Bringing the Power of Cisco TelePresence to Healthcare with VX Clinical Assistant

August 16, 2012 - 4 Comments

At Cisco, we believe telemedicine can improve the quality of healthcare. To demonstrate some of the possibilities of telehealth, Senior Product Manager for Healthcare TelePresence Luke Leininger highlighted at InfoComm our next generation mobile telemedicine cart. The new device delivers high definition video technologies in a portable, user-friendly package.

Watch the video below to learn more about the cart’s simple user interface, which makes for easy connections between patients and their otherwise inaccessible healthcare providers. Are you someone that could benefit from VX Clinical Assistant?

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  1. It’s very nice but it looks like it has the same problem that the Tandberg intern carts had: no ability to raise / lower the screen+camera. We have over 20 intern carts where many of them are multipurpose. Dr’s do patient consults from them, but sit in regular chairs, so the camera is far from the recommended 7 degree viewing angle, leaving the far end site to typically look at the top of the Dr’s head.

    Still, looks like a great unit.

    • A great point. Cisco offers the Clinical Presence System cart with an adjustable height for the tray, monitor, and camera to account for these use cases. In most use cases the Doctor is remote, typically using a Cisco EX90 product, and the VX Clinical Assistant is in the room with a patient at bedside or sitting in a chair. The VX Clinical Assistant offers a variety of popular storage options such as laptop tray, drawers, and shelving that make it so the unit could not be lowered. For use cases that require height adjustment, we recommend the Cisco Clinical Presence System.

  2. Would be great if could integrate with a video Otoscope..

    • Absolutely. There are a variety of digital and analog video inputs set up to do just that. Digital stethoscope, otoscope, derm cam etc.