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PTR Robots – Blue Ocean Robotics’ mobile robot for both lifting and rehabilitating patients

  • October 10, 2020

Last week, PTR Robots was featured in The Robot Report because of the increasing interest in the robot’s ability to optimize and improve rehabilitation, care, patient transfer and work environment at especially hospitals and nursing homes.

“Robots have been entering hospitals for materials handling, checking in patients, and surgical procedures, as well as for therapeutic use. PTR Robots has been working with healthcare professionals at a university hospital and a nursing home to develop a mobile robot that can help move patients and and rehabilitate them.

Worldwide, lifting injuries account for a third of all occupational injuries among nurses, and there has been a global shortage of nurses and healthcare workers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the World Health Organization.” (The Robot Report, 2020).