8 Ways Robots Can Enhance Healthcare

Science fiction movies are filled with depictions of medical robots as integral parts of the healthcare system. From Anakin Skywalker’s surgery by autonomous robots to Big Hero 6’s healthcare robot Baymax, these mechanical staffers stayed only within the realm of sci-fi movies and one’s imagination for a long time; but not for much longer. Indeed, as we exemplify in this article, they are steadily making their way into healthcare institutions. The healthcare industry is betting on those potentials as well, with the global medical robot expenditures expected to rise by about 20% by 2025 to reach $24.6 billion.  However, while there are aspects to medicine that robots can’t replace like creative thinking, all stakeholders must prepare for their presence. This is because even if they won’t put medical staff out of their jobs, those personnel who don’t embrace such technologies will be replaced by those who utilise them successfully. Indeed, the COVID-19 highlighted the importance of integrating robots in the medical workforce and they are set to stay. Robots can support, assist and extend the service health workers are offering. In jobs with repetitive and monotonous functions, they might even obtain the capacity to completely replace humans. Thus, medical professionals and caretakers would do well to learn more about medical robots: what they are capable of, how to work with them and in what way they might complement the tasks they perf...
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