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.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?