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Saturday, September 15, 2012

iRobot Telemedicine Demo

According to a report by Companies & Markets the global telemedicine monitoring market in 2011 reached a value of $736 million and is poised to increase to $2.5 billion by 2018.
iRobot CEO Colin Angel recently demonstrated at the 10 year anniversary of iRobot in Japan the new RP-VITA wireless robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health. The RP-VITA wireless robot is able to capture and send real-time clinical data and also allows physicians to remotely monitor patients. Angel used a tablet communicating with an engineer at a demo center and navigating the telerobot.
For the hospital market, the robot improves patient care by ensuring the physician is in the right place at the right time and has access to the necessary clinical information to take immediate action.
Telemedicine is a new market opportunity for iRobot. In 2009 iRobot established a healthcare business unit, aimed at exploring the potential of robotics as an assistive technology. In 2012 iRobot announced a $6 million investment and expanded partnership with InTouch Health,  a privately held robotics technology company based in Santa Barbara, California. 
Check out the demo video below.  

1 comment:

Browne thomas said...

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