More on healthcare trends this morning. Your emergency room visit may be with a robot — say, what? Have you been to a doctor recently? Very few doctors today are without a computer screen — now, since I love tech, gadgets and power of using all same, I cannot say this is a bad thing. Although, admittedly, I mentioned just recently one finds you are talking to a doctor’s back as he engages with his computer screen — I guess the most natural next step is JUST THE COMPUTER, or robot, sans doctor. Interesting read.
Excerpt: Some of us complain their doctors are too stiff, lack warmth and are too robotic. But calling such doctors “robots” may be a disservice to RP-Vita — the latest telepresence, healthcare bot from InTouch Health and iRobot.
RP-VITA (Remote Presence Virtual + Independent Telemedicine Assistant), unveiled this week at the Clinical Innovations Forum in Santa Barbara, is a remote-controlled telepresence robot that combines InTouch’s “telemedicine” technology and the autonomous navigation innovations introduced in iRobots’ AVA robot at CES in 2011.
Read full article via The iRobot Doc Will See You Now: Roomba Maker Enters the ER. From Mashable