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February 05, 2010

Elder Care and Nurse Aid Robots

Gecko Systems is making elder care robots and mobile service robots (MSR) for other applications

They have a CareBot MSR that monitors the carereceiver.

Elderly people in nursing homes receive attention from nurses an average of nine minutes per day. These places are expensive ($45,000 to $60,000 per year) and not always easy or convenient for family members to physically visit. There is a crisis for cost effective assistance. Concern for their parents is one of the main reasons for adult children to purchase an elder care enabled CareBot MSR.

Benefits
Cost Effective Monitoring
Virtual Visits
Automatic Reminders
Companionship
Automatic Emergency Notification



Nurse Aidbot

Nurse Aid robot

Benefits
Nurse's Aide
Carrying Supplies
Errand Running
Telemedicine/Telehealth
Nurse's Aide
The CareBot™ MSR will assist medical personnel. It can contain on board a Blood Pressure monitor, Pulse monitor, or Oxygen. It is a cost effective assistant. It is able to follow the nurse while responding to commands.

Carrying Supplies
The CareBot™ MSR will carry specialized supplies , such as those for IV’s or Blood work. In addition any bandages or equipment such as a fibrillater.

Errand Running
The CareBot™ MSR will not have a problem in taking bed pans or other items to a particular patient. It can carry loads of up to 200 lbs.

Telemedicine/Telehealth
The Company's Mobile Security Robots (MSRs) augmented for TeleMedicine allow health professionals and medical experts to remotely consult with patients and health care providers giving vital, cost effective, confidential medical services to virtually any location, rural or urban, national or international. Using high quality cameras and data transfer, medical data, radiological images, sounds and patient records can be transferred from one site to another permitting physicians to consult with colleagues and specialized experts despite geographical separation











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