We are very excited that ROBERT® as the world’s first rehabilitation robot for bedridden patients now is undergoing clinical tests at a Danish Hospital – Odense University Hospital (OUH). The rehabilitation robot trains bedridden patients so they can recover and get discharged from the hospital faster.
The ROBERT®-training prevents blood clots, pressure sores and stiff joints as well as other complications. The robot is controlled by a nurse or a physiotherapist and their professional knowledge but saves her or him for repeated heavy lifting. ROBERT® offers what is called “passive and guided active mobilization”.
Fewer injuries and faster healing
ROBERT® works by the way that staff at first shows the robot how to train the individual patient. The robot then repeats the desired movement/exercise in the exact same way in an entered number of times. The therapist then can use the time to talk to the patient or to train other patients in the same room. By the slightest resistance from the patient, the robot stops immediately.
The robot shall help to ensure that people are not more getting sick as a result of being immobile. At the same time, the patient’s well-being increases through early mobilization, which also provides better immune system and faster healing.
International Health and Innovation Conference in Odense
ROBERT® was also in Odense this week for attending WHINN 2018 (Week of Health and INNovation), where ROBERT® received great attention.
WHINN is an international health tech and health innovation conference that includes side events, an exhibition, matchmaking and networking activities – all within health and innovation.
The medical director Peder Jeest from OUH was interviewed about rehabilitation and robots in hospitals on the Danish Radio news.