Thursday, May 19, 2005

The doctor is on-line!

A London hospital is testing a tele-presence robot which allows doctors to make rounds and see patients from a remote location (say, home or the golf course or... maybe a call centre in Bangalore). Okay, first the bedside manner goes... now docs don't even have to come to the bedside! The question is will patients line up to sbe seen by a moblie tv screen? Given the state of the English health service... probably.