Vanderbilt Research Team Studies Robots in EDs

A research team at Vanderbilt University is studying the use of robotics in emergency departments, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report.

The team, made up of Vanderbilt computer engineers and specialists in emergency medicine from Vanderbilt Medical Center, is studying robotic assistants that can perform in non-chaotic environments. The robots are designed to help care for patients with less urgent problems in the ED, allowing medical staff to attend to critical patients more promptly.

The other benefits of robot usage in EDs include shortened wait times, reduced strain on overburdened ED staff and fewer mistakes.

Read the U.S. News and World Report article on Vanderbilt's study of emergency department robots.

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