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Vita

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Vita is a telepresence robot that lets doctors interact with patients remotely. It provides two-way video and access to patient data and diagnostic devices such as otoscopes and ultrasound imagers.

Creator
InTouch Health and iRobot
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Medical, Telepresence
Creator
InTouch Health and iRobot
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Medical, Telepresence

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Specs

FEATURES
Able to map environments and autonomously navigate them. Equipped with a collision avoidance system and an iPad interface.
HEIGHT
168 cm | 66 in
LENGTH
58.4 cm | 23 in
WIDTH
58.4 cm | 23 in
WEIGHT
79.8 kg | 176 lb
SPEED
5.4 km/h | 3.4 mph (max)

SENSORS
Cameras and obstacle-detection sensors. Electronic stethoscope.
ACTUATORS
Six brushed DC motors
POWER
Two medical-grade power supplies; military-grade lithium-ion batteries.
COMPUTING
Two computers (Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core i7) with wireless and Bluetooth; two solid-state drives.
SOFTWARE
Linux and Windows 7 Embedded operating systems.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
5 (Wheels: 3 DoF; Head: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
Aluminum, stainless steel, chemical and UV resistant plastics.
COST
$4,000 to $6,000 per month to lease (depending on lease duration and other variables). Includes cloud-based network infrastructure and technical support.
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
InTouch Health and iRobot first announced a joint development and licensing agreement to explore health-care applications in July 2011. An expanded partnership, along with a US $6 million investment by iRobot in InTouch, was announced in January 2012. As iRobot looked into the health-care market as an area of growth, a partnership with InTouch seemed like a natural fit. InTouch has extensive knowledge about remote presence and the health-care industry, and iRobot has expertise around robot navigation, mobility, and autonomy. The result was RP-VITA, publicly unveiled in July 2012. It received FDA clearance in November 2012 and is now currently on the market.
WEBSITE
https://intouchhealth.com/medical-devices/

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