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Robocare showcases companion robots at CES 2020
Mark Tsai, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

South Korea-based Robocare exhibited BOMY I and BOMY II, two companion robots for eldercare at CES 2020.

BOMY I is a fixed companion robot to help prevent elderly people's dementia by providing game content to improve brain power, said Robocare managing director SH Ahn. The robot, via positioning system, monitors elderly people's walking paces in real-time and is integrated with smartwatches and wrist bands to analyze users' sleeping and daily activities, Ahn noted.

BOMY I measures 430 (H) x 381 (W) x 310 (D)mm, weighing 6kg and priced at about US$3,000, Ahn indicated, adding that Robocare has sold 100 units.

BOMY II is a 12kg mobile companion robot measuring 630 x 350 x 406mm for sale at about US$7,000, Ahn said. The model provides various services and functions, including emergency call and personal alarm, to prevent dementia, Ahn noted, adding that Robocare has sold more than 60 such robots.

Robocare was originally a startup at Korea Institute of Science and Technology and founded in August 2012.

Robocare managing director SH Ahn poses with BOMY I (left) and BOMY II

SH Ahn, managing director of Robocare, poses with BOMY I (left) and BOMY II
Photo: Mark Tsai, Digitimes, January 2020

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