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Saturday, March 30, 2002



Robo Doc

Robo Doc.
Robo Doc.
Credit: Space.com
(Space.com) Robo Doc, NASA's vision for astronaut health care, is an automated high-tech physician. Robo Doc would be an onboard, integrated set of devices that would allow astronauts to easily monitor and maintain their own health on the International Space Station, as well as on years-long missions to Mars. The system works by using a plethora of scanners to check all functions of the body. The scanners could be the size of a quarter and measures blood flow and other functions. They would be connected to an on-board computer or a "Palm Pilot" type device to determine the illness and prescribe a treatment.

(More info: Space.com)


- posted by Jim @ 20:30 EST