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Disrupt-O-Meter

A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
InTouch Health has put robots in more than 100 hospitals, letting remote doctors visit patients' bedsides. They're also teaching at an Ohio nursing institute. The 200-pound RP-7 has a camera that lets its laptop-equipped remote operator see and maneuver. A second camera linked to the laptop sends the operator's face to the robot's flat-screen head.
disruptive dial: medium