The use of robotics in health care has seen a rise in interest due to its potential for use during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This article reports on the first 10 industrial projects funded by the Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics (DIH-HERO) project across Europe that will have a clinical impact within a two-month time frame. It describes the application areas of robotics that can support health care, via robots working with health-care professionals, robots aiding patients, diagnostic robotics, rehabilitation robotics, and interventional robotics. To accelerate robotic technology in health care that can be developed and tested in a clinical setting within a project, duration of eight weeks, DIH-HERO announced a €1 million call for projects, each receiving up to €100,000 of financial support.
- Robot kinematics
- Robot sensing systems