Saturday, October 31, 2015

Humanoid Robots That Are Reducing Children's Care Related Pain and Stress by 50%?

There can be no doubt that robots have entered the medical care and services space. Different classes of robots are at work doing surgery, delivering medical supplies around hospitals, dispensing medications, cleansing hospital rooms and picking up laundry. Some are on the verge of lifting patients from bed to wheel chair. Soon they will be welcoming you at your medical check-in and escorting you to your appointed location. The next evolution has now begun. This next evolution is “humanoid” robots that work as medical assistants.

“Humanoid” robots are a next higher class of robot. They are equipped with human like interaction intelligence such as cognitive-behavior recognition, facial recognition and emotional response assessment. As such, they make ideal medical assistants. Know that humanoid robots are already working in pediatric care and have been clinically proven to reduce a child’s stress and pain by 50% when facing medical procedures. In dental practices humanoid robots are calming children as they have their first experiences with dental procedures.

In skilled nursing facilities they are doing everything from informing residents what’s for lunch to playing Bingo to leading exercise classes. In more specialized environments they are terrific in helping treat Autism. They increase vaccination rates. I have even seen where they can aid in dementia therapy. The point is they are here, they are real and they are ready to be on the job.

Their flexibility in adapting to customized medical protocols makes them extremely versatile.

I have been engaged for more than 45 years in the advances in technology. My work around humanoid robots has been the most exciting. Humanoid robots establish an entirely new interface to the world around us – innovation and imagination reign supreme. Not a day goes by when yet another breakthrough concept or idea fails to surface.

Besides, can there be anything better that seeing a fearful child transform into a smiling, excited and happier child? The medical profession will once again demonstrate their leadership in doing what they are foundationally committed to doing – increasing the quality of care. A positive experience by a child with medical care and or dental care can impact a lifetime of their perspective on health care and health self-management.

Strictly from a business perspective I have seen how humanoid robots increase business development and enhance patient loyalty. Not insignificant benefits of using this technology.

If you would like to know or learn or about my experience with humanoid robots in medical care call me at 603-580-5497 or e-mail me at I’d be glad to share what I have learned.