Early mobilization of intensive care patients has a decisive influence on the course of recovery and has been shown to reduce the risk of long-term damage. Despite this knowledge and need, the reality is often different. Manual mobilization facilitated by nursing staff is often associated with complications and a great deal of personnel effort and, depending on the severity of the injuries, cannot be performed on every ICU patient. Consequences include severe muscle deterioration and associated muscle weakness.
Studies now show that robotic early mobilization not only relieves the burden on hospital staff, but also reduces the duration and incidence of delirium while improving respiration, strength, and holistically, physical function.
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