Lawmakers on U of L's Health Science campus were given a demonstration of a medical robot that allows doctors to visit patients across the state.

Dr. Kerri Remmel wheeled herself into the auditorium to demostrate how she can use this new technology to check on stroke patients several counties away.

The robot's control room is located in University Hospital, but satellite technology allows Dr. Remmel to look at patient records and interact with doctors and nurses at other hospitals.

Since the program was installed this year, more hospitals across the state have become interested.