Panasonic robot HOSPI Rimo allows families who live far to virtually visit hospital inpatients

Panasonic today announced the development of an innovative communication assistance robot named .HOSPI-Rimo. This robot is designed to support people who need assistance to lead safe, comfortable and pleasant lives. HOSPI-Rimo serves as an intermediary to enable comfortable communication between people who are bed ridden or have limited mobility to communicate with other people, for example, their attending doctor in a separate room in the hospital or friends who live far away, as if they were interacting face to face. HOSPI-Rimo was developed by applying Panasonic’s autonomous mobility technology of the HOSPI transportation robot for hospitals, and High Definition visual communication technology. People at separate and distant places can have comfortable communications through this robot. HOSPI-Rimo allows them to talk with other residents and doctors in a care facility and enables families and friends who live far to, virtually visit hospital inpatients or the elderly living alone.

Panasonic developed HOSPI automatic medication delivery robot, which is used in hospitals in Japan and other countries. HOSPI-Rimo employs HOSPI’s autonomous mobility technology and high-definition visual communications technology Panasonic is renowned for. Panasonic will showcase prototypes of the robotat the 38th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (H.C.R.2011) to be held from October 5 – 7, 2011 at the Tokyo Big Site.