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.
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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.