HOW ROBOTS ARE HELPING DOCTORS SAVE LIVES IN THE CANADIAN NORTH
« HOW ROBOTS ARE HELPING DOCTORS SAVE LIVES IN THE CANADIAN NORTH
Remote communities often lack access to diagnostic ultrasonography services. This gap disproportionally affects Indigenous pregnant women in the Canadian North and results in increases in maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.
We are pioneering the use of an innovative tele-robotic ultrasound system that allows an expert sonographer to perform a diagnostic ultrasound study, in real time, in a distant location.
Research shows that robotic ultrasonography is comparable to standard sonography and is accepted by most patients. »
cf. article Pr. Ivar MENDEZ