[Health] VideoChat is working now - hooray!

Harshvardhan harshvardhan84 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 02:41:48 EDT 2008


I've an idea. I don't really know if it'll work...

I think rather than doing a video streaming, it might be better to use Web
2.0 and send a series of 'good' quality still images. I do not know about
the feasibility factor but I think this would be a better option than video
conferencing. Especially in developing countries where large bandwidth
connections are rare and expensive. Web 2.0 will work just fine for the
I'm not really sure of what I've written though ;) but I would like to hear
your comments on this.

Thank you,
Warm regards,

-- - Harshvardhan

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Paul Heinzelmann <
paul.heinzelmann at gmail.com> wrote:

> I sense that there are a lot of new and yet-to-be-discovered ways to use
> these kind of low-bandwidth capabilities for health (including consultation,
> collaboration, and education).  The perceived value of these will always be
> user-dependent and likely require a trial and error approach.
> In terms of a role for clinical consultation:  The tough sell, in my
> opinion, is to engage specialists who are expected to diagnose. The more
> appropriate role for video function may be to simply triage patients and
> make simple decisions rather than definitively diagnose or assess patients.
> Just food for thought. Best wishes
> Paul
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Martin Langhoff <
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/10/14  <david at lang.hm>:
>> > but those are not all cases.
>> exactly. There's a lot of fun to be had, and a lot to learn with this.
>> Might be useful in some cases (perhaps growing number of cases, if
>> connectivity improves over time) and more things become viable.
>> For health purposes, it will probably not be useful, except for a tiny
>> % of cases. If people want health tools, that's a different project.
>> Let's refocus that camera on collaboration and education.
>> m
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