The same company that cleans your floors may soon be taking your blood pressure as well. iRobot's first "autonomous navigation remote presence robot" is now cleared for use in hospitals. Developed in a partnership with InTouch Health, the RP-VITA allows your doctor to consult with you remotely -- something that could help lower costs and improve health care. Rex Moore explains more in the video below.

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