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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Man Diagnosed with Coronavirus Treated Largely by Robot

Achieving isolation for treatment appears to the primary goal.

Man Diagnosed with Wuhan Coronavirus Is Being Treated Largely by a Robot
CNN  by Nicole Chavez

The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. is being treated with the help of a robot at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA. The robot is equipped with a stethoscope to help doctors take the man's vital signs; it communicates with him via a large screen. "The nursing staff in the room move the robot around so we can see the patient in the screen, talk to him," said the medical center’s Dr. George Diaz, adding that the use of the robot minimizes exposure of medical staff to the infected man, who remains in isolation ... "

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