Hospital recruits ‘telepresence’ robot


RP-7i ROBOT from InTouch Health


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 : BBC NI

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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