Revolve Robotics announces that Kubi Telepresence will provide Acer aBeing Wellness with interactive remote healthcare monitoring capabilities for better homecare

Press Release
January 4, 2017, CES & Digital Health Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Revolve Robotics is pleased to announce from the Digital Health Summit at CES 2017 that Acer’s portable remote healthcare monitoring solution, Acer aBeing Wellness, will incorporate Kubi Telepresence for live, 2-way interactive video calling. Designed to be simple, portable and cost effective for in-home use, aBeing Wellness is a complete interactive remote healthcare monitoring system which provides interactive remote home visits supported by Kubi powered by Zoom Video Conferencing. It supports many IoT health and activity monitoring devices, with a real-time dashboard for caregivers to monitor multiple cases simultaneously, notifications in case of irregular readings, and live video suggestions directly from professionals. Kubi will be using Acer tablets optimized for video calling on a Kubi with enhanced audio and an HD front-facing camera.  A new wireless charging mount for Kubi designed for the Acer tablet will be showcased, as well.

aBeing Wellness is part of Acer’s BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) cloud-based healthcare platform utilizing the Acer Open Platform (AOP). Other trusted healthcare IoT device partners from the aBeing Wellness Package will also be demonstrated on-site, including world leading consumer medical device and activity tracker brands. Successful pilots have been completed in Taiwan and Acer and Revolve Robotics are looking for homecare and healthcare providers interested in evaluating and adopting the solution.

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Acer aBeing Wellness demos are available from January 5 to 7th by appointment only. To schedule a demo, please contact us at ces@revolverobotics.com

About Kubi by Revolve Robotics

Founded in 2013 by robotic entrepreneurs Marcus Rosenthal and Ilya Polyakov, Revolve Robotics is one of the world’s leading innovators in robotic telepresence. Revolve Robotics flagship product is Kubi Telepresence that provides a simple, engaging, interactive, portable, and cost-effective solution to distant human interaction for healthcare, education, and business applications. Kubi combines video conferencing software, a tablet, and the cloud-controlled Kubi robot, which enables remote callers to be present by moving the tablet to interact as if they were turning their own head. Kubi means “neck” in Japanese, and it is a robotic tablet stand that gives you the freedom to interact while video conferencing. Revolve Robotics is a privately held company based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit us at www.kubi.me and follow us @meetkubi.

 

 

 

Have you heard the ECHO that is ZOOMing around the telehealth space? Kubi – time to connect!

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Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries (Dr. Deb)
Director of Healthcare Sales, Revolve Robotics
Dr. Deb uses her 25 years in medicine, patient care, education, physics, telemedicine, and information systems to assist customers

At this time of year, I think about the many things for which I am thankful.  Friends, family, good health and a great horse (my exercise partner). Recently, I saw the announcement of the passage of the ECHO bill (S.2873) and this made me realize how lucky I am to have been in the healthcare/telemedicine industry for the last 15+ years, and how happy I am about the success of Project ECHO.  I was originally introduced to the community of healthcare providers who supported and pioneered what was then referred to as telemedicine (now we also think of telehealth and collaborative care) when I joined AMD Global Telemedicine, and attended my first ATA.   I met remarkable, dedicated passionate people who worked to bring the best care to those who were remote, rural and underserved.

Many of the big telemedicine programs were well represented at the annual ATA (American Telemedicine Association) meeting, including the folks from the ECHO project (which originated in New Mexico).

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Over the years I have attend the annual meeting and enjoyed seeing friends and building new relationships at the event.  I was privileged to meet so many kind and amazing people who were working very hard to bring necessary medical services to areas in need of specialty services and expert consults. Patients and services were frequently separated by distance and availability.  Telemedicine was a way to connect experts over video to those who were without local care or expertise. In the early days, the network was shaky, the equipment was expensive and hard to use, and the reimbursement landscape was a quagmire.

Today we still face challenges, but there has been a shift in the healthcare model and many tangible technology changes that better enable us to bridge the gap in care, remove geographic limitations and support collaborative healthcare teams. We now have:

  • more reliable widely distributed networks
  • simple cost effective cloud based video (ex: Zoom, Vidyo)
  • affordable mobility based controllable endpoints (ex: Kubi)

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In addition we have seen a shift to a patient centered, collaboratively based prevention and wellness oriented healthcare system.   This shift is necessary to address the challenges presented by an aging population, skyrocketing cost of care, and the need for accessing a limited geographically dispersed base of providers/specialists.  Given the advancement in networks, video cloud offerings and affordable endpoint control, we now see collaborative video used to support things like:

  • transitional care
  • home health
  • patient education and preventative care
  • education and knowledge transfer from experts at centers of excellence to practitioners in the field
  • in addition to the traditional telemedicine applications like telepsych and telestroke.

Project ECHO is a great example of how you can use technology (cloud based video provided by ZOOM) to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from the hub based experts to the front line primary care providers to deliver cost effective, accessible care.  The providers feel more connected, have access to the latest innovations and best practices, and can deliver a wider service offering. This enables their patients to benefit from the expert knowledge in a timely fashion while avoiding travel and the inconvenience of leaving their community. Patients with complicated diseases like CHF, COPD, Diabetes, Pain management, Hep C, HIV, the list goes on and on, can receive the care they need, when they need it and from their community based provider.

To learn more about Project ECHO: Visit their website, Attend the Zoom Webinar about ECHO, and be sure to look for news to follow about the implementation of the ECHO bill.

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Be Well,

Dr. Deb Jeffries
Revolve Robotics