Robots in Healthcare: A Survey

Arshia A Khan, Yumna Anwar

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Advances in robotic technology is stimulating growth in new treatment mechanism by enhancing patient outcomes and helping reduce healthcare costs, while providing alternate care apparatus. Provision of care by assistive therapeutic robots has increasingly grown in the past decade. Although the healthcare industry has been lagging in the use of assistive robots; the use of assistive robots in the manufacturing industry has been a norm for a long time. The vulnerable population of patients with illnesses, cognition challenges, and disabilities are some of the causes for the delay in the use of assistive therapeutic robots in healthcare. In this paper we explore the various types of assistive robots and their use in the healthcare industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Vision - Proceedings of the 2019 Computer Vision Conference CVC
EditorsKohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030177973
StatePublished - 2020
EventComputer Vision Conference, CVC 2019 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2019Apr 26 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceComputer Vision Conference, CVC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

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  • Healthcare
  • Robot classification
  • Robots
  • Surgical robots
  • Therapy robots


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