A Northern Ireland Health Trust is the first in the UK to use a robot which allows intensive care specialists from one hospital to remotely assess patients in another. The ‘telepresence’ robot enables doctors to examine and interact with patients in different locations. Stormont Health Minister Edwin Poots said the new technology would create an “effective hospital network”.
The ‘robot’ appears to be the RP-7i® from InTouch Health which combines ‘remote control robotics and remote presence technologies’ and ‘allows a remote clinician to see and interact with patients and staff while proactively and independently managing care delivery just as if they were physically present on-site’.
Watch the news report [video]: BBC NI