Paging Dr. Robot? RP-VITA provides virtual bedside diagnosis (w/Video)

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from Health Pop

July 25, 2012 5:56 PM

By Ryan Jaslow

(CBS News) The latest advancement in medical care might be wheeling its way to a hospital near you.

CBS station WBZ in Bostonreports that iRobot, based in Bedford, Mass., has created a new robot called RP-VITA that’s essentially a doctor on wheels.

“Getting the right specialist to see the patient in a very short amount of time can make the difference between life and death,” Glen Weinstein of iRobot told the station. Cue the robotic physician. . . . Read Complete Report

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