Robots as Friends for Kids’ Post-Operative Care

Some kids are getting sent home from the hospital with new robot friends by their side. A pilot program at Children’s Hospital Boston is using these robots built by VGo Communications, complete with videoconferencing and photography abilities, to monitor children’s post-operative care. Future bots will measure patients’ vitals and relay the info. to doctors, saving patients and doctors from lengthy hospital visits.

(via Greg Williams)