Step inside the self-service doctor's office

This self-service doctor's office

involves no human contact

Location: Mennecy, France

Patients speak to a real doctor

via a video link

while using sensors to

take their own temperature,

check their blood pressure,

check oxygen levels,

and monitor heart rate

The technology has been around for years

but has seen a recent surge of interest

(SOUNDBITE) (French) MAYOR OF MENNECY, JEAN-PHILIPPE DUGOIN-CLEMENT, SAYING:

"A lot of patients are scared at the moment to go inside classical doctor's clinics, and some doctors have also slowed down their practice. So because of the complicated situation, we made the most out of this new way of getting health care by launching it sooner than we had initially thought."