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Subject:  Re: Middle Class[Income] Jobs ain't Coming Back? Date:  5/7/2013  10:59 AM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  681113 of 876438

The RP VITA robot will be deployed allowing doctors and patients to interact with nothing more than an iPad and video screen. It’s the first such robot approved for use by the FDA.

Marcio Macedo, Director of Product Development for iRobot tells WBZ the system developed with InTouch Health of Santa Barbara, California, is based on a tablet interface that allows a doctor to be up and running virtually without training.

The cost to a hospital: between $4,000-$6,000 a month, including all the services needed to run the technology.
In an article published last year, Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, questioned whether algorithms would replace doctors. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur would later predict that computers and robots will replace four out of five physicians in the United States.
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