend the productive lives of workers and to deliver cost efficiencies to government and industries.

This work is being carried out with my research collaborator Geraldine Pratt at the University of British Columbia.