LifeBot to the Rescue | VideoRene Thibault | 1/8/2013
The LifeBot system allows doctors to perform long-distance examinations of emergency patients through live audio and visual communication. Vital signs, ultrasounds and other images will be transmitted from the ambulance right to work stations in the emergency center.
LifeBot is being installed in two New Town ambulances, and according to Trinity Health, this was the natural next step for the hospital. “We`re leading in technology. We`re progressive in a lot of things we do and I just see this as the right thing to do for us at the right time, at the right place, in an area that needs this technology”, said Dr. Jeffrey Sather, the Medical Director of Trinity’s Emergency Trauma Center.
“Since you have some very remote areas, transport times alone could be, oh good grief, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. This can play an absolutely critical role in saving a life”, added LifeBot Chairman and CEO Roger Health.
Sather and Heath went on to say that this technology will be a game-changer for the future of medical response and treatment. The hospital expects to have live audio, video and data in the New Town ambulances by the end of the week.