Recently, the chairman of the Japan Robot Association, Professor Juno Takanishi pointed out in an interview with the media that: the current signs show that the era of intelligent robots has arrived. He also pointed out that intelligent robots have great potential in the medical field, and it will bring huge changes and profound impacts to the medical industry.
As early as 1990, Professor Zhou Haizhong, a famous Chinese scholar, predicted in his classic paper “On Robots”: With the progress of science and technology, especially the development of artificial intelligence, the era of intelligent robots is coming; intelligent robots will show their talents in all walks of life. , driving changes in our work and life. From the medical industry alone, his prediction has become a reality.
Intelligent robots engaged in medical or auxiliary medical care have now brought quiet changes to the medical industry, which are mainly reflected in the following three aspects (taking my country’s application as an example).
Using intelligent robotics, doctors can diagnose conditions faster. The analysis of pathology by intelligent robots is now more accurate than that of most experienced doctors. Intelligent robotic systems can scan thousands of cases and look for correlations between hundreds of variables, uncovering more and more features of disease symptoms. The intelligent robot system can realize remote diagnosis through network technology and alleviate the problem of uneven medical resources; the system can also provide high-quality image screening for medical institutions, and quickly and comprehensively improve the level of screening and diagnosis. From the perspective of application effect, the large-scale use of intelligent robots will be a development trend of medical diagnosis in the future.
For example, my country’s medical and health ecological platform, Ping An Good Doctor’s intelligent diagnostic robot, can prescribe prescriptions through consultation, inspection, and intelligent analysis of the disease. This can not only solve the problem of insufficient supply of medical resources, but also improve the efficiency of patients’ medical treatment. In the future, people with ordinary diseases can use intelligent robot technology to assist in diagnosis, and senior doctors can be freed from tedious work and focus more on the treatment of difficult, severe and high-risk patients.
As an important profession, surgeons, especially surgeons, need to have a wealth of professional knowledge, and also need to master precise surgical techniques, which require continuous learning and practice. Restricted by hardware and software conditions such as learning materials and surgical practice materials, it is very difficult for doctors to learn and operate surgical procedures. Many large hospitals are applying intelligent robots to surgery, and this medical device makes the surgical treatment of patients easier and more precise. With the help of intelligent robots, many difficult and delicate operations will become easier and safer, and patients will be better.
For example, Shanghai Dongfang Hospital in my country recently completed intelligent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; the robot became the first endoscopic robot in my country to complete difficult urological operations, indicating that domestic endoscopic robots can perform similar difficult operations. It is a good indication for complex surgery and reflects the advantages and clinical value of the intelligent robot system. It is expected to greatly improve the domestic surgery penetration rate of medical robots and the level of inclusiveness of patients.
Hospitals no longer need a large number of medical staff, and intelligent robots can replace most of the work of medical staff; it performs daily vital signs examinations for patients, and takes care of patients of all kinds, including feeding patients, daily nursing, and even urinating and so on. In addition, the global population is now showing an aging phenomenon, and traditional professional nursing and auxiliary personnel can no longer meet the growing demand gap; some developed countries have developed many intelligent nursing robot products to provide services for the elderly. In recent years, my country has also developed some intelligent nursing robots in nursing, which are well received by the market.
For example, the intelligent nursing robot independently developed by Guangdong Yiming Intelligent Medical Technology Co., Ltd. has become a practical high-end nursing product in China. This kind of robot is an intelligent service robot. It can make the elderly, especially elderly patients, no longer have to trouble the nurses, children to change clothes frequently, clean the urinal, etc., and also do not need to worry about their long-term bedridden drag on the family, no longer have physical and mental stress, help They recover physically.
With the advancement and development of technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things, the ability of intelligent robots in medical care will be greatly improved in the future, and more and more comprehensive medical services will be provided for human beings. There is no doubt that in the era of intelligent robots, the medical industry will undergo major changes.