Autonomous robots are coming to the US hospitals

Patient visiting robots are on the rise. The RP-VITA Telemedicine Robot was announced last summer. "The FDA approved the country's first human-interacting autonomous robot for hospitals on Thursday. The RP-VITA, made by iRobot (best known to consumers as the makers of the Roomba) and InTouch Health, is a human-sized telepresence robot which allows doctors to remotely interact with hospital patients. The robot can navigate hospital corridors autonomously, while medical professionals talk and interact with patients through a special iPad app. The Food and Drug Administration has given the RP-VITA full 510(k) clearance for hospital use." In Touch Health now offers a full range of telepresence robots.



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