Imagine a robot checking your blood pressure,pulse rate,temperature and even administering an injection. Such a doctor robot,though may look like a distant dream,has become a reality in Amritsar district.
This unique model,developed by a Class X student of Government High School at Ghehri Mandi in Amritsars Jandiala block,is currently at display at the three-day state level Inspire Awards Science Exhibition at Nawanshahr district.
The three-day exhibition,organised by the Punjab education department,has begun on Wednesday. Here,while 486 scientific models are on display,only 25 will be selected for participation in a national level exhibition.
Preeti,who developed the model,got the idea when she came to know that such a robot was could be found at a few places in Germany. Following this,she shared the idea with her guide Dinesh Kumar,who helped her in building the robot which can move around and is around three to four feet tall.
Speaking to The Indian Express,Preeti who comes from a rural background said: The robot will be attached to a wireless control panel. An actual doctor,who is sitting at a faraway place,will be able to see a patient with the help of a webcam and LCD installed on the robots face. The robot even can walk towards the patients in a clinic if he cannot move.
Like video conferencing,patients and doctors can speak to each other through the robot. The robot will be able to check the patients according to instructions it receives from the doctor. We have currently spent around Rs 7,000 on the robot but it can be improved by using sophisticated and high end sensors, she added.
Preeti guide Dinesh Kumar,said: Such a model is great for the country like ours which has a shortage of doctors in rural areas.
Such unique models by students from rural background are on display,which reflects how innovative they are, Director General School Education K S Pannu said.