Lio has been part of the Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten geriatric care facilities team since January 2020.
With his wide range of different functions, personal robot Lio manages to improve the quality of life not only for residents but also for the staff of the geriatric care facility.
Lio’s Current Functions
- Distributing snacks (biscuits and fruits in beakers with lids)
- Autonomous reminding of predefined leisure activities for residents
- Various entertainment functions (offering music, weather forecast, tickling, jokes, shaking hands and more)
- Providing menu choice to the residents
- Saying birthday wishes and playing a birthday song
Benefits of Having Lio Around
Having an intelligent robot Lio around enables the staff of geriatric care centres to concentrate on priority and complex tasks. The nursing personnel benefit from Lio’s help by being relieved of their daily and recurring tasks. On top of that Lio has internalized the values of the retirement home and always takes the privacy of the residents and employees into account.
Assistant care robot Lio supports the senior residents of the facility by accompanying and helping them in everyday challenges. He is reminding them of scheduled everyday activities, distributing snacks, providing lunch menu choices and much more.
Lio is Constantly Learning
Lio’s tasks are constantly updated, expanded, activated and deactivated as required. For example, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, shaking hands has been altered to a bow and a reminder of hygiene measures to minimize the risk of contamination. Also, Lio will soon be able to support the daily disinfection of rooms, door knobs and handrails.
The expansion of the functionality is already underway. In the future, Lio will be able to use facial recognition to identify people and greet them individually. Lio will also learn how to use the elevator and will be able to expand his working area.
About Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten
The Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten geriatric care facility in Berlin is focusing on innovation. The clinic is among the first healthcare facilities in Germany to implement robotic solutions. Therefore it is taking on a pioneering role in Europe in human-machine interaction in healthcare.
Copyright: Anja Müller – Emanya Photography
In the Press
Assistance Robot in Geriatric Care
The article describes the use of Lio in the Agaplesion Bethanien Diakonie.
Campaign about “Diakonie and Robotics”
The “Association of Diaconal Employers in Germany” is the nationally active business association. They published a campaign about “Diakonie and robotics – a contrast or not?”
Assistant Robot Lio Supports Healthcare Facility
The assistant robot in Bethanien Havelgarten care facility supports employees for three months.
Agaplesion Tests Assistant Robot
The mobile assistance robot Lio has been used in the Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten in Berlin since July 8, 2019.
Nursing Home Tests Assistant Robot for Everyday Tasks
Outside of a research project, Agaplesion uses an assistant robot in a Berlin nursing home.