Many believe that a robot can soon be a part of hospital’s medical staff, performing duties such as taking a patient’s pulse to scanning reports. Needless to say, the industry is indeed inching closer to such beliefs. However, there is still a lot of time before the healthcare sector gets there.
From assisting doctors in surgeries, relieving medical personnel from routine tasks, to making medical procedures safer, robots are performing more daunting tasks in healthcare facilities. Surgical procedures, medicine dispensing, rehabilitation and movement therapy where robots assist the patients are proving significant more than ever. Over the years, medtech companies have introduced various innovations in medical robotics, designed to improve the quality of patient care. From the first robotic surgical assistant introduced more than a decade ago to new developments such as endoscopy bots, the use of robotics in healthcare is advancing rapidly.
Some organizations in the medtech space are integrating robotics, micro-instrumentation, endoscope design, sensing, and data science into one platform while others are offering custom design and development services in robotics along with embedded systems, mechanical design, and systems integration. Developments such as human augmentation systems are also gaining immense popularity in the medtech space. For developing human augmentation systems, medtech companies are leveraging biorobotics technology using high-end sensors and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) software. Other than biorobots, organizations are also developing service robots for the movement of patients and laboratory samples and diagnostic robots to facilitate advanced telemedicine.
This edition of MedTech Outlook brings to you the “Top 20 MedTech Solution Providers in APAC - 2018.” Listed below are some of the most prominent organizations in the industry that are leading their clients towards excellence by offering best-in-class robotics solutions.