Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nursebots !

Overworked nurses, take heart : help is on the way

I saw an early 'bot', actually an 'orderly bot' in action at

a hospital in Denville New Jersey about 12 years ago
and as it glided (glid ? glade? glode?) by we stuck
a greasy bag of store-bought Samosas (an Indian snack)
on it to deliver to the patient we were visiting.
Just one of the many fun things you can do when these
nursebots start showing up in hospitals.......

Prototype robot nurses could be bustling
around hospital wards in as little as three years,
according to scientists in Germany who have developed
ground-breaking software.

The mechanised "nursebots" being developed by the
EU-funded scientists will perform basic tasks such as
mopping up spillages, taking messages and guiding
visitors to hospital beds.

They could also distribute medicines and even monitor
the temperature of patients remotely with laser thermometers.

Link to article from IBN Live

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