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Halodi Robotics: Sunnaas hospital explore the use of robots in the health care system

  • COMPANY: Halodi Robotics
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • DATE: May 5th, 2020

Halodi Robotics is the key partner for Sunnaas Hospital, which is the applicant for the HIRo project (Human Interactive Robotics for Healthcare). The project will search for new or improved solutions and services in the hospital and in the municipal services using Halodi Robotics’ humanoid robot platform.

The robotic platform is flexible and human-sized, moving with a set of two wheels. It has movable arms for work tasks that are remotely controlled by manual controls so that a healthcare professional can take over more robots as needed – a relevant feature for remote operations such as home care.

 

 

The goal of the HIRo-project is to provide aditional care for patients by using a humanoid robotic assistant. The robot will assist healthcare professionals in basic everyday tasks with patients such as hygiene or meals (also in their own homes). The robot platform also enables a new interactive service where one can accompany new patients and patient visitors through the hospital, as well as provide basic information.

Partners in the project also include Skien municipality, The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), and the University of Gothenburg. For more information read the article on IFE’s website about the HIRo project here.