Robotics becoming essential part of healthcare sector
Research and Markets study stated that Robotics technology is becoming an increasingly essential part of the healthcare sector, with the global market rising from $1.8bn in 2013 to an estimated $3.75bn by 2018. In the Middle East, healthcare in the UAE alone has seen a rise in demand for procedures involving advanced robotics and is expected to see further growth as public and private healthcare spending and patient awareness increases, Zawya reported. In keeping with this dramatic rise, RTEX (Robot Technology Exhibition), the MENA region’s first robotic and automation exhibition, will feature world renowned experts and live demonstrations illustrating the advancements made in consumer and healthcare including robotic bipeds, neuro-prosthetics and managing pathological tremor with robotic support. Taking place at The Meydan from 28 – 30 September 2014, RTEX also features a series of seminars to be held alongside the exhibition covering town automation (smart city concept), logistics and unmanned systems and vehicles.