The RP7i model is an independently mobile robot with an articulated flat-screen monitor for visual display, a dual camera configuration and full on-board audio, for a seamless and immersive experience. The technology allows faculty experts to engage with learners at remote sites to teach and assess clinical competencies. Remote Presence in nursing education removes geographical barriers and supports students to learn where they live.
The remote technology robotic endpoints have been deployed to the Northlands College Nursing Skills Lab in Air Ronge, SK and the Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Centre in Île-à-la-Crosse, SK. The Remote Presence technology endpoints allow faculty members located at the three U of S College of Nursing sites in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert to "beam in" to northern sites on demand. These northern communities are excited to be the first in Canada to use this innovative technology for nursing education.
(photos: U of S nursing students in Air Ronge with the teaching robot named Gale)