Take Two Robots and Call Me in the Morning: Robots in Health Care

The potential for robotic implications in health care are wide ranging, and all are predicted to change the way hospitals and health care systems are being managed.

—Anees Fareed, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai (Fareed 2018)

Chapter Overview

Hospitals and assisted living facilities are likely to be among the first places where consumers experience robots in a significant and personal way. Hence, we devote this entire chapter to robots in health care. We first explore the various ways robots are already being used in health care, including as delivery robots in hospitals, as companion robots to keep the elderly company and ...

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