Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation Bring VGo Robots to Rush Children’s Hospital

CHICAGO, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children’s health and education through technology with the placement of two VGo robots at Rush Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Patients, staff and representatives from Astellas USA Foundation gathered at the facility today to […]

Editorial: A future shock awaits economy

Appears in Concord Monitor The more complex and threatening the problem, the longer it takes for society to recognize and act on it. Take climate change. That danger has long been almost universally recognized but the nation has done little, save for executive action by President Obama, to combat it. Another threat, almost as profound, […]

Robots help kids escape from St. Louis Children’s Hospital

By Mike Bush, KSDK ST. LOUIS – If there is one place that kids don’t want to be, it’s this place. The hospital. St. Louis Children’s is one of the best in the country but 9 year old Isiah Harris has had to practically grow up here.

Top Docs 2016: Go-Go Gadget

Excerpt from Cincinnati Magazine VGO Robot: Making Virtual House Calls The doctor is now always in at Episcopal Retirement Homes. That’s because the doctor is actually a four-foot, two-wheeled robot brought in last year as a way to connect community members with health workers in the comfort of their very own living rooms. The robot […]

VGo Robot Celia Makes Sick Kids Smile

By Jeremy De Zilwa, Tech Advisor Robots in medicine is a readily growing trend in making life easier for patients and doctors alike. Now the St. Louis Children’s Hospital paediatric cancer robots play a role in looking out for the social and psychological needs of patients as well.

Telemedicine Scores a Touchdown: VGo Robot Helps Diagnose Concussions on the Football Field

By Jane Erikson, Arizona Telemedicine Program When the UA Wildcats hosted Northern Arizona University at the teams’ 2013 football season opener in Tucson, a new NAU “team member” stood on the sidelines, ready to make a bit of medical history. VGo – a four-foot-tall telemedicine robot on wheels – was standing by, ready to assist, should any injured player show signs of […]

Robot connects Louisiana girl with rare illness to classroom

By Jacob Batte, Houma Courier exclusive to WWLTV CUT OFF, La. — An unusual student lights up and rolls out of the corner of Erica Bossier’s first grade class at South Larose Elementary School at the start of the day. It’s a white, 3-foot tall robot with a small screen for its head and a polka-dotted, […]

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. […]

Can a robot help keep seniors healthy at home? New project hopes to find out

By Colleen Weinkam, WCPO The University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing plans to launch a research project this winter to bring telehealth robots into the homes of local older adults. In January, UC nursing and engineering students will work together to send telehealth robots to Maple Knoll Village retirement community in Springdale to conduct physicals, […]

The Future is Now – Telemedicine at Children’s Specialized Hospital

By Christopher Haines, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital I get a call from the on-call resident that our patient doesn’t “look right.” And of course it’s 2:30 a.m. and he has been destat-ing all day.  At just under five pounds and with a vent – it’s critical that I see him, […]

Futuristic Robots Allow Doctors to Examine Patients from Anywhere

By Rady Children’s Hospital staff Doctors at Rady Children’s today introduced new telemedicine robots that put advanced video teleconferencing technology on wheels, allowing physicians to evaluate patients quickly and from anywhere. Using a laptop, tablet or smartphone, doctors are now able to interact and perform their jobs in ways not previously possible.  They can see, […]