Australian team developing robotic tele-ultrasound

New robotics technology has been developed by Deakin University in partnership with Telstra to make remote ultrasound possible. The developers say the system can be applied to evaluate a patient’s kidneys, liver, and other organs with the sonographer up to 1,000 kilometres away. The technology also has application for any situation where it’s potentially dangerous for the sonographer to be in close contact with the patient.  Read more here .