New centre will increase robotic solutions in Danish hospitals

June 21, 2021

A new Centre for Clinical Robotics (CCR) has been established by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the University Hospital in the city of Odense (OUH).

This new initiative is an opportunity to increase collaboration between doctors and nurses on one hand, and scientists and engineers on the other. The goal is to make it easier for companies to cooperate with the research environment and implement new technologies in hospitals. OUH has therefore taken on a unique position as the biggest University Hospital in Europe to become part of a Robotic Centre.

According to Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu, professor at the Mærsk Mc Kinney Møller Institute and Research Leader in CCR, these ‘automation solutions’ are becoming more popular in the healthcare sector, as part of logistics, artificial intelligence in diagnosis, and the use of robots in the operating theatre. New technology is already being integrated into the healthcare sector, in areas such as rehabilitation, drones carrying blood samples, and UV Disinfection Robots. 

Testing and developing robotic solutions directly in a hospital is a unique opportunity for Denmark. These robotic tests and possible solutions will be screened by CCR, and if the project benefits the patients, it will be widely integrated into the Danish healthcare system.