VEMO - die erste robotische KI in der Intensivstatioin

In this talk, we will present VEMO, the first robotically emboddied AI for treatment of critical care patients. In critical care the primary focus is on treating the patient’s primary disease or trauma; however, secondary long-term complications due to prolonged bed rest and immobilization can become an even greater problem. Over 40 % of intensive care unit (ICU) patients experience so-called “ICU-Acquired Weakness” (ICUAW), which can lead to the need of long-term care for up to five years following hospital discharge. While no long-lasting treatment exists once acquired, verticalized mobilization rehabilitation has been well established as an effective method for preventing ICUAW, aiding recovery, maximizing residual functionality, reducing artificial ventilation requirements, and increasing the rate of early patient release. Robotic devices, which are gaining increasing traction as assistive tools for various aspects of healthcare, have become especially well-received in the area of e.g. neuro-rehabilitation. VEMO is the first such robotic device specifically developed for use in the ICU environment.


Was lernen die Zuhörer in dem Vortrag:

Wie die Zukunft von Robotik und KI in der Intensivstation aussehen könnte.


Referent: Dr. Alexander König, Reactive Robotics GmbH

Alexander is founder and CEO of Reactive Robotics GmbH, a Munich based Medical Device Startup company, established in 2015. Reactive Robotics has developed an intelligent adaptive robotic assisted system for the Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients – VEM for the ICU.

The VEMO® system has received the CE certification of the TÜV Süd in August 2019. Shortly after, it entered the first clinic, where the first patients have been treated successfully.

In addition to leading Reactive Robotics, Dr. Alexander König is considered an expert in the field of robotics and AI related topics in the healthcare sector. He appeared as expert for the Enquete Commission on Artificial Intelligence of the German Bundestag and has given over 100 talks on various topics revolving around AI, robotics, medical technology and healthcare. A list of his recent appearances can be found on the right side.

Previously to starting his own company, he worked on improving robot assisted gait rehabilitation after neurological injury at ETH Zurich where he also obtained his PhD; at Harvard Medical School, he investigated motor control in stroke patients as a postdoctoral researcher.

Meanwhile, he gained start-up experience at OmniCompete, a London-based crowd-sourcing start-up, where he was responsible for crowd-sourcing projects in medical technology, robotics, satellite navigation and synthetic biology.

Dr. Koenig is active in supporting education of unaccompanied refugees that arrive in Germany without parents.

Key Facts

Themengebiet: Künstliche Intelligenz in der Medizintechnik

Anspruch: Einsteiger

Schlüsselwörer: Robotik, KI, ICU, Intensivstation, Frühmobilisierung, Therapie

Datum und Uhrzeit: 20. Oktober 2021, 15:15 bis 16:00

Raum: Rom

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