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Dr. Andrew Rontal smiles into the camera of a Remote Presence System robotic telemedicine unit.

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A robot helped save him: Telemedicine robot played role in stroke survival

Friday, Feb. 15, started out as an ordinary day for Carol and Clarence Renno until something a bit extraordinary helped save Clarence’s life. He is alive and able to talk about the experience today because of a combination of his wife’s quick action and a robotic medical device that allowed specialists to examine him from 80 miles away.

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