Lio in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

Lio is a professional robot assistant that creates unique value for health care institutions. The helpful robot has been actively supporting the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht since May 2019.

Lio navigates autonomously around the clinic. During his working time he supports and entertains both clients and staff. The aim of using personal assistant robot Lio is to improve the patients quality of life by accompanying them in their everyday activities. In this way nursing and care personnel receive valuable help and are relieved of repetitive daily tasks. As a result staff gains more time for priority, complex and professional tasks.

Lio’s Functions

  • Delivering blood samples and mail
  • Welcoming clients and giving them a tour
  • Entertaining by telling stories and jokes, informing about the weather
  • Transporting and handing over therapeutic devices
  • Interacting by voice and touch

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Benefits of Having Lio Around

Lio is a great companion to the patients of the clinic. He motivates them by providing entertainment and support. Assistant robot Lio also supports healthcare personnel by overtaking daily repetitive tasks such as blood sample deliveries from the wards to the entrance. By doing so he can reduce the workload for personnel significantly. Lio works independently and follows a daily routine. In times of high hygiene standards, Lio can help to reduce to human-to-human contacts by delivering water and material. Additionally, Lio can provide telemonitoring services and entertainment.

Lio is a part of the team and gives his very best to help the staff. He always takes cultivated values of the rehabilitation clinic to heart. An example of this is his ability to tell success stories of former rehabilitation patients from Michael Lampart’s book “Sieben Leben”. The robot uses quotes from the book to motivated and entertain current patients.

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Success of the Project

Lio is very well accepted by patients and the staff and performs helpful tasks on an everyday basis. This support not only brings a feeling of high-tech and innovation to the clinic but also saves valuable time of health care professionals. F&P Robotics and the customer are very satisfied and are in discussions about further functions and additional robots for the clinic.

The Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is part of the VAMED Group, which employs worldwide more than 27,000 people in 27 countries. The clinic is committed to contemporary innovation and development. As a result it achieves a Europe-wide pioneering role in the area of collaboration between people and robotics in healthcare.

In the Press

Lio at 30 years celebration
Lio at 30 Years Celebration

In June 2019 the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht celebrated its 30th anniversary in the form of three summer parties. Personal robot Lio provided a great atmosphere.

Leader magazine mentioned personal robot Lio in the article about Rehaklinik Zihschlacht
Lio in Leader Magazine

For more than 15 years now, the magazine LEADER has been devoted entirely to entrepreneurship and politics in Eastern Switzerland and our care robot Lio is called “Charmebolzen” there.

Article about Lio in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht
Article about Lio in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

The Newspaper “Tagesanzeiger” is one of the most famous in Switzerland. They published an article about Lio in action in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht.