Would You See an iRobot Doc in the ER? - What if you were sitting in an examination room and a robot walked through the door? Would you jump? Would you engage with it? No matter how you may feel, telepresence healthcare – using virtual reality technology – may be coming to a hospital near you.
Robots to Care for the Elderly in Japan - In Japan, a rapid increase in the elderly population is spurring an effort towards affordable robotic care. These robots would aid the elderly by performing daily tasks and lightening the load for caregivers.
Mobile Technology in HealthCare - The following infographic from healthcare solutions firm Healthx highlights the change that smartphones and tablets have had on the health industry. Results show that there will be 44 million m-health app downloads by the end of 2012, which will rise to 142 million by 2016.
Imagine a World Where mHealth, Telemedicine & EMRs Integrate Seamlessly - While there were many exciting announcements regarding mobile apps for remote monitoring services, medication adherence tracking, specialist consultations and real-time video visits between physicians and patients, the question still remains….can this important information be seamlessly integrated with EMR data for a comprehensive picture of the person being treated?
Sci-fi bridges reality: 5 ways robots are invading—and improving—hospitals