Clinicon: A Service Robot Designed to Position and Transport Patient: First Conceptual Design and Applications Report

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Sorayouth Chumnanvej
Preedipat Sattayasoonthorn
Dilok Puanhvuan
Nuttawut Rohitasathira
Jackrit Suthakorn


Generally, patients are needed to lift and move by doctors, nurses or medical assistances in the hospital. Simple pick and place patient is the usual way performing in hospitals and other medical services, particularly during emergent situations, within the operating room or changing to another hospital room or transporting to the other hospital. Transporting procedure are mainly essential for paralyzed or obese patients. In this present study, the robot called Clinicon, was presented with the feasibility and conceptual design to assist the medical teams to transport and also to position the patients particularly in the operating room with safety concern. The first main conceptual system of Clinicon consists of the line follow tracking system and the designed manipulator for transporting and positioning the patient to perform the task only in the operating room. However, this is still the conceptual design, the practical version robot; Clinicon, is quite challenge to be built in the future.


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Chumnanvej, S., Sattayasoonthorn, P., Puanhvuan, D., Rohitasathira, N., & Suthakorn, J. (2012). Clinicon: A Service Robot Designed to Position and Transport Patient: First Conceptual Design and Applications Report. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 35(4), 247–256. Retrieved from
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