Robots May Protect Doctors From Exposure To Illness

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Robots may be the solution to protecting doctors from becoming exposed to COVID-19 when they take a patient's vitals, according to the MIT News Office.

Researchers with both MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital are trying to implement the practice of doctors using robots to measure a patients' vital signs.

The robots will be controlled by a handheld device that would allow medical professionals to ask about symptoms without being in the same room.

The researchers plan on the robots, which look dog-like, to focus on triage in the near future, but long-term they hope the robots would allow doctors to check in on their patients regularly.

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