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How Robotics Helps Ensure Effective Patient Care
Medical robots help in surgery, improve hospital logistics, and allow physicians to offer patients more direct attention.
Fremont, CA: In the medical profession, robots are changing how procedures are conducted, simplifying supply delivery and cleaning, and freeing up time for physicians to interact with patients.
Over the years, computer vision and data analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI) have changed health robots, expanding capabilities into many other healthcare sectors. Robots are being employed in clinical areas to assist health personnel and improve patient care, in addition to the operating room. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics began using robots for a broader range of activities to help limit pathogen exposure. It has become evident that health robots' operational efficiency and risk reduction add value in various ways.
Robots will become increasingly autonomous as technology advances, eventually completing specific jobs fully on their own. As a result, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff will be able to focus more on delivering empathy inpatient care.
• Benefits of Robotics in Healthcare
Health robotics offers high-quality patient care, efficient clinical operations, and a safe environment for patients and healthcare personnel.
• High-Quality Patient Care
Medical robots can help with minimally invasive operations, personalized and regular monitoring for patients with chronic illnesses, intelligent treatments, and social interaction for the elderly. Furthermore, as robots reduce workloads, nurses and other caregivers may provide patients with more empathy and human connection, promoting long-term well-being.
• Operational Efficiencies
Service robots automate regular activities, reducing the physical demands on human workers while ensuring more uniform procedures. These robots can maintain track of inventories and arrange orders on time, assisting in delivering supplies, equipment, and medication. Mobile Cleaning and disinfection robots allow hospital rooms to be swiftly cleaned and prepared for new patients.
• Safe Work Environment
By delivering supplies and linens in hospitals where disease exposure is a danger, service robots assist in keeping healthcare personnel safe. Cleaning and disinfection robots can minimize hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) while limiting pathogen exposure—and hundreds of healthcare institutions are currently utilizing them. Social robots can also assist with heavy lifting, like moving beds or patients, reducing the physical strain on healthcare personnel.