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    Posted August 25, 2014 by
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    Primary care: eliminating the wait

     
    Long lines at the doctors office may be a thing of the past. A new startup (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-examined-by-a-doctor-10-000-miles-away/x/8466173) created by Abdul Jaludi, in association with Philips, is working to develop a telemedicine diagnostic chair that would enable a doctor at one location to exam a patient anywhere in the world.
    The Telemed Chair as it's called, will have cameras, sensors, a robotic arm and a video screen enabling the patient and doctor to see each other at all times.
    The chair will allow a doctor to perform a routine examination, such as eyes, ears, throat, nose, physical condition, vital signs and even feel for ulcers and other tests which require touch, using the robotic arm.
    The Telemed Chairs will be made available to cities to help reduce emergency room visits, developing nations which lack primary care physicians, doctors who want to expand their practice and hospitals looking to better serve their communities.


    Photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Karsten and released by the United States Navy

    Photo shows patients lined up outside the Paul Brown Arena, to receive medical care from personnel assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

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