Cognitive Robots in Emergency Departments Could Reduce Wait Times and Help Pathologists with Diagnoses

Such cognitive robots may also find a role in clinical pathology laboratories

Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers might soon have new cognitive robotic tools to help them diagnose disease. Engineers and emergency medicine specialists at Vanderbilt University have joined together to develop a system of cognitive robots that would reduce the wait times physicians and staff experience in America’s emergency departments (ED).

These cognitive robots would be programmed to perform basic tests and deliver results on patients. By handling these functions, the Vanderbilt development team believes that their cognitive robots would reduce the workload on triage nurses and speed the process of treating patients in the emergency room. (more…)