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At-home Robots Monitor Kids After Surgery
It sounds like a plot straight out of the futuristic sitcom “The Jetsons” - robots that tend to and monitor patients recovering from surgery. But such a scenario is no longer science fiction. . . .Charlie Kemp, director of the Healthcare Robotics Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said patients can expect these technologies to start popping up throughout the health care system as technology becomes less expensive and more refined, and telecommunications infrastructure more reliable. “Technology is maturing to the extent that it can make an impact on everyday lives,” Kemp said. “This is really just the start of a bigger trend.”
The Boston robot program is a first in health care and the latest example of the growing use of telemedicine.
Article can be found at ABC News