As Japan’s aging senior population expands and the nations birth rate falls, a major push is under way to produce a cost effective means of caring for geriatric patients. Panasonic has stepped up to the plate with the development of a hair washing robot that could be used at hospitals or nursing homes. They hope the robot will relieve the workload of nurses and caretakers by automating the hair washing process on a daily basis.
It wets, it washes, it massages, and it rinses. Panasonic has developed a hair-washing robot that uses 16 electronically controlled fingers to give even the dirtiest hair a makeover. The robot is a little smaller than a washing machine and can run automatically from start to finish in about 3 minutes.
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