From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
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The doctor is in -- at least in robot form. InTouch has developed an FDA-approved platform to let doctors conduct real-time clinical consultations remotely via a roving "robot." The device consists of a videoconferencing screen mounted on an upright robot that the doctor can guide from another location using an iPad.
InTouch has developed one version of the telemedicine robot with iRobot, maker of the Roomba automated vacuum. It has other RPM products in development, including a handheld screen, allowing for consultations at home or a hospital or clinic room. The telepresence link relies on Wi-Fi.
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