Introduction of a robot to patrol the hospital room Fukui in the prevention of nosocomial infection of the Corona Virus

Introduction of a robot to patrol the hospital room To prevent nosocomial infection of the Corona Virus Fukui September 7 21:45

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While the prevention of nosocomial infection of the new coronavirus has become a challenge, hospitals in Fukui City have introduced a system in which doctors and nurses patrol without entering the hospital room by using robots.
The robot was introduced at the Prefectural Student Association Hospital in Fukui City.

The robot was developed by ana Holdings, an airline company, and is operated using a personal computer in an slender shape of about 1 meter and 50 centimeters in height.

The upper part was equipped with a screen equipped with a camera and microphone, and on the 7th, it was assumed that it would be used for patrols to check the patient’s physical condition, and the robot was moved to the bed side to have a conversation with the patient on the screen.

The hospital prohibits visits to inpatients due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and wants to use robots to interact with patients.

Ms. Masaya Tanaka, a nurse who participated in the training, said, “I felt that we could feel more at a sense of security for each other because we could see each other’s faces directly, depending on how we interacted over the phone.”

Dr. Daishu Toya, director of Fukui Prefecture Association Hospital, said, “We believe that robots are effective because we need a mechanism that reduces the loneliness that patients feel and at the same time avoids having to enter the hospital room as much as possible.”