- Posted August 25, 2014 by
Primary care: eliminating the wait
The Telemed Chair as it's called, will have cameras, sensors, a robotic arm and a video screen enabling the patient and doctor to see each other at all times.
The chair will allow a doctor to perform a routine examination, such as eyes, ears, throat, nose, physical condition, vital signs and even feel for ulcers and other tests which require touch, using the robotic arm.
The Telemed Chairs will be made available to cities to help reduce emergency room visits, developing nations which lack primary care physicians, doctors who want to expand their practice and hospitals looking to better serve their communities.
Photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Karsten and released by the United States Navy
Photo shows patients lined up outside the Paul Brown Arena, to receive medical care from personnel assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort