The doctor will see you now. The robot doctor, that is.
The HealthSpot Station is a telehealth system that patients can use for quick medical diagnosis using video conferencing and diagnostic technology
New devices that promise to enhance our telepresence experiences are nice, but what we really need, right now, is better telemedicine technology, particularly in emergency situations. A new solution called the LifeBot 5 offers the promise of exactly that.
iRobot doesn't just make robotic vacuum cleaners. The company also works on 'bots for military and research applications. Now iRobot wants to edge its way into the world's hospitals with a telepresence system that would let the right physician for the job connect with a patient anywhere in the world.
Parkinson's is a progressive disease with no known cure that affects up to six million people worldwide. Diagnosis and tracking currently depends on extensive testing and a ranking of symptoms. All that could soon change, as a new voice based system using a speech-processing algorithmcould diagnose the disease with a three-minute phone call.