Video Conference Peripherals
Depending on the model, some specialised video conferencing units may allow additional screens, cameras and microphones to be connected.
A second screen is extremely useful if content is to be shared. This content may include medical imaging for a patient consultation or a PowerPoint presentation during an education session.
Additional Pan / Tilt / Zoom cameras may be able to be connected. This is ideal in an emergency room situation, for example, where one camera can provide an overview of the room and a second camera can be positioned above the patient be to give a close up view.
Most modern video conferencing units have microphones that are very effective at picking up voice and eliminating background noise. Some situations, however, such as large or busy rooms, may benefit from a second microphone.
Touch Panel Control
Remote controls are not always intuitive so for people not familiar with the equipment, a video conferencing unit can be difficult to operate. Touch screen controllers provide a much more simple and visual way for users (especially occasional users) to operate the system.
There is a large array of medical peripherals suitable for Telehealth stations from manufacturers such as www.amdtelemedicine.com and www.jedmed.com. Devices include, but are not limited to:
- General Examination Camera
- Medical Scopes & Camera/Illumination Systems
- Vital Signs Monitors
- Retinal Camera