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At the GITEX Technology Week 2014 held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the Middle East’s leading technology show, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) showcased a spectacular product line-up that syncs with futuristic smart living.

Panasonic wanted to highlight its smart business technology by introducing sustainable living solutions and featuring products that deploy cutting-edge technology, providing optimum use of resources without compromising on the comfort and quality.

Panasonic’s commitment to sustainable living can be witnessed in its endeavors like farming technologies which are a solution to the global shortage of arable land, climate change and increasing demand for quality food as well as stable food supply.

Likewise, its unique Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town concept aims to realize a safe, peaceful life for residents by linking and using electricity and information networks by promoting local production for local consumption, mirror a changing lifestyle.

More specifically, Panasonic unveiled two new generation hospital solutions, RESYONE bed / wheelchair that helps patients and those receiving care to transfer safely from the bed to wheelchair, as well as HOSPI which will redefine how medicine is dispensed in hospitals.

Robotic Bed

RESYONE, the Robotic Bed, consists of an electric care bed that transforms into a mobile sofa. The patient can be transferred then from bed to their destination with just the assistance of a single care-giver without the need to lift the patient.

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Yasuo Yamasaki, Director of System Solutions and Communication Division for Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa said

"We are trying to bring care receivers and the elderly help to lead a more independent life by using a robotic bed like RESYONE."

Use of RESYONE not only saves time but also the energy and burdens of lifting and moving patients. It also helps patients avoid being in a stationary position for long periods of time. Furthermore, it decreases pressure on the body of the patients while moving.

It is a certified robotic device for nursing care and is considered safe and easy for a single care giver to conviniently handle the mobility of the patient, thus paying undivided attention to their needs.

Autonomous Delivery Robot

Named HOSPI, Panasonic's autonomous delivery robot is smart enough to avoid obstacles, call the lift, get on and off the lift with ease and efficiency while also smiling and greeting passers-by during its travel around the hospital.

It has enough space to accomodate six medication A3 size trays and it can transport various things like commonly used medicine, blood and urine samples. All hospital staff have to do is press a destination button.


Yamasaki commented on HOSPI saying,

"We believe that the automation of hospital systems can help the staff to dedicate themselves to their primary work since with HOSPI, we bring hospitals a much needed relief to assist in day to day administration tasks to offer better care to patients."

Additionally, for security purposes, only hospital staff with with authentication ID cards can open the storage while a built-in camera captures the images set ahead of HOSPI and can be reviewed if necessary.


A rise in demand for robotic solutions in the Middle East & Africa region's healthcare industry is expected due to the continuing rise in nursing care and hospital administration tasks.

Both RESYONE and HOSPI reflect Panasonic's commitment to support, enhance and simplify healthcare with the help of technology.

Cover Image Credit: Sarah Ackerman

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