The Virtual Doctor

In the future, you may be ‘seeing the doctor’ but the doctor might not be in the same room as you:

“One is at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital. Outfitted with cameras, a screen and microphone, the joystick-controlled robot is guided into the rooms of Dr. Alex Gandsas’ patients where he speaks to them as if he were right there.

“The system allows you to be anywhere in the hospital from anywhere in the world,” said the surgeon, who specializes in weight-loss surgery.”

link: Robot Visits Patients When Doctor Can’t

The total interaction can be recorded and logged. That becomes valuable evidence in case of a lawsuit. – Welcome to the future.

Catherine Forsythe

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