Vita is a telepresence robot that lets doctors interact with patients remotely. It provides two-way video and access to patient data and diagnostic devices such as otoscopes and ultrasound imagers.
InTouch Health and iRobot
- United States 🇺🇸
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Vita stands for "Virtual and Independent Telemedicine Assistance."
InTouch Health and iRobot first announced a joint development and licensing agreement to explore health-care applications in July 2011. An expanded partnership, along with a US $6 million investment by iRobot in InTouch, was announced in January 2012. As iRobot looked into the health-care market as an area of growth, a partnership with InTouch seemed like a natural fit. InTouch has extensive knowledge about remote presence and the health-care industry, and iRobot has expertise around robot navigation, mobility, and autonomy. The result was RP-VITA, publicly unveiled in July 2012. It received FDA clearance in November 2012 and was deployed to hospitals and clinics.
Able to map environments and autonomously navigate them. Equipped with a collision avoidance system and an iPad interface.
- 58.4 cm
- 168 cm
- 58.4 cm
- 79.8 kg
- 5.4 km/h (max)
Cameras and obstacle-detection sensors. Electronic stethoscope.
Six brushed DC motors
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 5 (Wheels: 3 DoF; Head: 2 DoF)
Aluminum, stainless steel, chemical and UV resistant plastics.
Two computers (Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core i7) with wireless and Bluetooth; two solid-state drives.
Linux and Windows 7 Embedded operating systems.
Two medical-grade power supplies; military-grade lithium-ion batteries.
- $4,000 to $6,000 per month to lease (depending on lease duration and other variables). Includes cloud-based network infrastructure and technical support.