Humanoid robots in healthcare
Undoubtedly, technology has given the healthcare sector a major boost, diversifying its possibilities manifold.
Humanoid robots, in particular, have been significantly advantageous to this sector.
In 2017, Toyota introduced the world to
, a fascinating piece of machinery that mimics the movements of a human operator.
This technology could allow professionals to even perform surgeries from an entirely different part of the world.
However, humanoid robots are primarily used to monitor vitals and provide basic care for people.
They have been incredibly beneficial in the case of the elderly.
With the global elderly population on the rise, many do not have access to caretakers.
In some cultures, it is common to see older people in nursing homes or even having to fend for themselves.
Moreover, many countries have ageing populations within which, in a few years, there will not be enough young people to look after all the elderly.
In such a situation, humanoid robots could slot in quite beautifully to provide primary care and conversation to ensure that the people are looked after and not lonely.