Medical Round Robot – Terapio –
Kuzuhiko Terashima*1, Seiichi Takenoshita*2, Jun Miura*1,
Ryosuke Tasaki*1, Michiteru Kitazaki*1, Ryo Saegusa*1,
Takanori Miyoshi*1, Naoki Uchiyama*1, Shigenori Sano*1,
Junji Satake*1, Ren Ohmura*1, Toshihiko Fukushima*2,
Kiyoaki Kakihara*3, Hirotoshi Kawamura*4, and Mikio Takahashi*5
*1Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
*2Fukushima Medical University, Japan
*3KER Co., Ltd., Japan
*4Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd., Japan
*5Asahi System Co., Ltd., Japan
We have developed an innovative medical-personnel rounds-assistance robot called Terapio for use in hospital support, mainly in medical materials delivery and personnel rounds data recording. Terapio’s omnidirectional mobility and personnel tracking control during doctors’ rounds realize the smooth transfer of medical supplies from the nurses’ station to a patient’ bedside, for example. Vital information collected during medical personnel rounds is automatically recorded by a CCD camera and a voice recorder. This important information is then stored through the use of a touch panel.
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