Telemedical Robots New Trend In Rural Areas
Many Telemedicine companies have software on computers and phones, but the new trend is actual robots. For patients in rural areas who do not have access to doctors, Telemedical robots, projecting an image of the doctor’s face, standing about five feet tall. “When a doctor is needed at a remote hospital location, he/she can log in by using a computer, laptop or iPad. The robot has an auto-drive function that allows it to navigate its way to the patient’s room, using sensors to avoid bumping into things or people.” The doctor can visually see you, without having to be there.
As specialist, Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health, says, “I believe Telemedicine is now reaching an inflection point where its presence in healthcare will grow at an exponential pace because Telemedicine has become easy to use. “The need to provide high-quality healthcare to everyone while reducing costs, has reached a crisis level.”