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Updated on 5 jul 202410 min read

ROBERT: a new definition for rehabilitation

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ROBERT®: a new definition for rehabilitation

Meet ROBERT®, an advanced robotic assistant designed to rethink patient care and rehabilitation. Developed by Life Science Robotics, ROBERT® is not just a machine but a dedicated co-therapist aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of rehabilitation practices. In this article, you will discover what makes ROBERT® an indispensable tool for healthcare professionals, how it can benefit patients, and why it stands out in therapeutic robotics. Join us as we explore the remarkable features and capabilities of ROBERT® and see how it can make a real difference in rehabilitation.

Article Highlights:

  1. What is ROBERT? The Future of Rehabilitation
  2. Who Benefits from ROBERT®? Ideal Users and Applications
  3. Leveraging ROBERT® for Professional and Patient Success
  4. The Benefits of ROBERT®: Transforming Rehabilitation Outcomes
  5. In-Depth Look at ROBERT®'s Functions and Training Modes
  6. Technical Information: Understanding ROBERT®'s Specifications
  7. Partnership with Life Science Robotics: A Synergy of Innovation

What is ROBERT? The Future of Rehabilitation

Introducing ROBERT: Your Robotic Rehabilitation Partner

ROBERT® is a state-of-the-art rehabilitation robot designed to assist in the recovery and mobilisation of patients. Created by Life Science Robotics, ROBERT® provides intensive functional training and active mobilisation, significantly aiding patients in regaining their independence and improving their overall functionality.

The Vision Behind ROBERT: Innovating Healthcare

Developed by Life Science Robotics, a leader in therapeutic robotics, ROBERT® addresses the urgent needs of the healthcare sector. With an ageing population (over 22% of the world population will be at least 60 by 2025) and a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals, the demand for efficient rehabilitation solutions is rising. ROBERT® is designed to meet these needs, offering a versatile and user-friendly tool that integrates seamlessly into various rehabilitation settings, including hospitals and physiotherapy clinics.

Functions of ROBERT®

Core Features: Empowering Rehabilitation

ROBERT® offers a range of advanced features designed to enhance the rehabilitation process. Its primary function is to provide intensive functional training and active mobilisation for patients. The robotic arm allows for complete freedom of movement, enabling therapists to customise treatments that meet each patient's therapeutic goals. ROBERT® is also the only robotic dual device capable of delivering intensive training at the bedside, making it suitable for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Training Modes: Customised Rehabilitation Solutions

ROBERT® supports various training modes to cater to different patient needs:

  • Active Resistive Training: Provides resistance against patient movements tailored to their functional strength.
  • Active Assistive Training: Assists patients in performing exercises, adjusting support based on their capabilities.
  • Passive Training: Enables early mobilisation of patients with limited functionality, aiding their recovery process.

These training modes allow ROBERT® to offer a personalised rehabilitation experience, ensuring that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.

Who Benefits from ROBERT®? Ideal Users and Applications

Target Groups: Broadening the Scope of Care

ROBERT® is designed to cater to a wide range of patients, making it a versatile tool in various healthcare settings. The primary target groups include:

  • Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries, such as stroke survivors and those with traumatic brain injuries.
  • Patients with Neurological Conditions: Including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Orthopaedic Patients: Those recovering from shoulder and elbow injuries.

Real-World Applications: Enhancing Everyday Rehabilitation

ROBERT® is suitable for numerous healthcare environments, providing valuable assistance in:

  • Rehabilitation Centres: Offering intensive, customised training for patients.
  • Physiotherapy Clinics: Supporting physiotherapists with advanced therapeutic tools.
  • Hospitals: Especially in neurology, geriatrics, and oncology departments, where rehabilitation is critical.
  • Occupational Therapy Departments: Assisting occupational therapists in patient recovery.
  • Nursing Homes: Helping elderly residents maintain and improve their mobility.

By addressing the needs of these diverse groups, ROBERT® plays a crucial role in modern rehabilitation practices.

Leveraging ROBERT® for Professional and Patient Success

For Healthcare Professionals

ROBERT® enhances the efficiency of healthcare professionals by reducing physical strain and streamlining patient care. It allows therapists to manage more patients simultaneously, improving overall treatment quality and effectiveness.

For Patients and Carers

ROBERT® offers personalised, continuous rehabilitation, enabling patients to train independently and accelerate their recovery. Carers benefit from reliable support, making it easier to focus on other aspects of patient care.

The Benefits of ROBERT®: Transforming Rehabilitation Outcomes

Patient Benefits

ROBERT® significantly enhances the rehabilitation process, providing intensive, personalised training that helps patients regain mobility and independence more quickly. Its ability to deliver continuous and tailored exercises ensures each patient receives the optimal level of support, accelerating recovery times and improving overall outcomes.

