Robots have started becoming a part of most of our life activities. There are robots building cars, those that dance to create a world record and now there are massaging robots. The latest one to join the healthcare sector is EMMA or Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, who is a great masseuse with abilities built-in to challenge its human counterparts.
Built as a third generation concept, EMMA has already started imparting services at a clinic in Singapore along with a human physician and massage therapist. EMMA uses sensors to measure tendon and muscles stiffness, together with artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing to calculate the optimal massage and to track a patient's recovery over a course of treatments. It can even warm its silicon massage tips according to the requirement of the patient.
The developer behind EMMA stated that it was designed to deliver a clinically precise massage like a qualified human therapist without facing fatigue that human counterparts are prone to. Not only can it deliver massage therapies more efficiently for longer periods of time, EMMA can help this sector of healthcare become more affordable as well.
EMMA’s Artificial Intelligence brain will also be able to track a patient’s improvement over the course of time and can generate a proper report for the human physicians with all the data required to administer medicine. The AI is supported by Microsoft’s cloud computing services, which should result in the improvement of the AI’s abilities over the course of time.