“COVID-19 has changed how we work and interact with each other,” said co-principal investigator Veronica Ahumada-Newhart, a research scientist at UCI’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science. “We are extending our earlier work to new environments where there is a high risk of infection: patient care and community engagement.” … To address this, the research team will develop easy-to-operate, low-cost robots. Called UC Iris, they will give homebound people opportunities to engage with the outside world and healthcare workers the ability to physically examine patients without risking exposure.
UCI to help develop robots to protect healthcare workers, reduce isolation
Technology, March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021