Technology | 09.10.21
More Than 50 Robots Work at Singapore High-Tech Hospital
Over 50 robots operate at Singapore's Changi General Hospital (CGH), performing activities ranging from surgery to administrative functions. The Center for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Technology’s (CHART’s) Selina Seah said the robots include surgical machines, as well as others that clean, deliver food, assist with hospital maintenance and patient rehabilitation, and lift patients into beds. Seah said CGH also uses a smart telecare system that lets doctors monitor patients remotely, while social robots offer companionship for patients with dementia. CHART is looking to boost productivity via assistive technology and robotics amid Singaporean healthcare's vulnerability to an aging populace, workforce shrinkage, and chronic disease.