August 1, 2012

RP-Vita Doctor's Assistant

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iRobot teamed with InTouch Health to produce the latest in medical robotics dubbed RP-Vita. The doctorbot is mostly an assistant at this stage and is capable of accessing medical files and making diagnoses. Controlled with an iPad control interface and joystick, it can use its electronic stethoscope to check out the patient. Not much human contact here unless they equip it with a friendlier telepresence on its screen.

Via InTouch Health

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 1, 2012 11:41 AM
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