Visiting restrictions have been applied to various elderly and nursing homes which understandably expects residents living in these facilities to feel uneasy or lonely without enjoying normal visits from their loved ones. Local robotic start-up Zunosaki thought of sending a guest to these facilities in order to cheer up residents there. That's when the reconfigured Temi, an intelligent robot, came to the fore in the style of Temi Medic - now being hailed by many from within and outside the nursing homes.
Intelligent robot connects the elderly with their family through clever use of technology
HandyRehab, the robotics business division of the company, introduced Temi into Hong Kong last year. Developed in Israel, the world's first intelligent home robot features video orientation and AI capabilities. It recognises human faces, navigates around and connects people. Temi is not a properly trained medic.
However, to meet the latest needs of a nursing home during the epidemic, Temi has been given some much needed training, or spec upgrades with customised software and hardware added, including Cantonese language commands, and temperature detecting systems. Temi Medic, as it is now known, helps make high quality virtual visits possible with video conferencing tools and a high-definition super-clear camera, making it the next best thing to a body hug!
Not only does the robot bring happiness and relief to the elderly and their families at these difficult times, but it also helps in clinical duties. Temi Medic can do scheduled ward patrols and, with further adaptation, even perform basic health monitoring exercises such as keeping record of a person's blood pressure and body temperature. It will become a capable assistant with the right technology.
- Adapted AI robot with multi functions to meet nursing homes' needs.
- Close to 30 nursing homes have already adopted Temi Medic for virtual visits and other basic functions.