Digital Innovation Hubs in Health-Care Robotics Fighting COVID-19: Novel Support for Patients and Health-Care Workers Across Europe

Kosta Jovanovic, Andrea Schwier, Eloise Matheson, Michele Xiloyannis, Esther Rozeboom, Nadine Hochhausen, Brecht Vermeulen, Birgit Graf, Peter Wolf, Zbigniew Nawrat, Jordi Escuder, Mare Mechelinck, Birgitte Sorensen, Paola Roberta Boscolo, Michael Obach, Selene Tognarelli, Milica Jankovic, Christophe Leroux, Giancarlo Ferrigno, Francoise J. SiepelStefano Stramigioli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9330556
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Volume28
Issue number1
Early online date21 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Europe
  • Pandemics
  • Robot kinematics
  • Robot sensing systems
  • Robots
  • Vaccines

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