Robotisation in long-term healthcare – The ethics of e-health part 2
A variety of care robots have been developed to support recipients and providers of care in the long-term healthcare sector. Robot buddies like Pepper provide patients with companionship, the Tessa flower pot structures their day by reading out scheduled tasks, and robot arm Obi helps patients to eat. The government has high expectations for the use of these and other digital applications in the healthcare sector and care robot innovation is also being encouraged at the European level. Care robots could help improve the quality of healthcare and mitigate the impending shortage of healthcare workers.