UBTECH Launches Intelligent Healthcare Robots for Elderly Support

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September 2, 2022

At a recent forum around high technology and the elderly care service industry, China’s UBTECH Robotics announced a strategy of creating several systems within specific eldercare scenarios. This included the launch of several robotics products for healthcare and eldercare purposes.

Combining intelligent robots and artificial intelligence technology, the new system is coordinated by the UBTECH Smart Elderly-care Cloud-based Platform for the aged group. The system provides nursing services for senior citizens living at home or in community centers. The cloud platform system focuses on six key scenarios: Services management, daily care management, security and health monitoring, memory-loss prevention, emotional support and rehabilitation. UBTECH said the goal of the system is to create a comprehensive system with high reliability and security to provide the elderly a happy, healthy and high-quality way of living.

The new services are brought by new technology, including the active interaction and companionship, autonomous navigation for uninterrupted and automated door-to-door care providers, the continuous monitoring of personal and environmental safety, precise evaluations, intervention plans, and rehabilitation exercises for the people with the cognitive, psychological and physical disabilities. 

The UBTECH Healthcare Business Unit showcased five new service robots: Wassi (walking assistance robot), Robot-DR (containerized delivery robot), PathFynder (smart wheelchair robot), Robot-OSDR (open shelf delivery robot) and Welli (companion robot, pictured above). The company said these robots directly address the challenges of the increasing shortage of caregivers, the fast-growing global aging populations, and the increasing demand for high-quality healthcare services, together with other hardware and software components within a smart elderly-care ecosystem.

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The PathFynder Smart Wheelchair provides “barrier-free” traveling mobility service in a park.

“Through the cooperation of companies like UBTECH, we expect robots to provide critical services to the senior citizens, including the screening of health risk, continuous monitoring of the health, assessment and evaluations of medical plans, the early warning and intervention, the active and interactive companionship and the cognitive and physical rehabilitation,” said Yanhong Wen, general manager of China Merchants Health Care, one of UBTECH’s partners in the ecosystem.

UBTECH said the eldercare service industry contributes more than 20% of the GDP in developed countries (Europe and the U.S.), compared with only 7% in China, representing a huge potential market. The size of the market in China is expected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2022.

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A resident of a senior-care facility performs personalized rehabilitation exercises with the help of an UBTECH Walking Assist Robot – Wassi.

“We are committed to addressing the major challenges in the communities of China, through our technological innovations, by delivering sustainable and real long-term values,” said Jian Zhou, founder and chairman and CEO of UBTECH. “In the elderly-care industry, we will leverage new and innovative AI-based solutions to better serve people and the communities in which they reside, and accelerate the quality focused growth of the intelligent healthcare sector.”

For more information on UBTECH and its offerings, visit its website here.

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