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Apr 29, 2020
2:34PM

Durgapur-based CSIR lab develops Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device

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Durgapur-based CSIR lab, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute has developed Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, HCARD which can help frontline health care workers in maintaining physical distance from those infected by corona virus.
 
Health care workers at hospitals are risking COVID-19 infection while taking care of those infected by it 24x7. The device is equipped with various state-of-the-art technologies and works both in automatic as well as manual modes of navigation. This robot can be controlled and monitored by a nursing booth with a Control Station having such features as navigation, drawer activation for providing medicines and food to patients, sample collection and audio-visual communication.
 
Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI stated that, the Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device could be effective for frontline health care officials dealing with COVID-19 patients in delivering services while maintaining mandatory physical distancing. The cost of this device is less than five lakh rupees and the weight is less than 80 kilograms.

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