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The Future of Rehabilitation Care?

The International Modern Hospital Show 2010 is taking place from July 14th to 16th at Tokyo Big Sight, where more than 380 companies are exhibiting.  A special display will showcase the Future of Rehabilitation Care (as opposed to surgical robotics), which aim to improve patient quality of life and support independence of the elderly or disabled (such as through power assist technology for transferring patients from their bed and bath).  Most recognizable are the technologies from Cyberdyne (HAL), NEC (PaPeRo), and AIST (Paro).  EMC-250, a wheelchair with a robotic arm capable of picking up a coin from the ground was also shown.

[source: Int’l Modern Hospital Show] via [CB News (JP)]

  • alex

    HAL is quite good, one of the few things that can be really useful. But I guess it’s damn expensive.