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Robot Provides Virtual Medical Care
8/17/2012

A nurse examines a patient under the watchful eye of a doctor via the RP-VITA, a robot co-developed by iRobot and InTouch Health that can autonomously travel around a hospital and allow a physician to administer care as if he or she is in the room with a patient.   (Source: InTouch Health)
A nurse examines a patient under the watchful eye of a doctor via the RP-VITA, a robot co-developed by iRobot and InTouch Health that can autonomously travel around a hospital and allow a physician to administer care as if he or she is in the room with a patient.
(Source: InTouch Health)

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Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Just in time for an aging baby boomer generation
Jack Rupert, PE   8/22/2012 2:46:19 PM
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They put a similar thing into one of the area ICU's (I think) in the Milwaukee area.  While it wasn't anywhere close to being as advanced as the system described here, I thought it was a good start.  The primary advantage is that the more experienced doctor could keep an eye on patients in other locations rather than having to transfer everybody to the "mother ship".

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Ann R. Thryft   8/23/2012 3:16:07 PM
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Several robots for providing at-home medical care are in the works, based on a somewhat similar design platform as this one. That platform is iRobot's Ava mobile robot design: http://www.irobot.com/ava/

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