Friday, 23 December 2011

After surgery, a robot may be at your side

"We're at a kind of tipping point in health care," said Jorge Sanchez de Lozada, assistant director of information technology at Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professionals, who added that the hospital is considering doing its own tests of home-use robots. 
"This technology is definitely where health care is going." Nguyen added that hospitals are under pressure to reduce health care costs, and robots could be used to cut expensive hospital stays. 
"Physicians like me are constantly being asked to be more efficient with our time and money," Nguyen said. "This is a technology that allows us to be very cautious, efficient, and innovative at the same time."

1 comment:

  1. This could very well be a medical application for the future. Robotic monitoring will be a big help for post procedure.