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Image: A woman sits on a hospital bed while a service robot comes through the door and offers drinks; Copyright: Jasper Block/Robotise

Jasper Block/Robotise

Researchers evaluate robot use in clinical routine


What potential do robotic systems hold when it comes to relieving highly qualified nursing staff in hospitals of non-specialist service activities? This is currently being researched by the Professorship of Nursing Science at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) and the LMU university hospital in Munich.
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Robots – helping hand in the hospital


Robots have already been part of our everyday live for some time now, whether in our private life or at many workplaces. But how can the automatic helpers be helpful as an assistant in everyday hospital life? We got to know some great ideas at MEDICA 2022.
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Image: Woman in medical hospital examines a x-ray screening image of the skull, Copyright: stevanovicigor


Flexible, steerable device placed in live brains by minimally invasive robot


The early-stage research tested the delivery and safety of the new implantable catheter design in two sheep to determine its potential for use in diagnosing and treating diseases in the brain.
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Image: A wearable assistive robot that can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, exhibited in a hall; Copyright: Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Assistive robot to prevent falls and assist in physiotherapy for the elderly


Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have developed a wearable assistive robot that can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user’s risk of sustaining injuries.
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Image: the robot AV1 at school; Copyright: Estera Kluczenko

Estera Kluczenko

Robotics: an avatar to end loneliness


A child who has to miss many days of school due to long-term illness? An older adult living alone or in a nursing home? The Norwegian startup No Isolation believes that nobody should have to experience social isolation, no matter how old you are. The company uses technology to help combat loneliness.
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