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iRobot Announces Roll Out Plan With 7 Hospitals In U.S. And Mexico

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BOSTON (CBS) — The RP VITA robot will be deployed allowing doctors and patients to interact with nothing more than an iPad and video screen. It’s the first such robot approved for use by the FDA.

Marcio Macedo, Director of Product Development for iRobot tells WBZ the system developed with InTouch Health of Santa Barbara, California, is based on a tablet interface that allows a doctor to be up and running virtually without training.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jeff Brown reports for WBZ New England Business

The cost to a hospital: between $4,000-$6,000 a month, including all the services needed to run the technology.

Macedo says patients prefer having consultations through technology.

iRobot says more hospitals will be using robots in the coming months.

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