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1. (WO2019033070) MULTI-DEVICE SYSTEM
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A multi-device system for providing healthcare to a subject, comprising:

a multi-device comprising:

a body interface;

a plurality of devices fixed to the body interface, each of the plurality of devices configured to collect data of or provide therapy to the subject; and

a body operatively coupled to the multi-device at the body interface, wherein the body is configured to position the multi-device with respect to the subject, and the body interface is configured to move relative to the body to selectively activate at least one of the plurality of devices.

2. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein each of the plurality of devices is configured to collect data of the subject and comprises at least one of a camera, an ultrasound range device, an ultrasound imaging device, a thermal imaging device, a near-infrared imaging device, a near-infrared spectroscopy device, an optical camera device, a lighting device, a spectrometer device, a microphone device, an electroencephalography device, and a metal detector.

3. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein each of the plurality of devices is configured to provide therapy to the subject and comprises at least one of a laser, a syringe, an ablation device, a light therapy device, an electric shock therapy device, a stitching device, a scalpel, a catheter, an insulin pump, a bandaging device, and a respirator.

4. The multi-device system of claim 1, further comprising:

a power supply configured to provide power to the plurality of devices; and a controller configured to transmit operational instructions to the plurality of devices and receive the data collected by the plurality of devices,

wherein the at least one of the plurality of devices is activated when the at least one of the plurality of devices is receiving the power and the operational instructions.

5. The multi-device system of claim 4, wherein

the body interface comprises a first connection interface operatively coupled to each of the plurality of devices;

the body comprises a second connection interface operatively coupled to the power supply and the controller;

the second connection interface is configured to provide the power and the operational instructions to the first connection interface for the activated at least one of the plurality of devices by operatively coupling to the first connection interface when the body interface is moved relative to the body to a predetermined position; and

the first connection interface is configured to provide the data collected by the at least one of the plurality of devices to the second connection interface by operatively coupling to the second connection interface.

6. The multi-device system of claim 5, wherein

the first connection interface for the at least one of the plurality of devices comprises a first power interface and a first data communication interface separate from the first power interface;

the second connection interface comprises a second power interface and a second data communication interface separate from the second power interface;

the second power interface is configured to operatively couple to the first power interface when the body interface is moved relative to the body to the predetermined position to provide the power to the first power interface; and

the second data communication interface is configured to operatively couple to the first data communication interface when the body interface is moved relative to the body to the predetermined position to provide the operational instructions to the first data

communication interface and to receive the data collected by the activated at least one of the plurality of devices from the first data communication interface.

7. The multi-device system of claim 5, wherein the second connection interface is configured to provide the power and the operational instructions to the first connection interface by providing to the first connection interface modulated power signals comprising the power from the power supply and the operational instructions from the controller.

8. The multi-device system of claim 5, wherein the body interface comprises a locking device configured to structurally maintain the predetermine position.

9. The multi-device system of claim 4, wherein

the body interface comprises a first connection interface operatively coupled to each of the plurality of devices;

the body comprises a second connection interface operatively coupled to the power supply and the controller;

the second connection interface comprises at least one data transmission ring configured to receive the data collected by the at least one of the plurality of devices.

10. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein the body interface being configured to move relative to the body to selectively activate at least one of the plurality of devices by:

responsive to the body interface being moved relative to the body to a first predetermined position, a first device of the plurality of devices is activated while a second device of the plurality of devices is inactivated; and

responsive to the body interface being moved relative to the body to a second predetermined position, the second device is activated while the first device is inactivated.

11. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein the body interface is configured to rotate relative to the body to selectively activate the at least one of the plurality of devices.

12. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein the at least one of the plurality of devices comprises a force controller configured to determine a force exerted by the at least one of the plurality of devices against the subject.

13. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein

the multi-device further comprises a plurality of tools;

the plurality of tools is configured to move relative to the plurality of devices;

a first tool of the plurality of tools is configured to operatively couple to one of the at least one of the plurality of devices when the plurality of tools is moved to a first relative position relative to the plurality of devices;

the first tool being operatively coupled to the one of the at least one of the plurality of devices enables the one of the at least one of the plurality of devices to output first data; a second tool of the plurality of tools is configured to operatively couple to the one of the at least one of the plurality of devices when the plurality of tools is moved to a second relative position relative to the plurality of devices; and

the second tool being operatively coupled to the one of the at least one of the plurality of devices enables the one of the at least one of the plurality of devices to output second data different from first data.

