Establishing a Low-Cost Telecommunications Method to Provide Tele ENT Consultations From a Military Medical Center to Deployed Locations
AbstractIn many deployed locations, access to expert medical advice can be limited. The expansion of telemedicine has bridged this gap; however, the large and costly technology required to perform telemedical activities hinders its accessibility. This study aimed to develop a low-cost telemedicine method in order to perform tele ENT consultations for deployed military personnel. The results indicated an ability to transmit clear endoscopic images between deployed and garrison locations using low weight/volume/cost laptop based telemedicine technology.
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