Robots in healthcare are entering the scene and the technology has a great potential – Poseidon in Uppsala Nya Tidning

"At the Gutasund Elderly Home in Gottsunda outside of Uppsala, candles have been lit in the department's bathing department. The shower robot Poseidon has been on trial here since December. By stepping into the automated cabin, it is intended that… ”
- Read the full report by Tomas Lauffs here. http://unt.se/nyheter/omvarld/etik-viktig-nar-vardrobotar-tar-plats-4918124.aspx

The Swedish Public Radio: It felt wet and safe

Unique shower was inaugurated at Resurscentrum by Marléne Lund Kopparklint (M), chairman of the care and welfare committee in Karlstad.

– It is about facilitating people's everyday lives and preserving their integrity. You can choose this as an alternative, because it is a very intimate situation to get help with showering and if you can then show that this exists, I think this will be great for our customers, she says.

Listen and read SR's entire interview with Marléne Lund Kopparklint (M), chairman of the care and welfare committee. 

Poseidon in Dagens Samhälle

Dagens Samhälle had the theme Elderly care and then Thomas Ryberg was interviewed in connection with five elderly homes in Karlstad, Eskilstuna, Västerås, Fagerska and Uppsala using it.

"It is the world's first fully automated shower," says Thomas Ryberg, "and users maintain their integrity and independence." säger Thomas Ryberg, ”och användarna bibehåller sin integritet och självständighet”.

Read the full interview here DAGENSSAMHÄLLE_Robotdusch

Utmaning demografi välfärdsteknologi

Welfare technology and demographic challenges

Welfare technology in the Nordic countries and Stockholm

Investment in welfare technology is a must for Sweden's demographic challenges. More and more counties and county councils are investing in innovation and new technology to find future solutions in elderly care. Nordic Independent Living Challenge and Stockholm Digital Care are two initiatives with the ambition to meet the demographic challenges with welfare technology and innovation.

It is clear that the challenges with our demographic development are taken seriously, says Thomas Ryberg, CEO of Robotics Care. Regardless of whether the new solutions are e-services, based on robot technology or mechanical solutions, care for the elderly in Sweden will soon look very different.

We only have a few years to meet the enormous needs of the future, so now it is important to be active, states Clara Lindblom (V), Senior Citizens' Council in Stockholm in DN's article on the Nordic Independent Living Challenge. The Article in DN about the Nordic Independent Living Challenge

Nordic Independent Living Challenge was arranged together by the five Nordic capitals. It is a competition for innovations that can promote an independent life for the elderly and people with disabilities. Over 400 entries were received and five finalists were selected. Read more about the competition and the results here. Läs mer om tävlingen och resultatet här

Another development project is Stockholm Digital Care, which is a five-year EU project with the aim of a larger range of welfare technology specifically designed for the elderly, the project will also contribute to an independent life and well-being for the elderly who remain at home. The project aims to create growth for small and medium-sized companies in the Stockholm region that work with welfare technology. Projektet har som mål att skapa tillväxt för små och medelstora företag i Stockholmsregionen som arbetar med välfärdsteknologi.

Regardless of where in Sweden, expectations are high. The coming technological change linked to our demographic challenge, just like all other shifts, is expected to both save money and help people live a more independent – and healthier – life. These are exactly the same expectations that we know that Poseidon will meet regarding the elderly and people with reduced mobility's ability to take care of their own hygiene, concludes Thomas Ryberg.

Yes to robots in geriatric care

 

Can you imagine being taken care of by a robot when you get older?” That was the question of the month in May in the magazine Ny Teknik. A total of 3,145 people responded and more than half, 58 percent, were positive.

“There are studies that show that many people prefer, for example, a night camera to human surveillance in their sleep. Or think that a shower robot would be less intrusive than getting help in the bathroom from strangers", says Daniel Forslund, innovation county councilor with responsibility for e-health issues and innovations at Stockholm County Council. Read the full article in the magazine Ny Teknik and how the survey was conducted.