From seizure to bleeding, the programmable bot can simulate any emergency on cue.
LAS VEGAS (Dec. 20, 2021) – At CES® 2022, tmsuk, a Japanese robotic startup, will demonstrate “Pedia_Roid,” the world’s first humanoid designed specifically for pediatric emergency care training. In contrast to motionless dummies used for most medical training today, the Pedia_Roid can simulate just about any medical emergency (seizure, anaphylactic shock, changes in the pupils and skin color, etc.) with realistic childlike behaviors, such as kicking and screaming in fear or pain. Simulations are easy to customize via PC.
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Pedia_Roid’s main features:
- Programmable 24 drive shafts enabling joint movements to mimic symptoms (seizure, etc.)
- Arms and legs that flap, swing, etc.
- Compressed air actuators to keep the robot from breaking while being held down
- Multiple sensors, Speaker (speech, crying)
- Beating heart (sonic) for CPR practice, etc.
- Replenishable imitation blood (for blood drawing practice, etc.)
- Pulse (sonic) detectible in various parts of the body
- Eyes that shut, with pupils that change their looks during a simulation
- Flexible mouth and tongue
- Replaceable individual teeth that can be shaved, drilled, etc.
- Nails that change colors, Cheeks that change colors
- Can be connected to a monitor
“We pulled together our robotic expertise to create a humanoid that suddenly falls ill or presents drastic changes in symptoms, so medical trainees can experience tense moments and learn how to save lives under tremendous pressure,” tmsuk CEO Yuji Kawakubo said. “New doctors, nurses and EMTs often panic under pressure because they’ve only practiced on motionless dummies. Pedia_Roid not only develops symptoms but also throws a tantrum, forcing students to hold it down while trying to treat the child. It’s an ultimate emergency simulator.”
tmsuk is a Kyoto and Fukuoka, Japan-based robotic startup with a mission to create robots that empower humans. We believe robots can turn the impossible into possible for people and help them create a better world to live in. Our flagship products include TRANS-ROID (motorized chairs), MED-ROID (medical training humanoids) and POWER-ROID (disaster rescue machines).
CES is one of the world’s largest technology trade shows that takes place annually in Las Vegas. CES 2021 made history by bringing together more than 2,000 companies, including 700 startups online – a scale unheard of for all-digital events. CES will return to Las Vegas in 2022 while also holding digital exhibitions. At CES 2020 held prior to the new coronavirus pandemic, 4,600 companies showcased 20,000 new products and services.