Nurses play vital roles in healthcare and make up the largest section of health professions. Registered
(RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about health conditions.
U.S., there are more than 3.8 million RNs nationwide. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that
of RNs is estimated to grow 12% from 2018-2028.
We envision the future of work for RNs to be enhanced by a Multitasking Intelligent Nurse Aid (MINA)
system. Our goal is to use MINA to augment RNs by performing non-critical tasks such as fetching and
supplies, or taking contactless vital signs, and providing information, communication, confidence and
Through our initial interviews with nurses, we have identified several tasks of high importance. We are currently focusing our efforts on two tasks: