A humanoid nurse who relates to the patient in the waiting room of a hospital or a polyclinic, recording a patient’s data during his acceptance phase, providing useful information to learn more about his journey and synchronizing with the devices that will perform the exam diagnostics: this is what robot APHEL does.
Healthcare 4.0 is Predict’s new challenge
The company is strongly oriented to departments research and development of new technologies at the service of the healthcare sector and has already developed two technologies (MISTRAL and OPTIP ) which are able to improve the quality of work for both doctors and nurses.
APHEL is also inspired by the same functional logic: the robot optimizes patient waiting times, with a significant benefit also for the nursing staff.
How APHEL works
The robot does not replace the important human contact between the patient and the medical staff, which remains irreplaceable for anyone benefiting from a health facility.
APHEL is able to perform all routine tasks, helping the patient in the preliminary stages.
The robot is able to recognize the arrival of a new patient in the waiting room, to approach and interact with him. The robot records the data, processes a personal card in real time and configures the machinery concerned, based on the patient’s parameters. Everything is then obviously validated by the doctor.
APHEL is a very flexible robot. In addition to providing information on the structure and helping to complete personal forms, it can drive the patient in the designated ward. It can also be used as a sentinel during surveillance patrols in wards, recording everything that happens and alerting nursing staff.
In pediatric wards, APHEL can be a precious entertainment tool for young patients, while the first routine operations are performed, thanks to its multi-sensory strategies (sight – hearing – touch) with which the child interacts.
A video to imagine the future
In this demonstration video, APHEL interacts with MISTRAL, the device designed by Predict for cancer diagnosis through breathing.
So we can already see the health of the future .