Pre-screening medical robot

They say prevention is better than cure. See how Merck Group are using Furhat to pre-screen people for deadly diseases.

Can robots help overburdened healthcare services? Merck Sweden has been…

Can robots help overburdened healthcare services?

Merck Sweden has been one of our earliest adopters and most passionate supporters. In an exciting collaboration with the potential to reshape the way medical professionals approach early detection and diagnosis of common diseases, they have developed PETRA, a social robot that has the ability to detect signs of three of the world’s most common, yet under-diagnosed, diseases: diabetes, alcoholism and hypothyroidism.

With digital health services becoming the most likely solution to overburdened health systems across the globe, the goal of PETRA is to raise awareness and educate people about potential health risks, whilst simultaneously alleviating the social barrier that people often feel when discussing stigmatized health issues with a human.

After a successful pilot in Stockholm in December 2018 with additional skill development and exhibitions attended during 2019, Merck are now hoping to launch a commercial product during 2020.

Vertical

Healthcare

Joined in

Sept 2016

Location

Sweden

Web

merck.se

Bettina Bauer, Managing Director, Merck Sweden

There is growing consensus that a better way to solve a lot of the health problems we face today is by living healthier, more active lifestyles complemented with more proactive and personalized medical treatments. PETRA is our first foray in social robotics and we could not be more happy with the result.

Bettina Bauer, Managing Director, Merck Sweden

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