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Paging Dr Robot

This month Horizon looks at how robots can help medical professionals. Credit: Shutterstock/ ktsdesign
This month Horizon looks at how robots can help medical professionals. Credit: Shutterstock/ ktsdesign

Robots won’t replace doctors any day soon, but they can already help medical professionals do amazing things. This month, Horizon looks at how robots will someday perform remote physical and ultrasound examinations so doctors can make a diagnosis from a distance, and medical avatars for elderly people that help them stay fit and safe. Plus, we see how computer games could make young people lead healthier lifestyles and how to give self-help apps more scientific merit.