The KIRO-M5 nurse robot schedules daily activities and roams the ward using a suite of obstacle sensors
The KIRO-M5 can detect when a diaper has been soiled, alert the nursing staff, and then purify and sterilize the air
The KIRO-M5 nurse robot is being tested in elder care facilities in Korea
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have recently approved iRobot's telepresence robot RP-VITA for use in hospitals, but as far as medical robots are concerned Japan and Korea remain ahead of the curve. The latest in a line of nurse droids is the KIRO-M5, a compact transportation robot that can carry supplies, sterilize and deodorize the air, and alert nurses when the elderly patients need their diapers changed.
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