AUTONOMOUS HEALTH CARE ROBOT

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Problem Statement: Singapore continues to see a rise in the number of elderly people with the anticipated "silver tsunami" by year 2030, when one in five people here will be aged 65 years and above. As these people age, unfortunately they will be more likely to suffer from chronic diseases and require continuous treatment. This will create a greater demand for infrastructure capacity to provide healthcare support.----> Bed Crunch Objective: Providing "remote care" by bringing healthcare support to homes so that patients can be treated remotely by doctors in the comfort of their homes. Solution: An Autonomous Health Care Robot that helps carry medical equipment, diagnostic devices and first aid kits to assist and help people in times of medical emergency. Design Abstract: The autonomous healthcare robot is 4-wheeled, equipped with 4 efficient traction motors that can carry a payload of 40 pounds when fully loaded. The wheels incorporate a holonomic drive that allows the robot to move in any direction. It is embedded with smart navigation technology which uses 9 digital cameras on board. This robot also has an interactive video screen that help in aiding and educating the diseased personal. The robot will have a storage space with conditions suited to carry medical equipments. This GPS enabled robots can detect obstacles, adjust speed, get real time traffic updates and safely cross the streets. This Healthcare robot has LED head lamps and solar powered 845 Ah battery to manage power circulation. This Robot will be stationed at every locality health center in Singapore with an operating range of 2 kms and reach time of 5 -15 mins. Manufacturing: Major Components - Material - Manufacturing Process 1. Chassis- Aluminium Alloy - DieCasting  2. Holonomic Wheels - PU and Silicone rubber - Overmoulding 3. Casing - PP and PC - Injection Moulding 4. Gears and Shafts - Hardened Steel - Forging and Machining All Electrical components are procured. Singapore being a hub for additive manufacturing, we can make use of 3D printing technologies to bring the product to market at low cost and shorter lead time. Market: Singapore with its good infrastructure, comprising 26 hospitals/specialty centres and hundreds of private clinics and diagnostic labs makes it an ideal place to rollout. An assumption that 10 robots will be stationed at each locality and 50 robots at each hospital, we can envisage a huge demand for this robot. This initiative would also be supported by Singapore government and given fiscal benefits. Apart from medical services this Robot can also be customized and used for delivery services. Targeted customers would be delivery agencies, food courts and retail outlets.
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