10 Oct '17, 11pm

Therapy robot starts giving massages in Singapore

Therapy robot starts giving massages in Singapore

It was just last year that we first heard about Emma – or Expert Manipulative Massage Automation – a robot designed to conduct massage therapy on human patients. At the time, it was undergoing clinical trials. Now, two generations later, Emma 3.0 has entered regular use at a Singapore clinic. The product of Singaporean startup AiTreat, and developed by Nanyang Technological University graduate Albert Zhang, Emma isn't necessarily intended to replace human massage therapists. Instead, the idea is that as the population ages and therapists' workloads thus increase, the technology will allow them to tend to two patients at once – they'll work on one themselves, while Emma (as instructed by them) will work on another. Additionally, patients should be able to receive longer massages, as there won't be a problem with anyone's hands getting tired. The current model is a third mor...

Full article: http://newatlas.com/emma-massage-robot-enters-use/51699/

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