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Virtual tour lets hospital patients join in fun at Omaha zoo


September 29, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eric Iler laughed with his kids, paused for a family photo and took in the sights at the Omaha zoo's Asian Highlands exhibit — and he did it all from his hospital room at the Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute.

Iler was operating "Well-e," a robot with video call capabilities, from his hospital room. The robot livestreamed his family and a tour guide who were physically at the zoo last week.

The Elgin, Nebraska, family was the first to experience the virtual tour, a partnership between CHI Health and the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, according to the Omaha World-Herald...

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