In Massachusetts, Doctors Use Robots To Examine COVID-19 Patients
In hospitals in the American city of Boston, Massachusetts, doctors use Spot robots from Boston Dynamics when contacting patients with a new coronavirus infection, according to Business Insider.
It is noted that robots find their practical application in the police, on construction sites, as well as in the oil industry. However, in March, Boston Dynamics received requests from local hospitals to use the company's robots to protect medical workers from COVID-19 infection.
So, the developed device is a robot Spot, in the manipulator of which an iPad is fixed, allowing doctors to communicate with patients at a distance using telemedicine and conduct remote sorting of patients. In the future, the robot is planned to be equipped with devices for measuring body temperature, respiratory rate, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation.
By the way, Circolo di Varese hospital in Northern Italy has received six robots to care for patients with CAVID-19 pneumonia, caused by a new type of coronavirus infection, which helps medical staff reduce the risk of direct contact with patients.