Soft Robotic Wearable to Reduce Fear of Injections during Medical Treatments

New robots can reduce the fear of injections in medical treatment

Wearable robots can help patients who fear needles.

Recent research in Japan revealed that a soft robot, which can be held by the patient’s hand, could improve their experience during medical treatments such as injections or other unpleasant therapies.

Inspire by vaccinations during Covid

In part, the research was prompted by the many needles that people endured while getting vaccinated for Covid-19. A few people were afraid of these needles. This led to a decrease in vaccination rates. There have been many studies that explain the pain and anxiety of patients during treatment. However, few have studied or discussed solutions to help them.