On September 12, MediChat founders attended the first Medical Japan Tokyo EXPO which covers all the cutting-edge products, services and IT solutions for health care such as air conditioning systems for infectious diseases wards, robotic suits for nurses, which reduce the load when lifting weights and humanoid robots.
The humanoid robot Nao is designed to assist in teaching young children with autism spectrum disorders, and to expand communication skills of the elderly visiting day care centres. Nao can be trained and programmed in 21 languages!
Florrie the robot is designed for waiting rooms and reception halls at medical institutions. It can conduct a primary patient interview and enter information into the hospital system, as well as entertain patients while waiting.
Both robots are already being introduced in various medical establishments, retirement homes for the elderly, shopping malls and learning centres.
In addition, MediChat participated in a seminar "The era of internationalization. Business opportunities for Japanese hospitals”. The director of Medical Excellence JAPAN delivered a remarkable presentation about the initiatives of the Japanese government aimed toward attracting foreign patients to Japan and the efforts focused on expanding the presence of Japan in the international medical market.
In the latter half of the seminar the executive director of Fujita Health University talked about the achievenments of the university hospital in the field of admission of foreign patients. The success is obvious: every year approximately 100 people from overseas come for treatment at the hospital. The hospital accepts foreign patients in all departments and provides a separate reception hall with comfortable waiting area. In addition, the hospital employs full-time translators from English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese languages.
MediChat strongly believes that someday our company will also be able to bridge communication between foreign patients and Japanese hospitals.