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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Taking Vital Signs with a Dog-Like Robot

The well known Spot Boston Dynamics dog becomes 'Dr Spot' and can take some contactless vitals during Corona Pandemic.

MIT, Boston Dynamics Team Up on Robot for Remote Covid-19 Vital Sign Measurement
Darrell Etherington
August 19, 2020

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Dynamics, and other collaborators have developed a robot designed to remotely measure vital signs in patients for Covid-19 with contactless equipment. Dubbed Dr. Spot, the robot is a customized version of Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, outfitted with a tablet to enable medical staff to conduct "face-to-face" interviews with patients while they perform exams. The robot can measure multiple vital signs like skin temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation at once. Dr. Spot was deployed in a hospital as a test study to offer proof of the technology's potential application. ... " 

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