Communications

Telemedicine Tech in a Backpack

19 March 2017

A portable telemedicine solution from Lexington, MA-based swyMed is designed to connect patients with doctors even in the most remote locations.

The DOT Telemedicine Backpack. Source: swyMedThe DOT Telemedicine Backpack. Source: swyMedProviders can use the DOT Telemedicine Backpack to assess/monitor patients in an ambulance (i.e. mobile telestroke or critical transports), facilitate paramedicine programs, and prevent expensive and unnecessary emergency transports.

The lightweight plug-and-play system includes everything needed for a reliable video telemedicine encounter, including four high-grain antennas, redundant dual-modem connection, and a 15-hour battery. The equipment can be quickly deployed to begin a consultation, particularly important in emergency scenarios

The DOT Telemedicine Backpack interfaces with many electronic medical record and picture archiving and communication systems, as well as certified third-party diagnostic equipment.

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