Digital Cameras for Rural Telemedicine[edit | edit source]
Low-cost digital cameras can be used by rural health care providers to send images to regional medical centers for consulation with specialists. One source of these cameras may be the new generation of high resolution camera phone. With approximately 130 million cell phones entering the waste stream each year,  these phones will eventually be available for free.
In telemedicine, devices are used for easy patient-physician treatments or check-ups. Richard Kimball of HEXL points out that wearable technology aids in cost-effective and more efficient care for patients.
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Ralph Peter Braun, MD et. al. Telemedical Wound Care Using a New Generation of Mobile Telephones: A Feasibility Study Arch Dermatol. 2005;141:254-258.
Upkar Varshney Using wireless technologies in healthcare International Journal of Mobile Communications Vol. 4, No. 3 / 2006 p. 354 - 368 Upkar Varshney is at Department of Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4015, USA
DICOM Introduction and free software - DICOM is the standard file format and transfer protocol for clinical imaging modalities. It is already in wide use to allow remote emergency clinics to get an expert opinion from a distant specialist by use of Internet file transfers.
References[edit | edit source]
- Waste in the Wireless World: The Challenge of Cell Phones May 2002 Bette K. Fishbein (109 pp.,) ISBN 0-918780-78-0
- Wearable technology: One step closer to Mobile Healthcare February 2015