Technology has literally transformed the health industry. On the other hand, has it not? The year 2016 was an outstanding year for the health sector regarding technology. Moreover, it will not stop in 2017. Although there are concerns on robots replacing people in the workforce, the benefits are many. Just imagine the effectiveness of a machine that does not need food or sleep, not biased as we humans often are. With proper forethought and preparation, the health sector can ensure that the human touch stays relevant in medicine while taking advantage of the robotics. Here are some of the exciting features that have helped the health industry this year
At best, surgery is an unpleasant experience. Patients have to wait for long depending on the resources and workforce available. However, DaVinci helps eliminate this problem. The technology has been used in various areas of urologic surgery to head and neck. You should note that the surgeon is in full control of the system all the time; however, the machine has bigger flexibility and reach, a smaller incision made with the greater incision. Therefore, the robots are enough to reach the areas with the problem.
Robotics are putting the “care” back in healthcare
When in a hospital, patients interact with nurses the most. The nurses check the vital signs, take care of your hygiene, check on your condition, and draw blood. The nurses are mostly overwhelmed by mentally and physically daunting tasks, and because of this, it is always an unpleasant experience for those involved. Robotic nurses help carry this burden. The nurses have been designed to perform the repetitive task, which gives the staff more energy to deal with areas that need human decision-making empathy and skills. Some robots can even take your blood sample.
Robotic help for a better life
Having robotics in healthcare 2017 is more than just drawing blood. Using a remote-controlled robot like those developed by Anybots Inc caretaker can talk to their patients; check their conditions and the need for further treatments. This boosts efficiency by far through eliminating the home visits that consumes much time. The only downside is companies making this robotics have to improve the privacy concerns. As with most robotics, it is near impossible to get non-authorized personnel. With the right safeguards, these robots have highly improved the lives of patients and caretakers.
Robotics in the supply chain
One amazing thing about robotics is that makers can make them durable so they can overtake tasks that would be too dangerous for humans. For example, Petman is designed for testing chemical protection clothing. The robot moves freely and can change suit temperature and start sweating to provide realistic conditions. Such robotics and features are meant to reduce the risk to human testers. In the end, production becomes cheaper due to mechanization of the supply chain. It becomes more affordable as well. The robotics has increased productivity in the health sector since they are agile sturdy and flexible.
In conclusion, the above are just some of the features. Robotics offer more benefits to the health industry.