Panasonic has announced that it obtained a key safety standard certification for its robotic device for nursing care, named “Resyone”, which uses robotic technology to help users get out of bed.
The technology company said it obtained the Global safety standard, “ISO 13482 Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for personal care robot, Resyone.
According to a statement by Panasonic, “Resyone is a robotic device built on an entirely new concept which fuses an electric care bed with an electric reclining wheelchair. Part of the electric care bed detaches off to serve as the electric reclining wheelchair, thus allowing the user to easily transfer from bed to wheelchair without placing burden on the care giver. With Resyone, only one care giver is required to support safe and simple transfer between bed and wheelchair, thus lightening the load for care givers and making it easier for care receivers to get out of bed whenever they desire.”
Panasonic said that the certification represents an appraisal by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) of the safety of Panasonic’s Resyone service robot, in accordance with the ISO13482 global safety standard for personal robotic device (lifestyle support robot) safety.
JQA President Osamu Morimoto presented the company with its certification at an event held to present the results of a project to commercialize lifestyle support robots organized by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).