Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Robot Will See You Now

Blood pressure 220/110? Warning! Danger Will Robinson!

So it looks like years of education, hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans, and a small forest's worth of lecture notes will all be for naught.

That's right, doctors are out, robots are in. At least in triage, that is. Vanderbilt University is working on the TriageBot, a machine that will take patients vitals, solicit their chief complaint, even wander the waiting room to make sure patients are still breathing.

Maybe I should start focusing on learning what R2D2's bowel sounds sound like?

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