Workshop on Nursing Robotics

8:30 – 17:30
MAY 17 2024, YOKOHAMA, Japan

Area: Annex Hall
Room: F201


Life expectancy is increasing with the development of medical technology and the population is aging. In Japan, one of the countries with the fastest aging population, the aging rate (the percentage of the total population that is 65 years old or older) is 29% in 2023. More and more people are living with illnesses and disabilities. The burden on caregivers or nursing professionals is extremely high and is expected to increase in the future. The usage of robotics technology could be a solution to reduce the burden on caregivers or nursing professionals while enhancing care for the people with illnesses and disabilities. Nursing Robotics is the application of robotics technology for nursing care and science. The primary aim is increase in quality of life (QOL) of people in all settings and throughout the lifespan. Curing the disease is important, but even more important is relieving the suffering during the disease, from the viewpoint of nursing care. Restoring physical function is important, but maintaining or slowing the decline of physical function is even more important. Not only the care of care receivers such as elderly or disabled individuals but also the care of caregivers or nursing professionals is important. The different aims promote the creation of different new robotic technologies. The aim of this workshop is to share the issues that are effectively solved by technologies or have been not attempted to be solved by technologies, to produce a new research direction.

This workshop is supported by