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Study shows positive attitude toward healthcare telepresence robots

January 2, 2012

In a study to assess how surgical intensive care patients and their families perceived robotic telepresence, 92% of respondents were comfortable with the robot and 84% believed that communication was “easy.”
Further, 90% did not perceive the robot as annoying and 92% did not believe that “the doctor cared less about them” because of the robot. Also, 92% supported the continued use of the robot.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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