Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are testing a robot that could help patients connect with their doctors—remotely. Via an Interlink link, doctors can control the robot's movements, seeing and hearing exactly what's going on, patients see an image of the doctor on a computer display mounted to the robot. The manufacturer, InTouch Health, says the robot will augment interactions between patients.
Digital healthcare devices and wearable electronic products need to be thoroughly tested, lest they live short, ignominious lives, an expert will tell attendees at UBM’s upcoming Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.
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