August 9, 2014
Healthcare robots bring far-away visitors closer (Jennifer Bell, August 8, 2014, The National)
VGo is a revolutionary new robot that can be found whizzing around the hallways of Amana Healthcare, a long-term care facility in Al Ain.The healthcare provider is the first in the region to introduce the remote-control robot which replicates a person. "The idea is that you can consult with someone on the outside. We could theoretically consult someone in the United States or Germany," said Arlene Susanne Ryan, a quality co-ordinator at Amana, in Al Ain, which have partnered with VGo Communications, a US-based provider of telepresence robotics.The robot works on Wi-Fi and has a high-resolution manoeuvrable camera.
"...AND CHEAPER..." and "JOBS WHITE PEOPLE WON'T DO".
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 9, 2014 7:31 AM
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