Japan and its robotherapy present in Global Robot Expo

The Japanese Embassy will be present the next 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st January of 2016 in Global Robot Expo, in the “Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo” in Madrid.

• The tradeshow will host the presence of an exoskeleton designed to aid in rehabilitation, developed by the team of Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi, from the Tokyo University.

• Also it will host the presence of a therapeutic robot PARO, a robot baby seal shaped and known in Spain as Nuka, developed by Professor Takanori Shibata, from the Japanese Institute AIST.

The international exhibition on robotics technologies, Global Robot Expo, will involve the presence of the leading country in robotic engineering, Japan. The Japanese Ambassador in Spain, Hon. Mr. Kazuhiko Koshikawa will attend the inauguration on the 28th January. The Embassy of Japan will have a booth in the tradeshow to be held the next 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st January 2016 in the “Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo”.

Japan and Spain are the two more long-lived countries in the world according to the latest OCDE report. Japan wants to be present in this event to showcase the solutions offered to the challenges presented by social realities, especially in Japan and Spain, due to the the increase in life expectancy and the consequent problem of the aging of population.

Industries such as healthcare robotics is a field of research that is increasingly booming. The use of robots that interact with patients is an effective complement to rehabilitation programs. For this reason, robotherapy has been a very important advance both in the technology sector and the medical sector.

The Japanese Embassy will showcase, among other innovations, an exoskeleton, developed by the team of Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi that helps patients with illnesses in their rehabilitation therapy. This development incorporates a first solution to the weight of this type of equipment, because it has muscles tire typed, much lighter than the electromechanical commonly used, and is known as “Muscle Suit”.

We can also enjoy the seal PARO, known in Spain as Nuka, developed by Takanori Shibata and winner of the 2006 Award for Robots. A robot for therapeutic purposes focused to elderly or disabled persons to whom animal interaction techniques are being applied. Its implementation has achieved remarkable results, especially among the elderly and children who survived the tsunami in Japan in 2011.

Japan does not want to miss this opportunity and want to attend this event to showcase its wide range of offers in this field and empower dissemination of Japanese technology in Spain and to create synergies between businesses, universities and other institutions.

Since the early 90s the Japanese have used these techniques to further alleviate these diseases. Now it is used in many countries, becoming an essential tool to perform the exercises raised by specialists.

According to IFR, the robotics market globally will be worth 67.000 million Euros in 2025, being currently at 19.000 million. An area that, as we see, it is also integrating to improve the living conditions of many people.

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