Robotic Technology in Nursing

From fully autonomous disinfecting systems to invasive surgical devices, the incorporation of robotic technology into the healthcare system is ongoing and is changing the practice of nursing rapidly. To better prepare healthcare workers it is essential that these new technologies are integrated into the field of nursing at multiple levels, including hospital administration, clinical workplace, and university education. Students, particularly, need to interact with robots to better understand and utilize this technology in a controlled setting before patient care is involved.  This project will provide the groundwork for the creation of a modularized robotic educational tool that nursing and engineering students can use to increase familiarity with robots that may be encountered in the workplace. This project is supported by the Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation and is in collaboration with Prof. Tracey Cobb of the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing.

Gina Georgadarellis
Highlighted Researcher
Gina Georgadarellis
Lead Graduate Researcher

"This project made me realize that, unfortunately, nurses have always faced challenges that have made their jobs difficult.  From the increase in aged populations and chronic diseases, to the global shortage and burnout, nurses need help. Our project leaders have been  great mentors so far and have emphasized that no idea is too big.  They’ve shown us that nontraditional collaborations, such as nurses and engineers, are extremely valuable - as evident by our fantastic team made up of people from the school of nursing, computer science, and mechanical engineering."

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Related Publications

K.K. Giuliano, F.C. Sup IV, E. Benjamin, S. Krishnamurty (2022) INNOVATE: Preparing Nurses to be Healthcare Innovation Leaders. Nursing Administration Quarterly, Issue 46.3, p 255-265.

Research Team

Gina Georgadarellis
Gina Georgadarellis
PhD Student, MIE
Robert Tacescu
Robert Tacescu
Undergraduate Student, CICS
Kathryn Pacheco
Kathryn Pacheco
Undergraduate Researcher, MIE