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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Roomba Maker Takes on Healthcare

Good idea,  the Japanese have been looking such care systems for years.

Health care and robotics: " ... iRobot partners with InTouch Health to develop new generation of 'telepresence' robots that could help people with chronic diseases remain at home....   The use of telemedicine in hospitals got another boost with the announcement that iRobot, maker of the Roomba and other kinds of "practical robots," will provide $6 million to InTouch Health and take a minority position in the company. The agreement builds on a joint development and licensing agreement the two firms made last summer to explore opportunities for using iRobot's devices in healthcare.... " 

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