Concept: Spanish Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) spin-off Inrobics Social Robotics has rolled out a new robotic device to provide motor and cognitive rehabilitation services for use at health centers and homes. The device leverages AI to help people with functional and neurological limitations hence, improving their quality of life. Inrobics was created using research results from the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Nature of Disruption: The robotic device’s platform provides motor and cognitive rehabilitation services. The platform consists of four elements including the robot that interacts with the patient, an AI system that leverages a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application for use by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system that includes information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes. The Inrobics app enables the users to control and set up the session with the robot. The app also provides a dashboard with real-time insights into the users’ development. The 3D sensor enables the platform to track the movements of the patient in real-time.
Outlook: Inrobics Social Robotics’ platform aims to improve rehabilitation therapies employing imitation-based activities and a series of exercises as well as provide additional tools for health care staff to optimize these sessions. It was designed by pediatric professionals and geriatric professionals and is suitable for home use as a remote rehabilitation resource to improve family balance and quality of life. The platform enables the therapists to receive data on patient activity and results, track patient progress using collected data, and modify the treatment plan based on progress with a focus on three areas including cognitive, physical, and emotional.