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Robot Gives Bed Baths To Patients

Robot Gives Bed Baths To Patients
Innovation

A robo-nurse ensures personal hygiene of patients in the hospital.

by Naresh Kumar
  • 12 november 2010

Researchers at Georgia Tech. have created a robot nurse that can autonomously aid elderly patients in hospitals by giving them bed baths. Cody, as its called, is equipped with a camera and laser interface; using its image processing, it identifies which area of the body needs cleaning, after which it starts wiping that body part with a cloth.

In their tests, the robot was able to remove over 96% of the ‘debris’ on human body by wiping with a very low force.

Here’s a demo given by this robo-nurse:



Georgia Institute of Technology

[via Engadget]

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