Excited to create new business models in a 2 years project about the implementation of service robotics in the field of elderly care. Looking forward to a great collaboration with Fachhochschule Graubünden, FHS St. Gallen, Universität St. Gallen, NTB Hochschule für Technik and Genossenschaft Wohnen im Alter (Haus Viva).
The “Association of Diaconal Employers in Germany” is the nationally active business association of Protestant institutions offering the entire spectrum of social services. It represents the interests of more than 180 diaconal carriers and mechanisms as well as five regional federations with approximately 400,000 persons employed. They published a campaign about “Diakonie and robotics – a contrast or not?”
On September 17th 2019 Alina Gasser from F&P Robotics and Claudia Möller had a speech at Clusterconference in Berlin. The topic was our current project in “Pflegepraxiszentrum Berlin”, where we are currently testing our assistive care robot Lio. The highlights are that Lio is the only long-term project in a european care institutions so far, as they are convinced about our participatory development and user centered design. They rented Lio as a first step to test the collaboration with the clients and employees.
Agaplesion Bethanien Diakonie is testing the “Lio” assistance robot from F&P Robotics at the Havelgarten site in Berlin-Spandau. The “hcm-magazin.de” is the online presence of the by Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG published trade magazine “Health&Care Management”. The article describes the use of Lio in the Agaplesion Bethanien Diakonie.
“If Lio succeeds in creating space for personal moments, then this is valuable time for our residents and staff” according to Dr. Holger Böckel, Head of the Agaplesion Institute Theology, Social Welfare and Ethics
Lio is the first mobile service robot to be used in a Swiss clinic and to create added value. The assistance robot has been actively supporting the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht since May 2019. The clinic is part of the Vamed Group and employs worldwide more than 27,000 people in 27 countries. The initial “intern” moves in a fixed area for three to six months and entertains both clients and staff. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of the valued clients by accompanying them in their everyday lives. In this way the nursing and care personnel receive valuable help and are relieved but not replaced with daily tasks in order to gain more time for priority, complex and professional tasks.
Since 2007, the Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten in Berlin has been offering a cordial ambience, high comfort and professional care so that residents feel at home. In the southern part of the old town of Spandau, in a charming location directly on the Havel, fully inpatient nursing care and premium living are offered in the form of a senior citizens’ residence. Since Monday July 8th 2019, they have been actively supported by our mobile assistance robot Lio.
For more than 15 years now, the magazine LEADER has been devoted entirely to entrepreneurship and politics in Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is aimed at business leaders in Eastern Switzerland and political “string pullers”. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht, a special was written about the clinic. Our care robot Lio is called “Charmebolzen” there.