The term Robot derives from the Czech word for Forced labour, it was used first in the play RUR: Rossum’s Universal Robots by Karel Čapek; which involves a scientist named Rossum who discovers the secret of creating humanlike machines. As we may all know that robot refers to any automatically operated machine that replaces human efforts.
However, robots have been in existence for a long while now, their entrance into the realm of medicine is relatively novel. Indeed, for decades medical-tech specialists were looking for ways to improve service in different areas in the healthcare industry.
Nowadays, Robots are making a big impact on medicine. They are rapidly growing as a part of the modern healthcare system.
Robots in healthcare help by relieving medical personnel from routine tasks, that take their time away from more pressing responsibilities, and by making medical procedures safer and less costly for patients.
In addition, Healthcare Robots have highly advanced capabilities for self-navigation throughout the medical facility, transporting dangerous substances, and accessing some contaminated areas in the hospital such as isolation rooms.
The emergence of Robots in healthcare is not meant to replace humans in the workforce rather it is a plus to healthcare providers, with their assistance patients can receive better and faster services.
Also, they relieve medical personnel from monotonous tasks such as dispensing food and medication, disinfecting rooms, and keeping company. Thereby enhancing and accelerating communication between doctors, hospital staff members, and patients.
Medical-tech specialists believe that the new COVID-19 has assured the benefits of Robots in Healthcare. In which, they can perform remote check-ups like temperature measurement and reduce the risk of the virus’ outbreak.
For instance, The Intelligent Telepresence Robot SIFROBOT-1.1, is a very helpful and friendly robot. It can move around in a remote location and let one communicate with people there via its camera, speaker, and microphone. Moreover, it can perform human functions like making depressed or elderly patients feel less lonely.
We can also mention, Disinfection robots that have become more popular recently in the fight against the fatal Coronavirus COVID-19. Such as the UVC + Disinfectant Sprayer Disinfection Robot: SIFROBOT-6.54 which is a wheeled chassis with a combination of disinfection machine and ultraviolet lamp collocation that can effectively kill bacteria and pathogenic microorganisms in the environment and air.
Briefly, apart from providing assistance or comfort, there are several benefits for healthcare providers and patients when robots become part of the services offered.
To conclude, Robots are everywhere from science fiction to your local hospital, where they are changing healthcare. That makes many observers consider them as the future technology that could ensure better patient healthcare services. They are ideal for relieving medical personnel from tedious routine tasks, allowing them to make time to attend to more pressing responsibilities around the healthcare facility.