The RP-VITA can allow doctors to make a diagnosis remotely
The RP-VITA telepresence robot provides health workers with live patient data
Autonomous navigation systems allow the RP-VITA to be sent to a location with a single click
In a medical emergency, seconds count. But if the doctor needed is in another part of the hospital or even another part of town, then those seconds can stretch dangerously. If only the doctor could be in two places at once, then countless lives could be saved. This is one of the most promising applications in the emerging field of telepresence robotics and RP-VITA (Remote Presence Virtual + Independent Telemedicine Assistant) - a joint development by the robotics firm iRobot and telemedicine company InTouch Health - is aiming to bring this closer to reality.
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