CloudMinds, a Beijing-based robotics company, is using its robots to help patients and to prevent secondary COVID-19 infection in Wuhan’s hospitals. The robots are used to deliver medication, patrol and clean infected areas, lead patients in exercises, and even perform robo-dances to entertain bored quarantined patients. They are also used to check heart rates and blood oxygen levels via smart bracelets and rings worn by patients.
- Each robot costs between $17,000 and $72,000, depending on its features.
- The robots can monitor patients’ vital signs by accessing the data of thermometers and bracelet-like smart devices connected to patients.
- It has helped alleviate physicians’ exposure to the virus and eased the workload of healthcare workers experiencing exhaustion, resulting in limited human-to-human contact and contained spread of the COVID-19.
Source: Channel News Asia, CNBC