Clinical Benefits

For healthcare facilities, ROBERT® boosts efficiency by reducing the physical strain on therapists and allowing them to treat more patients effectively. This increased capacity leads to better utilisation of resources and improved patient care. The easy setup and user-friendly interface also streamline the workflow, making integrating into existing rehabilitation programs more straightforward.

Economic Benefits

Economically, ROBERT® offers a compelling value proposition. By minimising the need for constant therapist supervision and enabling high-quality, consistent training, ROBERT® reduces the overall cost of rehabilitation. This cost-effectiveness is particularly beneficial for facilities facing budget constraints, providing a high return on investment through improved patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

In-Depth Look at ROBERT®'s Functions and Training Modes

Detailed Functionality: Tailored Rehabilitation for Every Patient

ROBERT® is designed to adapt to the unique needs of each patient. Its robotic arm allows complete freedom of movement, enabling therapists to create customised treatment plans. This versatility supports a wide range of rehabilitation exercises, from simple movements to complex tasks that mimic daily activities.

Training Modes: Maximising Rehabilitation Potential

ROBERT® offers three primary training modes:

  • Active Resistive Training: Provides resistance against patient movements, tailored to their functional strength, helping to build muscle and endurance.
  • Active Assistive Training: Assists patients in performing exercises, adjusting support based on their capabilities, ideal for those needing help initiating movements.
  • Passive Training: Moves the patient's limbs without effort from them, perfect for early-stage rehabilitation when mobility is limited.

These modes ensure a personalised and effective rehabilitation experience, allowing adjustments based on patient progress.

Real-World Applications: Success Stories

In practice, ROBERT® has proven effective in various scenarios. Stroke patients benefit from consistent, repetitive exercises essential for neural recovery. Orthopaedic patients see faster recovery times due to the intensive training facilitated by ROBERT®. These examples highlight ROBERT®'s versatility and effectiveness in different rehabilitation settings.

Technical Information: Understanding ROBERT®'s Specifications

Key Specifications: A Robust and Reliable Rehabilitation Tool

ROBERT® is built to be a durable and reliable partner in rehabilitation. Here are some of its key technical specifications:

  • Dimensions: 1069 mm x 766 mm x 1306 mm
  • Weight: 160 kg
  • Power Supply: 110 V / 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz ± 1 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 1 kVA
  • Operating Temperature: 5 °C – 35 °C
  • Storage Temperature: 0 °C – 45 °C
  • Atmospheric Pressure: 700 – 1060 hPa
  • Humidity Range: 20% – 80% RH
  • Noise Level: 67 dBA
  • Maximum Patient Weight: 165 kg / 360 lbs

These specifications highlight ROBERT®'s robustness, making it suitable for various environments and patient needs.

Ease of Use: Quick Setup and User-Friendly Interface

ROBERT® stands out with its quick setup time of just three minutes. Its user-friendly interface allows healthcare professionals to easily customise treatment plans and track patient progress, ensuring efficient and effective rehabilitation sessions.

Modular Design: Flexibility and Customisation

ROBERT®'s modular design allows it to adapt to various rehabilitation needs. It can be equipped with:

  • Upper Extremity Module: Supports complex movements and isolated exercises for the upper body.
  • Lower Extremity Module: Provides targeted exercises for the lower body.
  • EMG-Triggered FES Module: Enhances muscle activation and recovery through electrical stimulation.

This flexibility ensures ROBERT® can meet the specific requirements of each patient, making it an invaluable tool in different rehabilitation settings.

Partnership with Life Science Robotics: A Synergy of Innovation

About the Partnership

The partnership between United Robotics Group and Life Science Robotics merges top-tier robotics technology with advanced healthcare solutions. This collaboration is focused on creating cutting-edge rehabilitation tools like ROBERT®, designed to meet the growing demands of modern healthcare.

Future Prospects

Looking ahead, this partnership promises continuous innovation in therapeutic robotics. By enhancing ROBERT®'s features and integrating new technologies, they aim to set new standards in patient rehabilitation and care.

ROBERT® is a rehabilitation robot developed by Life Science Robotics in partnership with United Robotics Group. Designed to address the needs of modern healthcare, ROBERT® offers intensive functional training and active mobilisation, making it an essential tool for healthcare professionals and patients alike.

With its quick setup time, modular design, and various training modes, ROBERT® provides personalised and efficient rehabilitation solutions. This collaboration ensures continuous innovation, promising to enhance ROBERT®'s capabilities and applications.

Discover how ROBERT® can transform your rehabilitation practice. Visit the Life Science Robotics website to learn more about integrating this advanced robotic assistant into your healthcare facility.

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