fbpx
Connect with us

Tech

Meet Grace, The Healthcare Robot Designed To Help The Elderly & Those In Covid-19 Isolation

Published

Pjimage 1
Source: Reuters & Reuters

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Are robots going to take over the world?

Meet Grace, the humanified robot created by Hanson Robotics’ workshop in Hong Kong. According to Reuters, the robot’s main purpose in the healthcare market is to cater to the elderly and those in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grace

Designed with Asian features, Grace is dressed in a nurse’s uniform, with an in-built thermal camera placed in her chest to examine a patient’s temperature and responsiveness. She is also equipped with artificial intelligence to diagnose a patient.

As she stood next to her “sister”, another prototype known as Sophia, Grace told Reuters, “I can visit with people and brighten their day with social stimulation … but can also do talk therapy, take bio readings and help healthcare providers.”

Grace 3

According to founder David Hanson, the robot is made to resemble a healthcare professional as it aims to help relieve overwhelmed frontliners during the pandemic.

“A human-like appearance facilitates trust and natural engagement because we are wired for human face-to-face interactions,” he said.

Grace 5

Chief executive of the joint venture between Hanson Robotics and Singularity Studio, David Lake, stated that Awakening Health intends to mass-produce a beta version of Grace by August, and plans to deploy her throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan next year.

Kim Min-Sun, a communicology professor at the University of Hawaii, said that Grace’s launch has created an urgent need for humanoid robots as the pandemic continues to cloud one’s mental state with negative thoughts.

Kim added, “If they can get help through the deployment of these social robots in intimate settings, certainly it will have a positive impact on society.”

 

Also read: Japanese Youtuber Invents Human-Powered Grill That Makes You Work For Your Grilled Food

Pjimage 42 1

Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

My Post 3 18 My Post 3 18
News1 hour ago

Melaka Exco Threatens to Close Down Factory for Refusing to Sell Affordable Local Rice

For many, food security isn’t a thing as for them, meals are plentiful and consistent. But there are others who...

Feat Image English Sermon Kuching Feat Image English Sermon Kuching
News23 hours ago

Kuching’s New Mosque Will Emulate Singapore & Deliver Friday Sermons in English

Did you know that besides Bahasa Melayu, English is still Sarawak’s official language? The only state in our country that...

Feat Image Tourist Trap Penang Hill Feat Image Tourist Trap Penang Hill
News1 day ago

USA Today Names Penang Hill Asia’s Worst Tourist Trap & Second Most Overrated Destination

Internationally distributed American daily newspaper USA Today recently released an article listing the top 100 biggest tourist traps worldwide, aiming...

My Post 1 2023 09 25T170242.698 My Post 1 2023 09 25T170242.698
News2 days ago

26yo M’sian Man Arrested After Watching & Allowing 4yo Step Sister to Drown

A man was arrested in connection with the case of a 4-year-old girl who died due to drowning in a...

Collage 5 3 Collage 5 3
News2 days ago

M’sian Student Arrested in Norway for Spy Activities is No Longer a Suspect, But May Be Involved in Other Crimes

A Malaysian student arrested in Oslo earlier this month in possession of electronic listening devices is no longer suspected of...

Ft Sanusi Ft Sanusi
News3 days ago

Kedah MB Comments on Empty Hall Where PM Anwar Gave Speech, Calls Him Bland & a Failure

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently made an appearance at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New...

Feat Image School Flood Moe Feat Image School Flood Moe
News3 days ago

With Monsoon Season Approaching, Education Ministry Assures M’sians That It’s Prepared for Any Floods

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has assured Malaysians that it is prepared for the eventuality of a flood in the...

Former Igp Gets Married Again Former Igp Gets Married Again
News3 days ago

72yo Former IGP Musa Hassan Weds For The 3rd Time, This Time To Qistina Lim

72-year-old former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan had gotten married at a hotel located in Shah Alam last night (23...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY