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Thursday, September 30, 2010

HealthCare Droid From Panasonic Washes Hair Of Patients.

Panasonic robot development engineer Tohru Nakamura displays a prototype model of hair-washing machine that makes 3D scanning of the user's head, shampoos and massages with 16 'fingers' at the annual Home care and Rehabilitation exhibition in Tokyo. -- PHOTO: AFP
'With 16 fingers, the robot washes hair and rinses the shampoo bubbles with the dexterity of human fingers,' the company said in a statement.
Panasonic unveiled on Thursday a robot who scans a client's head using 3D technology, then shampoos their hair and massages the scalp with 16 rubbery 'fingers'. The machine was developed to help the Japanese healthcare facilities now are filling with aging populace and diminishing healthcare personnel. The robot was at the annual Homecare and Rehabilitation exhibition in Tokyo.
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