Within the Medical Delta Living Lab Care Robotics, products are developed and validated in practice to allow people to live independently for a longer period, to improve self-reliance and quality of life. The focus is primarily on elderly people with cognitive or physical disabilities. An example of such a robotic product developed and tested in this living lab is a smart walker.
Startups in the healthcare technology sector have a difficulty to find customers and profesionals in the elderly care to develop new technological tools. Testing and evaluating of these products take time, time that healthcare proffestionals often do not have. For that reason, many innovative ideas to improve healthcare are left untouched.
The Living Lab Care Robotics offers companies and other care developers the opportunity to test their innovations together with end users and to develop them further in practice. The Living Lab offers various real-life testing and implementation facilities at Pieter van Foreest, the LUMC and the Reinier de Graaf Hospital. These facilities enable users to develop, test and implement technological innovations in a realistic healthcare environment.
The Living Lab provide the following possibilities:
The University of Applied Science the Hague, TU Delft, LUMC, Pieter van Foreest and the Reinier de Graaf Hospital collaborate in this Living Lab.
For more information, visit the website of the Living Lab Care Robotics.