Healthcare Challenges

Enhancing Mobility in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients with Robotic Assistance


Enhancing Mobility in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients with Robotic Assistance


UCBM – Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Background Information:

At UCBM, ensuring the well-being and optimal recovery of hospitalized geriatric patients through tailored mobilization is a priority. Their team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and expert nurses work diligently to tailor each patient’s care plan to their specific abilities and limitations. The approach is gradual and focused on enhancing patients’ strength and resistance, with constant monitoring to prevent fatigue, weakness, or discomfort and to adjust treatment as necessary to avoid harmful overexertion.

Challenge Description:

UCBM seeks to further support their geriatric patients by integrating a robotic assistive platform that allows for independent physical exercise. This innovation aims to improve the effectiveness and quality of care through a patient-tailored approach and involves a quantitative assessment system to monitor the compliance with rehabilitation prescriptions and track therapeutic progress.

What They Are Looking For:

UCBM is looking to prevent the loss of mobility in geriatric patients by enhancing the quality and intensity of exercises through minimal monitoring and reduced physical support from therapists. The goal is to facilitate greater independence for patients and improve their overall quality of life.

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