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HIMSS 16: Meeting Patients Where They Are

Meet us in Las Vegas, February 29 – March 4, 2016! Deliver a seamless patient experience. Visit booth #7926 for a chance to interact with our patient access solutions, including: biometric authentication, wayfinding, and revenue cycle solutions Get a sneak peek of our future applications, including patient check-out, and the Vitals and Waiting Room Chairs. […]

Device lets patients record vitals while waiting for doctor

By Nidhi Subbaraman, Boston Globe A Cambridge company that builds robots and records software for hospitals has now designed something new: a piece of furniture. The new device, built by Vecna Technologies, is an armchair that looks like a waiting room fixture — but it’s outfitted with blood pressure cuffs, a thermometer, and an interface […]

Audi drives repairs with telepresence robots’ help

By Sharon Gaudin, ComputerWorld A mechanic working at an American Audi dealership is stumped by a problem with a car. Solving the problem would be so much easier if a technician from the manufacturing plant in Germany could look over his shoulder, hear the noise the car was making and see under the hood. Impossible, […]

The state of telepresence: Healthcare and telemedicine

By Michael Savoie, RoboHub Telemedicine is a rapidly growing field and, with the aid of telepresence robots, is quickly gaining traction in hospitals and homes around the world. In rural hospital settings where a medical specialist is physically unavailable, a robot can be deployed to check in on a patient with a physician from elsewhere. […]

Introducing Robots and Virtual Presenters at the HIMSS Innovation Center

By John Paganini, HIMSS Visitors to the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio can now meet a virtual member and an insightful robot, technologies complimenting the interactive visitor experience. VGo: The newest addition to the HIMSS Innovation Center, VGo is a robot used for patient monitoring and remote patient visits in the healthcare environment. VGo […]

A Year in the Life of Robots: Vecna Technologies Update

Vecna Family of Robots

By Victor Schnee, MobileCloudEra While he is enthused about his company’s growth, Daniel Theobald, co-founder and CTO of Vecna Technologies, does have profound concern about the future for robots in the U.S. Twelve months ago, when we first spoke, the company’s efforts in robots were focused on healthcare. After a very eventful twelve months, the […]

Working Smart

Vecna Family of Robots

By Cicely Enright, ASTM International Leaner, greener, faster, more intelligent, more data-driven, more automated, more cost effective… Many terms describe smart manufacturing, and this list could be longer. Smart processes can produce plane parts, machine controls or the new pair of running shoes in your closet. The manufacturing of today (and tomorrow) is about using […]

Massachusetts emerges as a robot industry powerhouse

Daniel Theobald

By Nidhi Subbaraman, Beta Boston Seventeen years ago, Helen Greiner was scrambling to find investors to back her company’s development of a robot that would clean people’s houses. As she made the rounds of venture capitalists, the responses ranged from “You’re not an Internet company” to “You’re too early stage” to “I would do this, […]

Make-A-Wish grants teen’s wish to donate VGo robot to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, October 15, 2015 – The VGo telepresence robot has given Cris Colaluca the gift of academic and social freedom, and the ability to stay involved despite medical limitations. Cris’ life has been so impacted that he wishes that other homebound children can also enjoy the same freedom. Now, Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and […]

Robot helps hospital-bound kids go on ‘virtual’ field trips


By Lindsay Carlton, When children are diagnosed with cancer, their hospital rooms often become their new homes. Depending on the severity of their disease, these immunosuppressed patients can be cooped up and isolated for months— missing time with their family and friends, not playing outdoors, and refraining from everyday activities like going on field […]

Vecna’s Daniel Theobald: Setting standards for robots

Vecna Robot Family

By Audrow Nash, Robohub Vecna’s robotic logistics solutions are a family of autonomous mobile robots, built to operate within human-centric environments such as hospitals. In this in-depth interview, Daniel Theobald, the company’s CTO, explains the importance of user-centred design and standardization. The latter is a primary focus in Mass Robotics, the innovation hub he founded.

Nantes Digital Week

By Magali Grandet, Ouest-France Wednesday is Robotic Day, a day dedicated to robots in La Cité des Congrès. In Nantes CHU, since 2014, two smart machines have been carrying medical material. In La Cité des Congrès this Wednesday, you will be able to enjoy the most diverse applications of robotics during the 2nd Robotic Day. […]

Webinar: Patient Flow Management

Download PDF: Vecna/HIMSS: Patient Flow Management Decrease patient wait times by as much as 67% by identifying bottlenecks and areas where daily schedules are off course Boost patient satisfaction by eliminating the frustration, worry, and hassle that accompanies waiting and not knowing what will happen next Enhance staff productivity and efficiency by establishing the optimal […]

Vecna Honored with Two MassTLC Awards

Mass TLC

Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council honored Vecna with two awards at its 18th annual Technology Leadership Gala. The Distinguished Leadership Award was presented to Debbie Theobald, VecnaCares, and all of VecnaCares’ volunteers. This award is presented in recognition of efforts that grow, change, and inspire lives through developing and promoting technology in the region.  Kudos to […]

The Robot Will See You Now

QC Bot - Standard Model

By Matt Martinelli, The Improper Bostonian To cut down on the time wasted lugging supplies or prescriptions through cavernous hospitals, Cambridge’s Vecna Technologies created the QC Bot. It looks just like any ordinary pill-supply cabinet, but you might see it roaming the halls on its own. Don’t worry—it’s locked! The pharmacist or supply manager simply […]

Vecna Acquires VGo

Control Design

By Nancy Bartels, Control Design The VGo robotic telepresense device enables users to interact remotely with others no matter where they are. The Vecna QCBot can deliver products or materials in any dynamic environment. Vecna Technologies, Inc., a provider of robotic logistics and IT healthcare solutions, has acquired VGo Communications, Inc., a maker of robotic […]

Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

Green Car Reports

By Stephen Edelstein, Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels, and there’s often room for only one occupant. But this solar-powered vehicle has a whole lot more style.

Momentum building for MassRobotics, planned robotics industry hub

Beta Boston

By Scott Kirsner, via BetaBoston Last October, I broke the news that several companies, research labs, and trade associations were working together to create a shared workspace for robotics businesses. Ten months later, things seem to be gaining momentum — but the crew behind MassRobotics is still trying to line up financial backing from the Commonwealth […]

Cover Story: How to choose a robot, figure robotic ROI

Control Engineering Cover

Daniel Theobald 07/15/2015 So you want robots? Make smart robotic investments in a rapidly changing world. Consider the system using critical path analysis including robots, humans, and facility infrastructure as part of the same system. Modern sensor technology and safety systems have evolved to the point where robots can operate outside of cages, safely around […]