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Who Needs a Doctor When There's a Robot in the House, er, Hospital? [Slide Show]

A Florida trauma center tests the use of a mobile robot to deliver telemedicine

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MISSION CONTROL:

William Lehman Injury Research Center (WLIRC) doctors hope to be able to control the RP-7's cameras, movement and audio remotely via laptop or PC and, eventually, through their cell phones.....[ More ]

STRONG BEDSIDE MANNER:

Researchers envision the RP-7 being driven autonomously to a patient's bedside by a doctor or specialist who is miles away but can connect wirelessly to the robot.....[ More ]

COMIN' THROUGH!:

Doctors are looking for a mobile telemedicine system that allows them to attend to patients from the moment they arrive at the trauma center.....[ More ]

MAKING THE ROUNDS:

The RP-7 enables a doctor working remotely to accompany hospital staff as they make their rounds.....[ More ]

OMNIPRESENT:

A doctor working remotely can autonomously drive the robot to operating rooms, intensive care units and patients' bedsides so he or she can monitor those patients as well as instruct nurses and residents.....[ More ]

THE DOCTOR IS IN:

InTouch Technologies' RP-7 is designed to provide physicians with mobility even when they must perform from a remote location. Many videoconferencing systems used to remotely connect physicians with their patients are tethered to a single room.....[ More ]

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