Remote-controlled robotic arm for real-time echocardiography: the diagnostic future for patients in rural areas?

@article{Boman2009RemotecontrolledRA,
  title={Remote-controlled robotic arm for real-time echocardiography: the diagnostic future for patients in rural areas?},
  author={Kurt Boman and Mona Olofsson and Johan Forsberg and Sven-Ake Bostr{\"o}m},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
There exists a great clinical need for improving specialist consultation and utilization of echocardiography in areas remote from hospital-based care. This paper presents the development and first technical assessment of a concept of cardiovascular consultation utilizing long distance, real-time echocardiography as a diagnostic tool in rural areas. The development of CARdiological consultation at a DISTance (CARDISTA) was achieved in three stages, comprising tests of different broadband… CONTINUE READING

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