This article is a translation of the original Dutch article, which you can read here
Eindhoven – The Dutch organization Bright Cape has, within a European EIT Digital Innovation consortium, developed a robotic healthcare colleague to reduce work pressure in the health sector and maintain quality of care. SARA, is the colleague’s name. SARA stands for Social & Autonomous Robotic health Assistant. And SARA already works in two Dutch healthcare institutions. The results so far are encouraging that SARA will continue as a startup.
The aging population presents the European society with challenges. The number of elderly people and the number of elderly with (chronic) diseases is increasing, while at the same time healthcare institutions and hospitals deal with personnel shortages and high work pressure. “For this problem it is needed to not constantly work harder, but to work smarter”, says Emmy Rintjema, activity leader SARA from Bright Cape.