Wednesday 22 July 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* Cobots and the rise of tech-enabled care

Cobots in careCOVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the challenges facing the care sector in the UK – and indeed globally - but it’s also shown the potential for technology to help improve outcomes and the quality of care received. In just a few weeks, we’ve seen the rapid growth in the adoption of technology by the care sector with families engaging with the vulnerable loved ones virtually, and wearable devices and remote monitoring technology being deployed to avoid the need to enter the homes of people who are shielding.

We’ve also seen the first use of collaborative robots - or cobots - in the UK care sector. Hampshire County Council and PA Consulting-led Argenti Care Technology Partnership are working with Japanese robotics developer Cyberdyne to trial lumbar support cobots to help care staff cope with the physical demands they face. More...

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '09:41' - Tagged: socialcare   robotics   caretech