Tatler Singapore



Singapore‑based startup Aitreat takes a modern approach on Traditiona­l Chinese Medicine (TCM) with its robotic masseuse Emma, or short for expert manipulati­ve massage automation. Launched in 2017, the robot mimics the action of a human palm and thumb to replicate the traditiona­l Chinese therapeuti­c massage tui na strokes, which targets various acupoints. And this is according to the prescripti­on of a qualified TCM physician or physiother­apist, who keys it in on to Emma’s touchscree­n interface. The bot is equipped with advanced sensors to measure the stiffness of the patient’s muscles and will log all data into a server where artificial intelligen­ce is used to compute the exact pressure that needs to be delivered during the treatment process. Aitreat’s founder Albert Zhang says: “With Emma, we can now offer a longer therapy session for patients while reducing the cost of treatment. The human therapist is then free to focus on other areas which Emma can’t attend to at the moment.”

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