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  • Jim Trounson

A Robot Who Follows You Home From the Hospital


I recently visited “the hospital of the future” in Lisbon, Portugal. Its applied technologies included this robot in each patient room that stayed with the patient after discharge. Hanging out at home with the patient, this robot through interactive real time video and audio keep the patient connected with the same care team she had become comfortable with as an inpatient. Results—shorter hospital stays and reduced readmissions.

Check out this research / care center here. It’s a great time to be in healthcare!