Advances in research and health care delivery have reduced mortality from diseases and extended life expectancy in developed countries.
However, there is still an emotional cost to chronic diseases, long-term treatments and hospitalization for patients. Patients with repeated hospitalizations often experience physically and emotionally stress, as well as a sense of powerlessness. Studies show that kids and elders can benefit psychologically and socially from the reliable and friendly help of a smart and emotional robot to better cope and live with these vulnerable emotionally challenging circumstances.
There’s something important and almost magical about a robot. Children will be much more open to them. It makes a difference in their care.
Because love is a precondition for acceptance between humans and machines, the emotional character of Buddy creates an empathetic link with patients, making him a perfect health robot companion to support hospitalized children and aging patients with chronic, catastrophic or recurring illnesses.
As a caring guardian, during and after the hospitalization, Buddy helps patients to engage in their healthcare practices, improve their emotional health and reduce their anxiety at the bedside, postoperative & in clinical settings.