VGo began at VGo Communications, Inc. a venture backed started startup that was acquired by Vecna Technologies in 2015. The solution was invented by experienced successful veterans of visual communications and robotics industries. VGo leveraged the recent trends of widespread wireless high speed networks, lower specialized component costs and the universal acceptance of video as a communications medium to invent a new class of solution that is friendly, simple, secure and affordable. The first VGo prototypes were delivered in 2011. Vecna now develops and markets VGo robotic telepresence solutions for healthcare, education and the workplace. With VGo, an individual’s presence is established in a distant location such that they can interact and perform their job in ways not previously possible. Now you can see, hear, be seen, be heard and move around – just as if they were there - all with a great user experience and at an affordable price. In healthcare, doctors and nurses are using VGo to extend their reach to monitor and consult with patients in the hospital, skilled nursing facility and in the home. Family members are also using VGo to visit loved ones when they can’t be there in person. Patient satisfaction and the standard of care are increased while re-admissions are decreased. In education, home and hospital bound students are using VGo to go to school just as if they were there in person. They go from class to class and hang out with their friends between classes. The school doesn’t have to provide any assistance and it’s less expensive than providing an in-home tutor. In business, remote and disabled workers are using VGo to go into the office and “be” with the team. Travelling managers are using VGo to check in and busy executives can establish their presence in remote offices more frequently without travelling. Service organizations use VGo to get experts in the environment where the problem exists, so first hand attention can more quickly address the issues.