Top Docs 2016: Go-Go Gadget

Excerpt from Cincinnati Magazine

VGO Robot: Making Virtual House Calls
The doctor is now always in at Episcopal Retirement Homes. That’s because the doctor is actually a four-foot, two-wheeled robot brought in last year as a way to connect community members with health workers in the comfort of their very own living rooms. The robot wheels about the community wherever WiFi is available and uses audio and visuals to connect doctors with patients remotely. The bot reduces the need for transporting community members and allows for convenient, around-the-clock communication. “At first folks are leery,” says Laura Lamb, executive vice president of Episcopal Retirement Homes. “Once they interact a bit with the VGo, they are much more comfortable. We think this is a critical element of the future of healthcare.”