Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Abstract

Assistive care robots have evolved rapidly in the last 25 years, bringing efficiency into the medical field. Purpose: Understand how assistive care robotics are presently helping in surgery, prosthetic and rehabilitation. Additionally, the effects they will have upon medical professionals within the next ten years. Methods: The team will research on past, present and future projects involving assistive care robotics. Posteriorly to the research, interviews were conducted with medical doctors, professors, and PhD researchers. Results: Assistive care robots are currently improving lives, and bringing efficiency to the medical field. Conclusions: Robots are improving lives of medical professionals and patients by serving as tools that enhance the ability of the users.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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