[Grassroots-l] [Health] VideoChat is working now - hooray!

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Oct 13 19:44:53 EDT 2008

On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Paul Heinzelmann wrote:

> I think its very exciting to see telemedicne applications being developed
> for this platform. But I also think you need to be very careful here.  There
> are multiple studies on resolutuion of images and utility for various
> telemedicine purposes. (ie Still images from a 2 megapixel camera are likely
> mimimal for wound care, follow up, etc.)  In that scenario, video at 1 or 2
> fps wouldnt be very good for assessing wounds. I think Bob is on target when
> it comes to the value add of video when it comes to doing evidence-based
> telemedicine.
> For example, if you are assessing a movement disorder, or trying to assess
> non-verbal cues in a psych patient, this will not be possible at 1-2fps.

there are times when you need full motion viedeo, there are times where 
you need higher resolution than the camera can provide.

but those are not all cases.

saying that it's no good for those cases if valid, but the way it is being 
said implies that if it's not good enough for those cases it's completely 
useless for all cases, and shouldn't be deployed.

David Lang
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