RP-VITA in Telemedicine

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RP-VITA IN
TELEMEDICINE
Kimberlyn
Loarie
RP-VITA: WHAT IS IT?
 Remote Presence Vir tual and Independent Telemedicine
Assistant
 Created by iRobot and InTouch Health
 Used in medical field
 “Robot Nurse”
See InTouch Health’s official animations for uses of RP-VITA
http://www.intouchhealth.com/products-and-services/products/rp-vita-robot/
RP-VITA: WHAT IS IT?
Hello! What
are your
symptoms?
I’m sick.
(Cough)
HOW IT WORKS
 AutoDRIVE independent navigation and mobility
 Obstacle Detection Obstacle Avoidance (ODOA) technologies
 SureCONNECT® software- to ensure secure internet
connection
 Vocal (command) and facial (patient) recognition
MODELS
Model Name
RP-VITA®
RP-7i®
RP-Lite®
RP-Vantage®
RP-Xpress®
Lower price;
Two cameras;
stethoscope, and
extendable
Smaller; Portable;
Composite and S-Video
arm for use in surgical
Less costly
ports included
medicine; lightweight
No iPad screen
Mobile by use of human
Large, harder to
for patient record
transport; not powered
maneuver; no ability to
display
to drive itself
use arm to aid in surgery
Autonomous docking
Advantages
(see above)
and limited driving
capabilities
Disadvantages
Dependent on human
High price
being, less autonomous
For full product descriptions visit InTouch Health
http://www.intouchhealth.com/products-and-services/products/rp-7i-robot/
BENEFITS
 Increased medical staf f accessibility
 Broadened patient treatment options
 Reduced costs
REFERENCES
1 . InTouch Health Homepage: RP -VITA
http://www.intouchhealth.com/products -and-ser vices/products/rp -vitarobot/
2. iRobot Press Release Homepage; July 24, 2013
http://www.irobot.com/us/Company/Press_Center/Press_Releases/Press
_Release.aspx?n=07241 2 -InTouch
3. “Rise of the Telepresence Robots”
By Parmy Olson; July 15, 2013 issue of Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2013/06/27/rise -of-thetelepresence-robots/
4. “iRobot receives FDA approval for physician avatar RP -VITA”
By Brian Dodson; Januar y 30, 2013 (accessed 11/6/13)
http://www.gizmag.com/irobot -intouch-health-rp-vita-medical-fdaapproval/25977/
5. Crain’s Detroit Business: “More hospitals are using robots, but jur y's
still out on success”
By Modern Healthcare; May 29, 2013 (accessed 11/6/13)
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/ar ticle/20130529/NEWS/130529884/

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