World’s first patient transfer, rehabilitation intelligent robot unveiled


PTR Robots, a Danish service-robot company, has announced the world premiere of its robot that mobilises and transfers patients.

Jointly developed with healthcare professionals, the PTR Robot is the first mobile, intelligent robot solution that can flexibly move around in healthcare and nursing sectors.

While it helps individuals with impaired functions to be transferred and rehabilitated, it also relieves strain on staff, redirecting them from labour-intensive tasks.

A PTR Robot also reduces the risk of infection, because only one caregiver needs to be present to perform a patient transfer.

One out of every four bedridden patients in a typical hospital is not self-reliant and needs assistance to be transferred and rehabilitated.

“Many nursing homes, hospitals and institutions are keenly interested in our patient transfer and rehabilitation robot. If an elderly person breaks his or her hip, the robot can help him/her stand up right after the operation,” says PTR Robots Chief Executive Officer, Lone Jager Lindquist in a statement.

“The robot also accompanies the patient when taking the first steps after surgery.”

The robot lifter from PTR Robots is designed to ‘shrink’ in size to easily fit through an ordinary doorway. This means that the robot outperforms traditional, stationary ceiling hoists in terms of flexibility.

PTR Robots is a subsidiary of Blue Ocean Robotics.