On robots & life—How machines can transform our human & patient experience | Fuji Lai | TEDxBerkeley

Fuji Lai shares insights from bringing robots to life from moonshot idea to real clinical impact, including her personal journey into how a robot she helped bring to life helped save her dad’s life. She creates a vision for a future already here today of technologies like robots and VR that revolutionize our patient experience by augmenting human capabilities, improving healthcare access, and enhancing quality of care to extend our presence and enrich our human experience together.

Fuji Lai is a visioneer, robot creator/bioroboticist and health innovator working at the intersection of biomedical engineering, robotics and human factors design. With her 20+ years experience in telemedicine, medical robotics, human-machine interfaces and utilizing virtual reality to solve complex human challenges, she brings a unique insight into how technology can transform the human experience. She led the design and development of the first FDA-cleared Remote Presence telemedicine robots including the first FDA-cleared robot with autonomous navigation and 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award Finalist now in 1600 hospitals globally, founded a medical human factors offering around the Hospital of the Future, and was development team member on the first FDA-cleared surgical robot. She is also 2016 XPRIZE/Roddenberry Bold Visioneer, NASA/NSBRI Advisor, inventor on 15+ patents, been funded by DoD/NIH/NASA, and graduate of Duke, Berkeley and Harvard.

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