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Outsourcing health and medical care to technology

Implications - Doctors and nurses are increasingly being assisted—or replaced—by technological advances in robotics and machinery. Routine medical visits may become less commonplace in the future as robotic devices that assist in at-home, self diagnostic health care inundate the marketplace.
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Featured Examples

Immortality Through Robots
Immortality Through Robots
The 'Oboe' Robot Keeps Memories of Your Loved One Alive
Though none of us, to my knowledge, has the Highlander gift of immortality, the Japanese aim seems to be to take us as close as possible to acquiring it. Albeit in a creepy cybernetic way, 'Oboe' is designed… MORE
Nurse Robots
Nurse Robots
RIBA Assists and Interacts with Humans
The RIBA robot, which stands for “Robot for Interactive Body Assistance,” is ready to take over for human nurses in hospitals. Designed by Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and… MORE
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
The Memo is exactly what it sounds like. Well, not completely, but the intention is all there. Watinee Leewongjaroen’s Memo is an at-home robot built to provide care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.… MORE
Micro-Medical Tests
Micro-Medical Tests
Signos Personal Ultrasound by Signostics Holds 20,000 Images
Signostics’ Signos Personal Ultrasound is the latest in medical testing. Signos weighs about half a pound and is about the size of a PDA. The small size of this ultrasound system will allow smaller… MORE
Cute Rehabilitation Robots
Cute Rehabilitation Robots
Taizou Offers Beneficial Exercises While Keeping a Smile on His Face
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has revealed a new innovation in physiotherapy. Taizou is a very happy and lovable robot that is designed to assist the elderly… MORE
play_circle_filled Artificial Bones That Grow
Artificial Bones That Grow
The Wright Medical REPIPHYSIS Implants for Pedatric Patients
When children have cancer that invades their bones, they often face multiple surgeries and a lifetime of problems. The fact that the bones in a child are still growing means that tampering with those bones… MORE
Virtual Health Coaches
Virtual Health Coaches
Braun's Clever Care Medical Coach Helps With Self-Care
It seems we're living in a time where we're constantly in a rush; with our the mental preoccupation we struggle to find time for the most important aspect of life, which is life itself. Remembering to… MORE
Blood Sucking Robots
Blood Sucking Robots
The Bloodbot is a Highly Trained Surgical Instrument for Extracting Samples
I’d be lying if I said I was scared of needles. After many years of trips to the doctor’s office, a needle is simply just another medical procedure. What I can say I’m scared of is the Bloodbot. The Bloodbot… MORE
Breast Biopsy Robots
Breast Biopsy Robots
Future Robots May Do Surgery on Their Own
Duke University researchers are working on a robot that can perform a breast biopsy. The human-assisted experimental robot successfully demonstrated its abilities and opens the doors to a wide range of… MORE

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