Robotics

Washington State University (WSU) scientists are testing a mobile robot designed to help care for senior citizens with health limitations who live on their own.

Thanks to the rise of AI technologies and more healthcare agencies embracing assistive robots, the personal robotics industry is expected to be an $18.85 billion market opportunity by 2020, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.

Nurses at a Dallas hospital are embracing the presence of an assistive robot following a month-long pilot.

A VA nursing home in Albany, New York, is using robotic animals with built-in AI to comfort patients with dementia, according to a report by WNYT News.

Two Duke research teams are taking advantage of the sudden rise of AI in healthcare by using chatbots to provide information about maternal health and mental health tools to women in Kenya.

Moving a motorized wheelchair typically involves operating a joystick or using sensors. That may soon change after Hoobox Robotics, a Brazil-based technology company, teamed up with Intel to create software that uses AI to help the disabled drive motorized wheelchairs with facial expressions, according to a report by USA Today.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.5 million grant to help researchers develop a robotic system that “destroys” metastatic brain tumors with high-intensity therapeutic ultrasound and real-time imaging.

Florida-based telehealth provider MDLive is now incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into its virtual healthcare services with its new interactive chatbot named “Sophie,” according to a report by the Sun Sentinel.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way healthcare providers care for elderly patients through a variety of new AI-powered solutions. One tool that’s making a big splash in the field is the robotic helper, according to a report by Forbes.

A University of Toronto professor believes artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will play a key role in streamlining healthcare delivery for patients, and hopes a new AI robot can lead the way.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is partnering with FundamentalVR, a virtual reality (VR) training and data analysis technology platform in London, to develop several surgical VR simulation and educational products.

Artificial intelligence has arrived, and the industry is officially on notice. The utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare was named the second most important medical innovation for 2019 by the Cleveland Clinic.