This ultrasound robot screening patients for rheumatoid arthritis could cut hospital waitlists

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Amid ageing populations and shortages of healthcare professionals in many countries, hospitals are turning to “cobots” – robots that can support or work together with humans. Research suggests rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints, affects up to 1 per cent of the global population and is more prevalent in the United States and northern Europe. Medical professionals say early treatments, within 12 weeks of the first symptoms, are important due to the progressive nature of the disease. However, long waitlists can keep people in Europe waiting for almost six months. …

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