COVID-19 Doctors are not Afraid of Infection
Translated from Vietnamese
Black robot, 1.5 m high, enters the isolation room. The male doctor’s voice: “How do you feel today? “Did you eat, sleep well?”
In response, patients being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases briefly talk about their health situation at the beginning of the day. After connecting, the robot stands in the corner by itself, ensuring the observation of the patient and, at the same time, and requiring the patient to move. The movement of the robot has no noise.
The doctor controls the robot via a smartphone or personal computer. With three round wheels, the robot can move flexibly and even follow the patient to the bathroom.
The screen shows the doctor’s face and the patient’s image. The body of the robot attaches has a camera and a touch screen; the conversation is sharp and easy, even showing the patient’s edema, cyanosis, which helps the doctor make an accurate medical recommendation. If the patient is breathing fast, the doctor will increase the support oxygen rate.
The task of monitoring patients is 24/24, the battery life of robots is only about 5-6 hours. When the battery is low, it automatically moves to a predetermined position to charge.
Currently, the robot is used to examine people with mild or moderate illness in the Emergency Department of Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. For those who have to breathe oxygen, robots can still support tracking patients and provide images for doctors.