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Humanoid robots: The future of healthcare?

02 June 2023

Technological innovations have always driven humans forward. However, the current rate of acceleration indicates that we are on the cusp of some truly remarkable leaps forward across all industries.

The key driver of technological advancement remains the need for efficiency and reducing costs, particularly during times of uncertainty. One area in which we are seeing this play out is in the field of robotics. Companies such as 1X are developing robots with practical, real-world applications that can augment human capabilities, with the potential to have a profound effect on our day-to-day lives.

Rishi Sunak recently spoke of the need for the UK to embrace robot workers to innovate the NHS, to deal with a significant shortage of workers and spiralling costs. 1X has trialled its robot, EVE, as an assistant to healthcare professionals in Norway, where it has performed a range of logistical tasks.

This trial gave a glimpse into the possibilities of implementing humanoid robots into a healthcare setting, by providing critical support to patients and freeing up healthcare workers to focus on the more highly skilled aspects of patient care.

Read the full article in DPA's June issue


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