The idea behind eldercare home robotics has been around for years. Its relevance has come to the surface as the gap between the number of available caregivers and the world’s aging population continues to widen.
This population problem is already very serious in countries like Japan, where there will be an estimated shortage of 1 million caregivers by 2025. The U.S. is facing a similar dilemma — as the percentage of people aged 65 or older is expected to rise to roughly 26% by 2050.
A national snapshot shows that the annual median cost of a private room in a nursing home is $92,378, which reflects a 1.24% increase from 2015. This growing financial burden, coupled with the shortage of caregivers, proves the need to find a more efficient way to care for the world’s elderly population such as robotics.
The SIFROBOT-4.21 is ready to elevate these burdens with its cutting-edge and highly customizable functions that will make up for the lack of caregivers.
One of the very basic tasks that the SIFROBOT-4.21 can do in an elderly house is simple diagnoses of residents. A doctor’s time is very valuable, and diagnosing a simple ailment that can be cured using over the counter medicine is not productive.
SIFROBOT-4.21 can be programmed with a questionnaire to rapidly diagnose what’s causing discomfort to a patient. The results of the questionnaire will help the patient find the right medicine. SIFROBOT-4.21 will also be able to tell if the conditions are more serious than a simple trip to the pharmacy, so there are no worries about misdiagnosing someone.
An eldercare home is a place where caregivers should maintain a healthy physical and psychological state of the residents. The SIFROBOT-4.21 is able to help with this task. It can move towards a patient through a voice command, use its 720P laser projector to create a home theater experience, be controlled by voice commands, or controlled only through gestures. SIFROBOT-4.21 gesture control uses its state-of-the art camera and sensors to capture the movement of a patient and be controlled merely by their movements. This means anyone, regardless of injury, can use it.
Another advantage that the SIFROBOT-4.21 will bring to an eldercare home a 24/7 patient monitoring. Thanks to the automatic recharging function. The robot be can connect to wearables via wifi or Bluetooth. This allows our robotic nurse to monitor a patient and contact a healthcare professional if they are needed.