Blue Ocean Robotics has developed a new robot solution in a PPP collaboration with University Hospital in Køge (South of Copenhagen). The new Multi-Tower Robot is designed to transfer patients carefully and without using fixed overhead lifts.
In 2020 when the new University Hospital in Køge is finished, it will be equipped with flexible robots that can help move patients in a safe way, while at the same time putting less strain on health staff, such as nurses and care assistants. Transfer of patients lay claim on a lot of the human resources available, and is often associated with risk of work related injuries to hospital personnel and limited patient safety.
The robot is a contribution to the improvement of quality level, resource utilization and general welfare development in the Danish healthcare system. The versatile design and flexibility of the Multi-Tower Robot also enables application in other hospital environments and user scenarios, like lavatory visits, showering, outpatient clinics, bed transports, etc. The robot is easy to adapt and move from one location to another and can be pulled over a patient’s bed, when a patient is being moved. Build in sensors enables the robot to navigate around eventual obstacles. Features that also makes the robot suitable in the primary health care sector and in patients own home.
Blue Ocean Robotics, situated in Odense, appreciates the opportunity of close collaboration enabled in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), which makes it possible to develop useful technology like the Multi-Tower Robot. Senior Business Developer at Blue Ocean Robotics, Anja Hald, says that the collaboration furthermore adds to better utilization of the resources available in the healthcare sector.
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