Robotics in hospitals is transforming the way healthcare services are provided. The technology increases operational efficiencies and allows healthcare professionals to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
Medical robots fall into several categories, including surgical assistance, modular, and autonomous. Robotic applications are also growing in areas such as rehabilitation, prescription dispensing and medical transportation.
Discover the leading robotics companies in the hospital sector
Using its experience in the sector, Hospital Management has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to robotics.
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Leading suppliers of hospital robotics solutions include Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Stryker, Globus Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Smith & Nephew, CMR Surgical, Xenex Disinfection Services and Matternet.
Types of robots in the hospital industry
Care or nursing robots help in overcoming the shortage of nursing staff in hospitals. They can perform several basic routine nursing tasks such as monitoring vitals, transferring or lifting patients and drawing blood.
These robots enable high-quality disinfection in hospitals and healthcare centres. UV disinfection robots have gained popularity for carrying out sanitising activities. They can navigate through rooms and hallways autonomously and disinfect the surface with UV rays.
Robots as companions
Robots can offer emotional support to patients through simple activities such as conversing to them.
Robotic exoskeletons can serve as rehabilitation tools for patients with severe injuries such as spinal cord injuries. They can help disabled patients in regaining their mobility.
Advantages of robots in hospitals
The need for robots in hospitals is growing amid an ageing population, dwindling healthcare workforce, and increasing chronic diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the development of robotics in the healthcare setting.
Robotic surgery is another area of application for robotics, which helps surgeons in performing minimally invasive surgeries with greater precision. Robots can also take on labour-intensive tasks such as heavy lifting so that nurses can focus on providing better clinical care to patients.