Robots started working in a hospital in Norway
At Norwegian Akershus University Hospital, more than half of all work is done by robots. The staff and doctors work with automatic machines literally shoulder to shoulder throughout the day. Arriving at the hospital, doctors must scan their ID cards on a special screen in order to check in at the workplace and get clean clothes. Employees make their choice on the screen, and literally within a minute, blouses and trousers in a clean ironed form arrive directly on a hanger through a special system of pipes to the machine. By the way, at the end of the working day, you can also hand over your clothes to the laundry contactlessly by dropping them into a special bin.
Doctors can go to their office on an electric scooter. At the same time, they do not need to drag heavy loads to their office or to patients. It is enough to call “smart robots” with a pair of buttons, similar to iron pallets. These cars are able to avoid obstacles and even use elevators. They accurately deliver any cargo to all floors and wards of the hospital.
Doctors also transport drugs contactlessly via “pipe mail” – a system of pipes, rails and reception points, between which a special capsule with a door moves. Unsurprisingly, the entire ceiling in the hospital is covered with many pipes that intertwine with each other and diverge in different directions.
People are practically invisible in the videos. But the life of automation is raging: robots are briskly driving along the corridors, and capsules with medicines and patient analyzes are flying through the pipes. By the way, these videos literally scattered these days around the world. People are delighted that such a state-of-the-art hospital serves four small towns in Norway. It provides practical training and training for medical students. The hospital’s website says that it specializes in the treatment of mental illness, drug addiction and is involved in patient care. There are no coronavirus patients in it. But, according to experts, the technology of the Norwegian hospital can be used to equip hospitals for the treatment of dangerous viral diseases.
Japanese clinics are also actively introducing robots. As “RG” wrote, in one of the hospitals in the city of Nagoya, four humanoids were “hired”, who deliver medicines, test tubes and the results of patient analyzes to the institution. Smart machines equipped with sensors and cameras are controlled by employees using tablets. They even know how to apologize if they accidentally hit someone in the hallway.