Robotic telepresence brings off-site doctors to patient bedside

05/13/2011 | TMCNet.com

Patients say the use of robotic telepresence increases access to physicians, who get a virtual sense of being with patients and families by remotely directing a robot at the bedside. UCLA Medical Center's ICU uses the technology to allow physicians at an off-site location to literally travel with the robot from bed to bed while having a real-time discussion with nurses.

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