Panasonic launches new robotic welfare and rehabilitation systems

6 October 2014 (Last Updated October 6th, 2014 18:30)

Japan-based Panasonic has launched three new products, as part of its age-free solution, at the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo.

Resyone

Japan-based Panasonic has launched three new products, as part of its age-free solution, at the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo.

Products introduced by the company include Resyone, an electric care bed with a section that can be separated and transformed into a fully reclining electric wheelchair to help users get out of bed.

Mimamori System uses sensing technology, and will focus on the facility inhabitants' movement and breathing to make sure they are safe.

The company also introduced a self-reliance support robot that allows users to stand-up, walk and sit down.

"Mimamori System uses sensing technology, and will focus on the facility inhabitants' movement and breathing to make sure they are safe."

In addition, the company showcased Digital Mirror, a rehabilitation navigation system for hospitals and facilities, as well as Aqua Heart J Series (prototype), a barrier-free bath unit that was developed to help users be as independent as possible while taking bath.

The Digital Mirror is now combined with rehabilitation training and evaluation system that comes equipped with advanced 3D camera technology, as well as rehabilitation training and evaluation system for tablets.

The company has also showcased its communication aid 'Let's Chat', which will help people with both speech impairment and upper body paralysis.

For facilities, the company is introducing prototypes of equipment that helps with rehabilitation, and a new electric care bed that helps user get out of bed, barrier-free unit bath, new shower equipment, and a wide range of assistive portable products such as toilets, sinks, kitchen, and building materials.


Image: A portion of the electric care bed, 'Resyone', transforms into an electric wheelchair. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.