THREAT TO HEALTHCARE? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO THE RESCUE!

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What came as a novel virus this time, last year, has turned the whole world, upside down. No one, not even a single soul had any slightest idea of how worse of an impact this virus is going to have on multiple walks of our world. Almost everyone in direct contact with the patients, including frontline workers, became its prey. While coronavirus is still ruling the country, the most vulnerable ones are the healthcare workers, who have to serve and save mankind in no other way but by facing the battle, upfront.

 

While several preventive measures are strictly followed and taken such as proper hygiene and sanitization, PPE kits, social distancing, etc., still, it remains a challenge as their job demands them to continue their exposure to the virus through patients.

 

What happens when the saviors of this world themselves are at risk?

 

That is where Artificial intelligence comes to our rescue. Humanoid robots have taken up this mission to save the world by reducing exposure to a great extent until humans come with medicines and vaccines.

 

ROLE OF HUMANOID ROBOTS IN HEALTHCARE

 

In India, the first humanoid robots were adopted by AIIMS, New Delhi. They were 92 cm tall with a travel speed of 2.0 kmph. The most impressive factor about them is that all the activities performed by them were recorded through their in-built three- dimensional data (3D) and high-definition camera (HD). They also have a 10-inch screen that connects the patients to their closed ones.

 

It is an interesting fact that these robots were cleaners turned helpers. It is revealed that before
the pandemic, these robots were used for lawn mowing and other cleaning purposes. Thanks to coronavirus, though it didn’t have any mercy on humans, at least it gave some life and promotion to artificial intelligence.

 

These helper robots are multitaskers and can handle many works such as:

-Disinfecting floors
-Calling doctors in case of an emergency
-Taking care of patients
-Serving food and medicines
-Carrying out temperature checks, and so on.

 

These robots use certain technologies such as LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) in order to avoid any collisions. They have more than 60 sensors that enable them to detect objects in their path. They use ultraviolet light (UV-C) to ensure powerful disinfection in all the nooks and corners of the hospital. These were created by Milagrow robotics, India’s No.1 Vacuuming Robots, with an average battery capacity of 12 hours on a single charge.

 

The Healthcare industry reveals the fact that the entry of these robots was not accepted by many. In these unprecedented times, where humans find it hard to trust fellow humans, it was all the more difficult to rely on robots. It was the high-infection rates among healthcare workers across the world that encouraged everyone to consider robots.

 

In today’s date, the presence of these humanoid robots has indeed helped both the healthcare industry and us humans in minimizing the chances of virus transmission through human contact. Even though they are not emotional enough to understand our feelings, they are intelligent enough to prevent us from this deadly disease, and that’s the need of the hour.

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