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.

1 comment:

JAP said...

For some reason I can't help but remember an episode of Red Dwarf where Holly got demoted to something like a security guard. He was just a TV on a rickety tv tray on casters.