Epicar innovative AR based smart telemedicine solution overcomes limitations of the current telemedicine
While healthcare has traditionally been delivered in a doctor’s office, hospital or outpatient clinic, technology continues to transform modern medical care. Telemedicine is a broad term to describe remote healthcare services using videoconferencing equipment, mobile devices, internet access, remote monitoring devices and other tools. Telemedicine ensures increased contact between a patient and his or her health providers, especially for those who live in rural areas or for whom travel to a medical facility is difficult (or even for busy working parents).
Because it can save travel time and expense for providers and patients, telemedicine can improve the chances that people will receive preventive care and better management of chronic conditions. Telemedicine can facilitate specialist consultations, whether the provider is across the state or across the world.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities.
Numbers of doctors (per 100 000 people)
The heat map of world areas with inadequate number or critical shortage of doctors.
By WHO data, a minimum threshold of 230 doctors, nurses and midwives per 100 000 population is needed. Most of countries represented on the map are under or barely around this minimum. Along with inadequate skill mix and uneven geographical distribution of the health workforce, there is an obvious acute need for telemedicine.
How we can solve the issues
The Epicar smart telemedicine solution provides mobile and efficient health service using smart glasses that ensure synchronous video conversations with physicians at remote locations. It overlays any needed information directly into the clinician’s field of view or gives to doctors expedited access to the information in settings where is an immediate need for it.
Medical experts can be summoned remotely by local clinician to offer the best patient experience possible. The hands-free communication helps improve accuracy of procedures as well as reduces the likelihood of mistake. Clinicians and patients can have uninterrupted communications during office visits. Faster access to this information means more valuable time with the patient.