physiotherapy is an important part of healing after an injury. this robot helps speed up this process while making nurse's lives much easier an safer
The earlier mobilization takes place, the better. In order to facilitate movement as soon as possible following hospitalization or surgery, a more effective rehabilitation process, treatment, and optimal recovery are all required.
Early mobilization increases blood flow, reduces the risk of blood clots, bed sores, and wound infections. It also improves respiratory function by removing secretions, reducing chest infection risk. In addition, it activates the digestive system, improving overall health. Early patient movement has a higher likelihood of resulting in an earlier discharge.
This was the intention when ROBERT® was designed. Healthcare professionals gain many advantages from the innovative robot. The most common cause of injury for workers in this industry is lifting or moving patients, mainly when dealing with obese patients.
According to Eurostat's 2021 survey, while 45% of adults in the EU had an average weight in 2019, slightly more than half (53%) were overweight (36% pre-obese and 17% obese), and nearly 3% were underweight, based on their body mass index (BMI). Hence, its ability to reduce the amount of time spent lifting heavy objects repeatedly and make maneuvering simple.
Additionally, The robot can perform an exercise on a patient more than 400 times if needed. In contrast, a therapist can't perform 200 manual repetitions of the same exercise on a patient. Another benefit of the straightforward interface is that it makes for an easy, quick, and safe operation.
A fixture fastened around the patient's foot allows the robot to be "attached" to the patient and perform its function. Then, based on earlier medical evaluations, the health professional enters the exercises prescribed for the session into the robot's system. In this manner, ROBERT® can precisely memorize the routines and repeat them without additional human assistance.
The number of patients a nurse or physiotherapist can work with during a shift increases from 8 to 24 when the robot is used. As a result, patients experience a better outcome, and health professionals work in a better environment with lower staffing costs.
In fact, according to the manufacturer, using the robot to administer ten treatments in a single shift will cost just 9 euros per procedure, with a two-year payback period.
In hospitals, physiotherapy clinics, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities, many patients can profit from ROBERT®. In addition, the robot can be applied to neurology patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal cord issues, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. This device can also be used in oncology, orthopedics, and geriatrics, among other medical specialties.
In addition to being used in hospitals and clinics in Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the United States, leading spinal cord centers, rehabilitation centers, and clinics have been using ROBERT® in major Danish municipalities.