Boston Dynamics COVID-19 Response

Boston Dynamics COVID-19 Response

Using Mobile Robots To Protect Healthcare Workers, Published April 23, 2020

移动机器人在将人们从危险的环境中移走方面起着至关重要的作用. 365真人app花了六周时间构建和测试一个有效载荷和应用程序架构,使365真人app的机器人成为可能, Spot, 以帮助减少一线医护人员接触新型冠状病毒.

We developed the payload, hardware, 和该应用程序的软件,以便它们是可推广的,并能够部署在其他移动机器人平台上,具有api和自定义负载的能力.

Today, 365真人app正在与马萨诸塞州的布林厄姆妇女医院(Bringham and Women’s Hospital)分享部署机器人的初步工作成果,365真人app正在开放用于将这些机器人投入现场的硬件和软件设计. 365真人app的希望是,这些工具可以使开发人员和机器人专家快速部署机器人,以减少对医务人员的风险.  


Application development on Spot
Starting in early March, 365真人app公司开始收到来自医院的询问,询问365真人app的机器人是否可以帮助他们的员工减少COVID-19的暴露. One of the hospitals that we spoke to shared that, within a week, 他们有六分之一的员工感染了COVID-19,他们正在考虑使用机器人将更多员工带出这种新型病毒的范围.

Based on these conversations, 以及全球关键个人防护装备(PPE)短缺, 365真人app花了几周时间试图更好地了解医院的要求,以开发一个移动机器人365真人app与365真人app的机器人, Spot. 其结果是一种有腿的机器人应用程序,可以部署在特别环境中,如分诊帐篷和停车场,支持前线工作人员应对大流行.

Today marks the second week of Spot’s presence at a local Boston facility, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the medical team uses the robot as a mobile telemedicine platform, allowing healthcare providers to remotely triage patients. 365真人app正在听取他们关于“斑点”如何做得更多的反馈,但有报道称,使用该机器人帮助他们的护理人员最大限度地减少了与潜在传染性患者接触的时间,这令365真人app感到鼓舞.


Open-source healthcare robotics toolkit
With the deployment of our first healthcare-focused robot, 365真人app正在开源365真人app的所有工作,以使移动机器人平台能够利用365真人app为帮助一线医疗工作者开发的相同的硬件和软件堆栈. 以下是365真人app如何使用(和计划使用)移动机器人抗击COVID-19传播的概述.

以下的服务都不依赖于365真人app公司的硬件或软件. In many instances, 365真人app认为轮式或履带式机器人可能是这些应用的更好365真人app.

Specifically, 365真人app已经与加拿大野外机器人公司Clearpath robotics保持密切联系, 他们的首席技术官Ryan Gariepy表示,他们也在积极协助世界各地的机器人开发人员和研究人员,以支持365真人app的医疗工作者和维护365真人app的关键基础设施. He further noted that this crisis serves to underscore that in the end, it is the application that should be front and center, and users should not have to care about the details of robot mobility.

更多信息,包括CAD支架和IRB应用程序的详细文档和文件, click here. 如果你想和365真人app一起工作,或者对在你的网站上使用这些机器人感兴趣, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. 随着事态的发展,365真人app将继续更新本页和GitHub上的资源.
 

What we’re doing now: Telemedicine
With current protocols at local hospitals, 疑似感染COVID-19的患者被要求在外面的帐篷里排队回答问题,并进行初步的体温评估. This process requires up to five medical staff, placing those individuals at high risk of contracting the virus. With the use of a mobile robot, 医院能够减少必要的现场医务人员数量,并保存有限的个人防护用品.

Through an iPad and a two-way radio mounted on a robot’s back, 医疗服务提供商可以远程指挥移动机器人通过帐篷里一排排的病人,与病人进行视频会议. With this configuration, doctors are able to speak with patients from afar, possibly even from their own homes. For every intake shift completed by a teleoperated robot shift, 至少有一名医疗服务提供者能够减少他们与这种疾病的互动.
 

What we hope to do next: Remote Vital Inspection
To further assist healthcare providers in triaging sick patients, 机器人将需要支持收集额外的生命体征信息.

为了提供这项服务,365真人app需要弄清楚如何远程测量:

  • Body temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • Pulse rate
  • Oxygen saturation

365真人app一直在与研究人员对话,他们使用热相机技术来测量体温和计算呼吸频率. 365真人app还将外部开发的逻辑应用到外部安装的RGB摄像机上,以捕捉血管收缩的变化来测量脉搏率. We are evaluating methods for measuring oxygen saturation.
 

What we hope to do next: Disinfection
By attaching a UV-C light or other technology to the robot’s back, Spot可以使用该设备杀死病毒颗粒,并对任何需要辅助消毒的非结构化空间的表面进行消毒,比如医院帐篷或地铁站. 365真人app仍处于开发这一365真人app的早期阶段,但也看到许多现有的移动机器人供应商已经专门为医院实施了这一技术.


We hope our fellow mobile robot providers, existing customers, 医疗专业人员将能够利用这些信息来利用移动机器人,在这一关键时刻将人们带离危险地带. Together, 365真人app可以改善世界各地医疗工作者和必要人员的条件, save lives, and fight COVID-19.

更多的细节和参考设计将在365真人app完成测试和验证时提供.

Click here to access our COVID-19 GitHub repo and learn more.

 

CONTACT US
如果您愿意与365真人app合作,或对在您的网站上使用这些机器人来应对COVID-19感兴趣, please fill out this form, and a member of the team will be in touch. For media inquiries, please email media@springcreekfarminc.com.