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Capitalize on the health benefits of robotics.

When people think of robotics, they often think about warehouses or manufacturing lines, where robots automate multiple processes. But robotics has the potential to reshape the way healthcare is delivered in a variety of applications and locales. While we’re a long way from a robot replacing a physician, there are many opportunities to provide automation in the healthcare arena that can reduce costs, improve quality of care, and free up healthcare workers’ time to focus more on patient care.

"There is an incredible opportunity for robotics technology to help fill care gaps and help aid healthcare workers."

Laurel D. Rick, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego

See how robotics can improve health.

Medical and surgical robots

Reducing human error and providing a more precise set of tools for the most complicated surgeries, the market for surgical robots is expected to be one of the fastest growing markets for healthcare related robots.

Factors to consider:
  • Precision control and feel
  • Remote operation
  • Reliability and consistency
  • Sanitization
  • FDA approval
  • Work effectively in an operating room

Exoskeletons

One of the more exciting areas of development are robotic devices, such as exoskeletons, than can assist people with disabilities become more mobile and live more normal lives.

Factors to consider:
  • Anthropometrics
  • Low profile drives
  • Passive counterweight lift assist

Telepresence robots

Robots that provide telemedical devices that allow a physician to remotely interact, diagnose, and recommend treatment to patients will become more prevalent in clinics around the world.

Factors to consider:
  • Physical environment
  • Power, recharging, and communication links
  • Number and location of cameras on robot; view specific areas on a patient's body
  • Ability to perform tests—such as blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature—on patients

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The Health Benefits of Robotics

Learn how robotics has the potential to reshape the way healthcare is delivered.

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