Robot Pepper as a support in the care

Nursing shortage comes to a head

Recognize the emergency now.
The nursing care crisis in Germany is coming to a head. Due to demographic change, the number of people in need of help and care is rising steadily. At the same time, the working-age population is shrinking, reducing the supply of nursing staff.

The quality of life of those in need of help and care suffers first and foremost, but also the quality of work of the nursing staff. In addition, nurses and doctors leave their professions after eight and twelve years respectively because the physical and mental strain becomes too great and the profession is not compatible with family life. This leads not least to the nursing profession being unattractive for new recruits. As a result, the relationship between supply and demand for workers with professional qualifications in medical and healthcare professions is becoming increasingly critical.

This can have severe social and economic consequences. The PwC study "Demographic change: Germany's workforce is becoming scarce" ( Link directly to the study ) from 2016 predicts that around 710,000 full-time nursing positions could remain unfilled in Germany in 2030 if the general conditions do not change. In the long term, this could lead to a further decline in the quality of life of those in need of help and care and in the quality of work of caregivers, making the occupational field of "care" increasingly unattractive.

Humanoid robots as assistants in nursing care

Your opportunity to actively improve the situation

With the help of artificial intelligence and robotics, research into new techniques and technologies for healing is ongoing and successful, particularly in the field of medicine. At the same time, the market for humanoid service robots is experiencing a strong upswing worldwide with new releases such as Pepper and Nao.

Humanoid robots like Pepper were developed as "companion robots". As such, they are designed to act in an informative and communicative manner, showing themselves to be curious, helpful and self-sufficient. Pepper can, for example, help out in the reception area and act as a guide, take over the risk instruction or preparation of patients, or be linked to the nursing software. Used in waiting areas, the robot can minimize nervousness or anxiety. In this way, it not only improves the quality of life of those in need of help and care, but also relieves the workload of caregivers and thus improves the quality of their work.
Improve the quality of life of those in need of care
Relieve caregivers and improve work quality
Making the nursing profession attractive again

Relief in care through Pepper and Robot.Care

Robots are designed to support and relieve nursing staff in their everyday work in a variety of ways: they take over routine and administrative tasks, thus contributing to better work organization and quality of life.



Pepper has been visiting our six inpatient care facilities on a regular basis since the beginning of 2020. Pepper visits the seniors several times a month in the group room, on the living area or in residents' rooms. Our residents are getting to know Pepper better and better and are always visibly happy about a visit and the many entertainment options that the robot offers them.
Statement Senior Centers of the DRK Fulda

More about the senior centers of DRK Fulda:

https://www.drk-fulda.de/angebote/altenpflegeeinrichtungen/seniorenzentrum-bruder-konrad.html

Care support in the social station Erlenbach

"The Pepper robot relieves us of many daily routine tasks. In addition to games, and employment, Pepper offers important functions that we will expand and optimize in the coming years. These include connecting Pepper to other digital technologies such as fall sensors, vital data measurement and drinking management, as well as merging it with documentation software so that Pepper also supports caregivers in their administrative work. This leaves more time for personal attention."
Statement of the social station Erlenbach

More about the social station Erlenbach:

https://www.sozialstation-erlenbach.de/

Robot.Care: Request your support for the care sector now

With the aim of making everyday life easier for people in need of help and care and making the work of caregivers more effective and easier, we have developed the complete Robot.Care package.



This software package enables your facility to start directly with a proven complete solution consisting of robotics and software. Of course, it is always possible to expand the project through individual development: By developing individual solutions and concepts from a single source, we are happy to support you in future-proofing your facility.

 

The following features come with our Robot.Care complete package:

Installation service & complete preparation
The robot comes to you completely preconfigured. You can start and use it directly.
Basic Skills
Equip your robot Pepper with a set of basic functions right from the start: - Animations and dances - Face recognition incl. age guessing and gender recognition - Basic games - Query soccer results and weather information - Small talk.
Fitness Skill
Fitness program specially developed for seniors, which provides physical activation. Time and intensity of the training can be freely selected.
Nursing Games Skill
Collection of memory and concentration games (prepared for seniors).
Fairy Tale Skill
Let Robot Pepper read you the most beautiful fairy tales and choose from the following content: - Little Red Riding Hood - The Little Girl with the Matchsticks - Cat and Mouse in Company - The Starry Tale - The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids - The Story of Soup Punch
Training & Tutorials
You get access to the video tutorials of the hands-on training for Robot.Care. This way, your team is ideally prepared to work with Pepper.

Current developments & research areas

Here you can see additional options we can integrate and research fields we are currently working on.



Unterhaltung

Pepper kann punktuell in der Betreuungsergänzung eingesetzt werden. Dies kann Gruppen- sowie Einzelaktivitäten umfassen.

Beispiele:
  • Rätsel
  • Singen
  • Quizz

Bewegung

Pepper kann verschiedene Übungsaufgaben durchführen. Dabei motiviert er zur täglichen Bewegung.

verschiedene Übungsmöglichkeiten
  • kurze Trainings
  • längere Trainings mit mehreren Wiederholungen

IoT Anbindungen

Durch unsere weitreichende Erfahrung im Bereich IoT und die Integration von Geräten und APIs können wir Pepper an verschiedenste externe Geräte und Sensoren anbinden und seine Fähigkeiten so für Sie und Ihren Anwendungsfall erweitern.

Beispiele:
  • Telepräsenz
  • größere interaktive Bildschirme
  • Vitaldaten ( externe Sensorik )
  • uvm.

Pepper informiert

Pepper trägt dazu bei, dass man auch in der Pflege nicht das aktuelle Geschehen verpasst. Stets motiviert, berichtet Pepper aktiv über das Wetter, Nachrichten und Sportergebnisse.

Gesundheit & Therapiehilfe

Pepper kann als Unterstützer bei therapeutischen Maßnahmen dienen und den Effekt der Therapie erhöhen.

Beispiele:
  • Aktivierung
  • Trinkerinnerung
  • Vitaldatenerfassung

Schulungen

Durch seine Sprache und die Möglichkeit der Visualisierung auf dem Tablet ist Pepper als Co-Trainer und Informationsgeber für alle Anspruchsgruppen geeignet.

Bespiele:
  • Interaktive Personalschulungen
  • Informationen zum Leistungsspektrum

Dokumentation

Mithilfe von Pepper können Dokumentationsaufgaben und Prozesse vereinfacht werden.

Beispiele:

  • SIS-Führung
  • Flüssigkeitsprotokollierung
  • Essensausgabe
  • Anwesenheit

Zusatzfunktionen

Pepper übernimmt eine Vielfalt von weiteren Funktionen, ganz individuell nach Ihren Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen.

Beispiele:
  • Foto als Erinnerung
  • Verschiedene Sprachen
  • Navigation durch Räume
  • IoT Anbindung

Project partnership / research partner

You want to become a project partner or you have great ideas that you want to realize? Then contact us and become a project partner.



Projektpartner werden

Performance and use of Pepper in day care

3 Hrs.

General care shows per day

30 Min.

Group program movement / day

2 Hrs.

One-on-one visits & daytime telepresence

155 Hrs.

Care provided / month

Our customers in the healthcare sector

ENTRANCE Robot.Care is already used at more than 50 locations in German-speaking countries to support senior care. Here you can see an excerpt of our customers and success stories:

Make a request now

You have ideas how Pepper could help you or you want to buy a Pepper? Contact us now without obligation.