A software application for remote wireless access in real time to a comprehensive set of medical data is being developed. A wireless mobile pocket device will allow access to all data, including viewing radiographic imaging connected to the PACS system. The entire medical electronic record can be accessed remotely in real time. New high-speed cell phone networks are employed. This technology will be fused with the InTouch robot for virtual physician presence at the bedside, in the Emergency Room, or on the battlefield. It will allow for remote expert consultation, with the ability to view the patient, interview the patient, and assess a complete set of medical data in real time.
(PI) Neil Martin, MD, Division of Neurosurgery
(PI) Paul Vespa, MD, Division of Neurosurgery
Val Nenov, MD, Division of Neurosurgery
Farzad Buxey, MD, Division of Neurosurgery
Xiao Hu, Department of Computer Science
Iliya Dulguerov, Department of Computer Science
Yulun Wang, PhD, CEO, InTouch Health, Inc.
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