Automation and robots in Danish hospitals – what are the needs and can we fulfil them?
Integrating more robots and automation in real life healthcare environments at Danish hospitals is an endeavour with the potential to free time to care for patients. Join Hospital Automation Summit on 7 April, where keynote speaker Søren Udby, Programme Manager from the Centre for Clinical Robotics at Odense University Hospital, will share his insights on Danish hospitals’ need for robotics and automation and the benefits of automating more hospital processes.
“A robot does not always react the way an engineer might think it would in new contexts where halls can be cluttered and it has to avoid people in its path. That is not to say that the integration of robots cannot be done – it is just not as simple as it sounds.”
According to Søren Udby, Programme Manager at the Centre for Clinical Robotics, a joint partnership between the University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital, the implementation of more robotics solutions in the Danish healthcare system has great potential, but he is also very aware of the fact that a majority of robots do not come ready to plug and play. Søren says that tackling the hospitals’ dynamic environments requires additional consideration as well as thorough testing and evaluation on site, which CCR can facilitate in certain cases.
Public private partnerships could be a way to integrate new solutions
“We are getting closer to applying new robotics solutions, but on the way we are also trying out a lot of different things. One of our primary tasks at the Centre for Clinical Robotics is to quality assure and alleviate any technological “teething issues” and help develop the tech so that we are 100 percent certain that it helps our colleagues in putting the patients’ needs first, especially when talking about integrating robot solutions in hospital wards,” says Søren and continues:
“The demand and need for robotics solutions are rising, and we would like to invite more companies, big and small, to join us in public private innovation projects, where we can work together to facilitate the development, testing and evaluation of technologies. This collaboration will benefit both companies and hospitals. I believe this could make all the difference.”
Participate in Hospital Automation Summit 2022
Sign up now to participate in Hospital Automation Summit on 7 April 2022, where Søren Udby will share some of the automation needs he has identified in Danish hospitals and present his suggestions for the road to success with robot technology in a hospital setting.
Hospital Automation Summit 2022 is a collaboration between Danish Life Science Cluster, the Danish Technological Institute, the Centre for Clinical Robots, Syddansk Sundhedsinnovation and Odense Robotics. The event offers participants unique insights into hospitals as a market for companies within automation and robot technology.