More Medical Robots

A few days ago, we talked about a robot that draws blood. While this might be a helpful piece of technology, it is not likely to be a life saver. But check this out. While CPR is challenging even under controlled circumstances, this video demonstrates rather conclusively that it is really dicey in many of the situations in which patients and their rescuers find themselves. The general principle here is that trying to do CPR while in motion can be hazardous to patient and rescuer alike. BUT. Enter robotic CPR. Seems like this piece of technology would be a boon to both patient and rescuer. Bottom Line. This is yet another indication that it will be fascinating to watch as more and more robots enter into the healthcare field. What attributes will separate out the must-haves from the can live-withouts? 

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