Incubator at Sree Chitra Medical Institute ready to launch first product

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 11, 2018

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda, will launch the UMACS telemedicine cart by Mobilexion, the first product from the Technology Business Incubator, at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology here.

This will take place on Monday at the second technology conclave and industry meet being hosted by the institute. A series of other technologies developed by the institute will also be transferred to industry partners at the event.

UMACS, the product from its technology incubator, is a telemedicine cart working with the remote hospital and a mobile application termed Doctor’s Dash Board, that runs in the mobile phones of all connected consultants.

Info synchronised

Information flow between them are kept synchronised by the system using mobile computing services, ensuring that the doctors are provided with up-to-date information about their patients in their smartphone.

It consists of a structure mounted on castor wheels with a video camera facing the patient with two high resolution monitors mounted on slides.

Below this is a table top created by the rest of the systems used for keeping the medical equipment.

The entire system is battery-powered with single charge enough for about two hours of continuous operation.

Video conferencing

The computing, communication and medical equipment are configured within the system.

One of the two monitors is used for displaying the images from a close examination camera and other is used for video conferencing.

The entire unit can be transported with a corridor space of only two-and-a-half feet. The draws can be spanned out for easy reach to the patient for examination.

The video conferencing system allows seamless high-quality video communication between two carts; a cart, and a videoconferencing room in the main hospital; or a cart and a videoconferencing application like Skype in the clinician’s smart phone.

Close examination

The digital tele-stethoscope enables the clinician to listen to the auscultation (sounds from internal organs) of the patient at remote end, using the paired stethoscope with him.

The close examination camera allows him to examine skin eruptions, tongue and pupil of the remote patient.

The tele-vital monitor makes available the ECG and other vital parameters of the patient on the mobile phone of the remote clinician.

The software system in the doctors mobile phone gives the complete history of the case, including demographic details, all previous lab results, medication history, photographs, auscultation signals, images organised chronologically by close examination camera, and all previous ECGs taken.

It also allows chat sessions with the clinicians near the patient.

Published on May 12, 2017

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