Panasonic Helper Robots
September 27, 2011 by Michael
People these days are living longer especially in developed nations due to the healthier lifestyle available and improved medical care offered. Due to this there are an increasing number of people to care for at an old age.
Currently younger people, family and friends assist the older generation in tasks that they find difficult; however as the population of old people increase the number of people to look after them does not. To assist them Panasonic Helper Robots have been designed. The Panasonic series of robot gadgets take advantage of the latest technology to provide improved communication assistance, hair washing facility, and multipurpose bed.
Firstly, Panasonic’s “HOSPI” which has been made available to hospitals in Japan provides medication delivery, i.e. sort and transportation to nurse stations.
Secondly, the “HOSPI-Rimo” is a robot that utilizes self guiding technology to supply a communication medium between bedridden patients and everyone else. It uses high-definition visual technology to allow doctors to interact with patients without being at the bedside. This is a massive plus not just for patients but for doctors who often spend large amounts of time travelling between patients and departments.
Thirdly, a hair washing robot that can shampoo and condition a patient’s hair and rinse any residue off before the hair is dried. The hair wash robot can also apply a head massage to calm and relax the patient exactly what you want when stuck in hospital recovering from illness.
Finally the RoboticBed which is not only a bed but can also be transformed into an electric chair. This electronic gadget has been designed with caregivers and patients feedback in mind to allow for easy usage and excellent health and safety practicality.