The professional personal assisting robot Lio is important part of the Caritas St. Marienhaus in Constance since January 2020.
The main goal of the Caritas St. Marienhaus is to relieve staff of a high workload so that there is more time for interpersonal relationships. The facility is confident that the use of modern technologies and robotics can reduce the number of simple routine tasks for staff. This is where the Lio care assistant robot comes into play.
- Distributing drinks across the facility
- Encouraging people to exercise
- Providing information and reminders (upcoming activities, weather)
- People’s entertainment (playing music, telling stories)
- More functions in planning, e.g. night support
The functions can be activated and deactivated as required. For example, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, shaking hands is deactivated to minimize health risks.
More about Lio
Lio Always Learns
Lio is constantly learning new things and he will be able to do so much more in the future.
Lio’s constant progress and daily activities can be followed by anyone interested in his life. Lio is currently sharing his experiences and adventures in the online diary.
TO THE DIARY
PUR – Pflegeunterstützende Robotik
Lio is part of a two-year project, which aims to improve healthcare for the elderly and implement robotic technologies in care facilities.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
About the Caritas St. Marienhaus in Constance
The work of Caritas St. Marienhaus elderly care house is based on the Christian principle of love for one’s neighbor. The word “Caritas” signifies the tireless hard work of many hands. At St. Marienhaus, around 500 full-time and volunteer workers support each other every day and offer practical solutions in difficult situations.
In the Press
Lio in Elderly Care Home
Assistance robot Lio has been working for the PUR-Project at the Caritas elderly care home St. Marienhaus in Constance. 97 years old inhabitant Maria finds Lio wonderful – “So pretty that you can fall inlove”, she says.
Robots Take Care of Elderly People
The German Ethics Council sees great potential for assistant robots in healthcare and elderly care industries. Assistant robots can be particularly useful as support for staff in medical facilities.
Lio in St. Marienhaus Konstanz
As part of a two-year Interreg project, Caritas, together with partners want to test the form in which nursing assistance robots can support nursing homes in everyday life.
Lio Care Robot Assisting Residents of the St. Marienhaus
Can nursing assistance robots support and relieve nursing staff in everyday operations?
Lio – the First Care Robot in Elderly Home in Constance
As part of a research project Lio will be the first nursing robot in a nursing home in Constance.