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Roadmap for application of robotics in medicine and healthcare

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Below you find a roadmap (published October 2008) of promising healthcare robotics applications, which encompasses the associated technologies, research directions and expected impact.

The roadmap, financed by the European Commission, assesses the current, short-term (five-year horizon) and long-term (15-year horizon) situations regarding user requirements and expectations for robotic applications in healthcare.

Based on these, the roadmap proposes relevant research topics as well as challenges worth exploring in the ICT theme of the FP7. Furthermore, the roadmap presents clearly the short-term and long-term outcomes and benefits that could be achieved in healthcare.

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