For those of you that are tired of shampooing your hair, you may be in luck with Panasonic’s newest machine. The company has announced their shampooing Head Care Robot, which is currently being run through trials in Japan until early June. The machine, intended to help elderly and disabled users, has 24 finger-like tips that shampoo, condition and blow-dry your hair while giving an incredible massage.
To start off the process, the robot personalizes the shampooing experience with sensors in each finger that measure the shape and size of the user’s head. There are eight fingers on both sides of the head, as well as eight fingers on the back of the neck giving adequate support. Shampoo is lathered within the machine so that only a small amount is needed for washing. This allows for reduced chafing and a more gentle experience for the scalp and hair. If you have long hair, don’t fret about not being able to use this machine, as there are special nozzles that give it the ability to shampoo any hairstyle.
Following the shampoo, the arms of the robot wash out any excess dirt and a conditioner is misted all over the head, giving even coverage. If that’s not enough, the final stage is a massage as the machine blow-dries the hair. Panasonic claims that the massage is better than any human hair washer could offer, seeing as the machine has more than double the fingers that we do.
Panasonic plans to commercialize the Head Care Robot in June when the two-month trial is finished and they receive feedback. The company hopes that the robot will create a comfortable, relaxing and gentle shampooing experience for users. And although it’s geared toward elderly and disabled in hospitals and at home, this technology could also be a great addition to hair salons.
Would you be willing to try out the Head Care Robot?
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