Double in Geisinger Health System

Geisinger Health System is partnering with Apple to introduce technology at each step of the patient's experience. In the video below, Double rolls in around 1:40 and highlights how they enable patients with chronic conditions to connect with the outside world.

To support the use of Doubles within the health system, Jeff Kay of CSIU and a physician at Geisinger collaborated on a research paper detailing how telepresence robots benefit hospital-bound children:

Mobile Robotic Telepresence Solutions for the Education of Hospitalized Children

About Geisinger: Geisinger is a physician-led healthcare system headquartered in Danville, PA. Their team of 30,000 employees across 13 hospital campuses serves a network of 583,000 plan members in the Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey area.


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Double Robotics featured on the latest episode of Angie Tribeca!

Double Robotics was featured on the latest episode of Angie Tribeca on TBS Network! In this episode, titled "Turn Me On, Geils," a roboticist is found dead and Angie Tribeca and her partner Jay Geils question the only person who has any insight -- the roboticist's assistant, Vanessa -- who takes a liking to Geils. Check out the episode (Season 3, Episode 4) on Amazon Video or Hulu!

Study Shows Using Telepresence Robots is as Effective as Being There

A new study from University of Zurich and University of Leipzig found that utilizing mobile remote presence technologies (MRP) amongst a distributed team creates the same effect as working with team members in-person. The study, led by Dr. Erik Wende of University of Zurich, involved monitoring the mobile remote presence system for a distributed team based in Germany over a 12-month period. They concluded that, after an adjustment period, the local and remote team members worked as if they were together in-person.  

“As Lee et al. (2011) found, the MRP system enabled a broad range of meeting types and supported encounters that otherwise would not have happened [6]. The effect of physical embodiment increased feelings of social presence—contrary to the prior skepticism of users [6, 9]. After an initial adjustment period, users were able to interact almost as if they were located together, with no significant downsides. The MRP system was found to support teamwork and collaboration similar to that of a co-located team.”

"Most significantly, we identified that the level of social interaction supported by an MRP is heavily influenced by the usage arrangements. This is particularly in terms of meeting location and scheduling. The practical measures proposed in this research offer strategies for implementing MRP to overcome the issue of conversations in virtual teams being overly task-focused, to the detriment of relational links between team members [40]."

Study courtesy of Dr. Erik Wende, University of Zurich, and Prof. Rainer Alt, University of Leipzig

Guest Post: A Telepresence Robot that Augments Human Abilities

Toppan, a Japan-based global printing company, and Rekimoto Lab of the University of Tokyo recently introduced their research collaboration on IoA, the Internet of Abilities. IoA is a concept proposed by Professor Jun Rekimoto which focuses on augmenting human abilities beyond the constraints of time and space. Initial experiments on remote telepresence featured Double Robotics' 360 Camera Dolly. The team successfully captured immersive 360 video and projected it onto a remote dome, Jackin Stadium, for sharing the experience with multiple persons. 

Guest post & video courtesy of Toppan and Rekimoto Lab of the University of Tokyo

Middle School Students Come Up with Plan to Purchase a Double

Homebound students at Sycamore Middle School in Cheatham County, Tennessee will never miss a day of class again thanks to one group of fellow students. The group thought of the idea to purchase a Double after a fellow peer was out of school for an entire semester while recovering from surgery. They created and presented a compelling PowerPoint to the school board, and received a Double within three months!

http://wkrn.com/2017/04/07/cheatham-county-class-comes-up-with-plan-to-help-home-bound-students/