Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems' Mobile Robots Conference To Have Professional Health Care Cost Savings Discussions
CONYERS, Ga., Oct. 15, 2009 -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) -- announced today that during their first annual "Mobile Robots in Motion" conference November 4-5, 2009 attendees will be able to learn and discuss the expected cost savings and ROI of personal companion robots in professional health care settings. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service."
Perhaps one of the most easily overlooked realities regarding the economics of mobile robots usage is the impact of their providing cost effective utility seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Specialized nurses and nighttime nurses need assistants to improve their productivity, efficiency, and favorable patient outcomes.
"If a specialized nurse, such as wound care, can improve their efficiency while enhancing patient outcomes and reducing hospital stays, by only 15%, this is a notable cost reduction since that nurse probably costs the hospital $60,000 per year fully burdened. When the mobile robot is not assisting a specialist nurse, it can be taking vital signs and running time critical errands for the remaining sixteen hours per day during the week and twenty-four hours a day on weekends. The impact of the foregoing realities will be discussed and presented during our upcoming "Mobile Robots in Motion" conference," committed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems.
Like an automobile, mobile robots are made from steel, aluminum, plastic, and electronics, but with ten to twenty times the amount of software running. The CareBot has an aluminum frame, plastic shroud, two independently driven wheels, multiple sensor systems, microprocessors and several onboard computers connected in a local area network (LAN). The microprocessors directly interact with the sensor systems and transmit data to the onboard computers. The onboard computers each run independent, highly specialized cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) software programs, GeckoSavants, which interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common sense manner. GeckoNav, GeckoChat and GeckoTrak are primary GeckoSavants. GeckoNav is responsible for maneuvering, avoiding dynamic and/or static obstacles, seeking waypoints and patrolling. GeckoChat is responsible for interaction with the care-receiver such as answering questions, assisting with daily routines and reminders, and responding to other verbal commands. GeckoTrak, which is mostly transparent to the user, enables the CareBot to maintain proximity to the care-receiver using sensor fusion. The CareBot is an internet appliance that is accessible for remote video/audio monitoring and telepresence.
As predicted in the recent Forbes' article (http://www.forbes.com/2009/09/17/robots-health-care-technology-breakthroughs-telehealth.html), due to the sufficiency and cost effective robustness of GeckoSystems' first product, the CareBot, near term in home evaluation trials have been recently announced. This conference will enable many industry observers to witness and determine for themselves the proximity to market and consumer acceptance their first product will enjoy.
Journalists are encouraged to contact Mr. Spencer regarding the progress of GeckoSystems and potential attendance at the upcoming GeckoSystems' invitation only "Mobile Robots in Motion" conference. Journalists and other interested parties may submit their request for an invitation at their website or call 678-413-1640.