Physiotherapeutic treatments are key to mobility and stability recovery both at ICU-units and after discharge.
The number of Intensive Care Units has been put to the limit due to COVID-19: just in Spain, ICUs beds have increased from 5,000 before the outbreak, to 8,000 in order to cover the unprecedented need. The high demand of multi-disciplinary professionals working these units has also ramped-up to put further strain on the system.
Physiotherapy is one of the treatment procedures within the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), and one that also needs to be continued once the patient has been discharged, to regain the loss of mobility and stability.
With the use of procedures such as range of motion exercises and early mobilization activities help to improve functional capacity. The strengthening of the muscles with continuous rehabilitation would improve the quality of life among patients admitted to respiratory and medical ICUs. In fact, ICU-acquired muscle weakness (AMW) is one of the most striking consequences of latter critical illness.
However, physiotherapy as an activity requires direct contact with the patient, putting professionals at risk, and multiplying the chances of virus transmission human to human.
ADAMO robot is a fully autonomous physiotherapy robot developed by Future Sense (an Inspiralia Group company) that has been offered to the San Pedro Hospital in La Rioja and the Sanitas Group in Spain in order to help in the recovery and treatment of medical staff that is working long hours, without much possibility for recovery, and even during double shifts.
As the pressure on ICUs worldwide is fortunately reducing, the focus is shifting towards providing a fast recovery of the patient and correct monitoring of his/her physical condition once they are back at home. ADAMO robot is designed to provide safe, contactless, and personalized treatment to patients regardless of the severity, cause of pain, or treatment plan and will reduce the average recovery time from 7 to 3 weeks, apart from generating savings in labor costs.