These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
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Elder care Riba, a Japanese robot, aims to help with elder care. Japan has one of the largest aging populations in the world, so this is incredibly important. Designed to be nonthreatening in appearance, Riba lifts elderly patients out of bed, so their linens can be changed, among other tasks. As important and difficult a task as this is, I'm still not sure what patients suffering from dementia would think of a six-foot-tall robot bear lifting them out of bed. Riba has gone through several iterations and likely will go through more before being put to heavy use.
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