iRobot and InTouch Health to Demonstrate RP-VITA at RoboBusiness 2012

New RP-VITA optimizes tele-medicine experience for coordinating patient care to be demonstrated at RoboBusiness 2012 in Pittsburgh.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 19, 2012 - RoboBusiness has announced that Youssef Saleh, iRobot's Vice President and General Manager for their Remote Presence business unit and Yulun Wang , CEO of InTouch Health will provide one of the first public demonstrations of RP-VITA at the RoboBusiness 2012 Leadership Summit taking place October 22-24, 2012 at Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, PA ( In this interactive demonstration, RP-VITA will be demonstrated on stage and remotely from a hospital-like setting where the robot can be used to dramatically increase the effectiveness and reach of healthcare professionals.

Youssef Saleh oversees iRobot's Remote Presence business unit's strategy of developing autonomous mobile robots equipped with tele-presence technologies for a number of different applications. Saleh previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Telepresence & Vertical Solutions at Polycom, Inc., and built their telepresence business into its fastest growing profit center. Yulun Wang, Ph.D.,is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, of InTouch Health where he leads the company's effort to develop remote presence solutions for the ever-changing healthcare environment.

The session "Remote Presence in Healthcare and Beyond" will take place on Wed., Oct. 24 at 3:00pm.

Announced in July, RP-VITA is the first remote presence solution for patient care that combines cutting edge telemedicine technology from InTouch Health with the latest in autonomous navigation and mobility systems developed by iRobot for its Ava mobile robotics platform. This significant advancement in robotic technology allows a physician to make medical decisions and direct patient care from anywhere in the world in critical departments such as the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. RP-VITA will be sold by InTouch Health as its new flagship remote presence device. iRobot will continue to explore adjacent market opportunities for robots like RP-VITA and iRobot Ava.

Attendees of RoboBusiness 2012 will learn about product features on RP-VITA and explore how the platform could be applied to other markets during the RoboBusiness exposition. Witness the demonstration on Wed., Oct. 24 at 3:00pm as part of the Applications & Markets Track.

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