The age of artificial intelligence: Helping seniors live longer, healthier in Tokyo

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Once a week, 86-year-old Tadashi Komatsuzaki eats with a smart device around his neck that measures his swallowing ability.

The sensor, known as Gokuri, taps artificial intelligence to detect such factors as swallowing strength and time, his posture, and whether he coughs when he eats or drinks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 11, 2019, with the headline Helping seniors live longer, healthier in Tokyo. Subscribe