ITRI MediRobot by Pilotfish is a robotic assistant that can lift and transfer patients with limited mobility and assist their caregiver. Traditional lifters have their drawbacks and have to be used in combination with wheelchairs etc. This servo-controlled MediRobot not only helps in transferring the patient from bed to the bathroom (or help in walking) but also displays information like weight and blood pressure collected via sensors on the sling.
The robot allows the caregiver to fully focus on the task of transporting the patient, without the physical strain. It also serves as an infotainment terminal for the patient. This project was conducted in collaboration with Taipei Municipal Yan Ming Home for the Disabled.