There’s a new innovative addition to Dell Children’s Medical Center, meet “Moxi” the hospital robot assistant. Moxi, is about five feet tall and can extend both higher and lower in height, featuring blue and pink LED lights for eyes and one arm capable of picking up supplies.
Moxi has been navigating the halls at Dell Children’s for the past few weeks. The robot is being trialed at Dell Children’s and focuses on tasks including gathering supplies, delivery of daily linens and escorting families to other areas of the hospital.
Moxi helps nurses with non-patient tasks, so nurses have more time for patient care. The goal is for Moxi to help Dell Children’s make operations more efficient and allow nurses more bedside time with patients.
Austin-based Diligent Robotics, an artificial intelligence company, created Moxi in early 2018. A team member with the company programs Moxi’s to-do list every day.
“Dell Children’s Medical Center is excited to participate in an early adopter trial with Diligent Robotics, a Central Texas company striving to lead the way in their industry,” said Elizabeth Fredeboelling, chief nursing officer at Dell Children’s. “Together we are exploring how integrating innovative technology into the pediatric healthcare environment can revolutionize healthcare.”
Children in hospitals are more critically ill than ever, increasing the clinical demands the care team must balance. Integrating Moxi to complete some simple logistical tasks for the care team allows the nursing staff to gain back time with patients. The robotic revolution continues to move forward and Dell Children’s is proud to be on the cutting-edge of technology.
Moxi was featured on KXAN news.