Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order 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.
Videotelephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time.
At the dawn of the technology, videotelephony also included image phones which would exchange still images between units every few seconds over conventional POTS-type telephone lines, essentially the same as slow scan TV systems.
The Moverio could become the next level of videotelephony and direct human interaction in healthcare.
Currently, an issue exists in the medical industry, that while in downtown areas it is relatively easy for a patient to get a specialist, in rural areas it is very difficult to do so. The epson moverio could be used to generate an app which allows general sight/sound and advanced HUD and on screen directions between a specialist in an urban setting and a remote patient, through a nurse wearing the technology and assisting in the flesh.
The concept could extend the already existing telehealth system in Canada, and similar movements in the United States.
The system gives many additional advantages to the existing setups, which generally come down to either specialist surgery machines, a great idea which is years away from release, and the more common phone and video phone delivery, which do not offer the personalization this could provide, nor the dynamic video functions. In addition, messages, images, and items the doctor wants to look at more closely could be drawn or pushed to the HUD on the screen, over the physical care worker's field of vision. This can literally help them see things they would not have otherwise noticed.