14. The multi-device system of claim 13, wherein

the one of the plurality of devices is one of a photo-sensor, an infrared sensor, a particle detector, and a laser emitter; and

each of the plurality of tools is at least one of a lens, a photo-projector, and a waveguide.

15. The multi-device system of claim 13, wherein

the one of the plurality of devices is a photo-sensor;

the first tool is a wide-angle lens;

the first data comprise first image data capturing a first portion of the subject;

the second tool is a zoom lens;

the second data comprise second image data capturing a second portion of the subject; and

the first portion is larger than the second portion.

16. The multi-device system of claim 15, wherein

another one of the plurality of devices is a laser emitter;

the plurality of tools comprises a grid lens configured to be operatively coupled to the laser emitter in the first relative position; and

the laser emitter is configured to project a grid onto the subject while the first data is being collected by the photo-sensor through the wide-angle lens or while the second data is being collected by the photo-sensor through the zoom lens.

17. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein

the body comprises a robotic manipulator having at least two arm segments and a joint; and

the robotic manipulator is configured to position the multi-device with respect to the subject.

18. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein the body further comprises at least one of: a mounting mechanism configured to detachably mount the multi-device system to an object;

a battery; and

a network device.

19. The multi-device system of claim 1, wherein the body further comprises a manual interface configured to allow the multi-device to be moved relative to the subject by a user of the multi-device system.

20. The multi-device system of claim 19, wherein

the body further comprises a semi-automatic switch;

the semi-automatic switch being in a first state corresponds to allowing the multi-device to be moved relative to the subject by the user via the manual interface; and

the semi-automatic switch being in a second state corresponds to disallowing the multi-device to be moved relative to the subject by the user.

21. A method for providing healthcare to a subject using a multi-device system, the method comprising:

providing a multi-device comprising:

a body interface;

a plurality of devices fixed to the body interface, wherein each of the plurality of devices is configured to provide healthcare to the subject by collecting data; and

providing a body operatively coupled to the multi-device at the body interface, wherein the body is configured to position the multi-device with respect to the subject, and the body interface is configured to move relative to the body to selectively activate at least one of the plurality of devices.

22. The method of claim 21, further comprising:

providing a plurality of tools, wherein

the plurality of tools is configured to move relative to the plurality of devices; a first tool of the plurality of tools is configured to operatively couple to a first device of the at least one of the plurality of devices when the plurality of tools is moved to a first relative position relative to the plurality of devices;

the first tool being operatively coupled to the first device enables the first device to output first data;

a second tool of the plurality of tools is configured to operatively couple to the first device when the plurality of tools is moved to a second relative position relative to the plurality of devices; and

the second tool being operatively coupled to the first device enables the first device to output second data different from first data.

23. The method of claim 21, wherein the first device and a second device of the at least one of the plurality of devices are configured to be activated simultaneously.

24. The method of claim 23, wherein a third tool of the plurality of tools is configured to operatively couple to the second device when the plurality of tools is moved to the first relative position relative to the plurality of devices.

25. The method of claim 24, wherein

the first device is a photo-sensor;

the first tool is a wide-angle lens;

the second device is a laser emitter; and

the second tool is a grid lens.

26. A method for providing healthcare to a subject using multi-device system having a multi-device and a body configured to move the multi-device relative to the subject, the method comprising:

determining that a semi-automatic movement feature is enabled;

in response to determining that the semi-automatic movement feature is enabled, allowing the multi-device to be moved by a user to a first position relative to the subject; performing first registration with respect to a first portion of a body of the subject in the first position; and

performing first subject imaging with respect to the first portion of the body of the subject based on the first registration.

27. The method of claim 26, wherein allowing the multi-device to be moved relative to the subject by the user comprises:

providing a manual interface on the body or the multi-device, wherein the manual interface is configured to interact with the user to allow the user to move the multi-device; and

enabling the user to move the multi-device by loosening one or more joints on the body.

28. The method of claim 26, further comprising:

allowing the multi-device to be moved by the user to a second position relative to the subject;

performing second registration with respect to a second portion of a body of the subject in the second position; and

performing second subject imaging with respect to the second portion of the body of the subject based on the second registration.

29. A method for providing healthcare to a subject using a multi-device system having a controller, a multi-device, and a body configured to move the multi-device relative to the subject, the multi-device having a first device and a second device, the method comprising: determining imaging data for a portion of the subject by scanning, using the first device, the portion of the subject;

determining image projection corresponding to the imaging data by processing the imaging data using the controller; and

projecting, using the second device, the image projection unto the subject.

30. The method of claim 31, wherein the image projection is projected using the second device unto the portion of the subject or a different portion of the subject.