A new robot is designed to help provide quality care for Japan’s aging population. Robots expected to play role in U.S. caregiving cites long-term care insurance expert.
A new robot has brought Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population.
The robot uses high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology to lift patients weighing up to 80kg (180 pounds) off floor-level bedding and into a wheelchair. The developers note this is intended to free care facility personnel of one of their most difficult and energy-consuming tasks.