Robotic Movement with a Difference

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.

Designer: Pilotfish


  • Jimmy C says:

    Very professionally done!

  • Susan Stroud says:

    Wow, this is awesome. I would love to have one of these for my son. I love how you don’t have to have bars that slide under everything and you have to be right on top of where you need to lower the patient and love that it has a little bit of a swing to it. GREAT idea and if you ever need someone to test it… I would be happy to. I have very bad hands and this would be such a big help. Love the idea, way to go! 😉

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