By Andy Choi
Panasonic has announced the development of a communication assistance robot called HOSPI-Rimo and new versions of the Hair Washing Robot and the RoboticBed.
These robots can be used by people who need help to live comfortable and safe lives. The HOSPI- Rimo acts as a communicator between bedridden people and their health care providers. People with limited mobility or communication skills can also benefit from the robots.
The HOSPI automatic delivery robot is already used in hospitals in Japan and a few other nations. The HOSPI-Rimo employs HOSPI's autonomous mobility technology and high-definition visual communications technology.
Panasonic officials said that if a location near the target person is specified, the robot can autonomously move to that place and recognize the surrounding environment and avoiding obstacles in the way. The entire process of hair washing can be completed with the new Hair-Washing Robot. This includes wetting to shampooing, rinsing, conditioning, and drying.
The RoboticBed has the ability to transform into a wheel chair and back into a bed depending on the patients needs. The future of health care does seem to be headed the automated way. Many people will benefit from these innovations in the future.