New York, New York - The use of robots in hospitals is nothing new. In fact, they are expected to become more prevalent within the next one to three years. They step in to preform and automate repetitive tasks, leaving physicians, nurses and technicians with more time to focus on matters that require human decision and emotion.

“Robots can deliver value by automating manual and laborious tasks.” But they will also be increasingly adopted for direct clinical applications and emergent use cases.” - Mutaz Shegewi, Research Director, IDC Health Insights

An IDC investigation of healthcare provider plans revealed that 31.3 percent of participants have robots in use and expect them to become a mainstay as they continually become more sophisticated in form and function.

As robots increasingly roam around healthcare facilities in the next three years, drones will fly into the scene within three to five years.

A Swedish research study shows early evidence that drones carrying automated external defibrillators surpassed EMS respondents to rural heart attack victims by 17 minutes.

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