Photos: Telstra visits the doctor

Photos: Telstra visits the doctor

Summary: Telstra doesn't just "do telephones" according to Deena Schiff, Telstra Group MD — it seems it's also got its eye on the health space. This week in Sydney, the telco has been showing off the latest health tech from its partners, including a wireless stethoscope and remote monitoring for aged and disability care.

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  • This is a heart reading being transmitted from the stethoscope to an IP telephone. The reading can be recorded and stored for future reference.

  • Alternatively, doctors can analyse the reading using software. The top graph shows the spectroscopic reading, with the colours representing the energy within the frequencies of the heartbeat.

    On the top right-hand side of the screen — the anatomical picture of the heart — doctors can record which part of the heart they were listening to when recording the reading.

  • Patients can take their own blood pressure readings which are fed via Bluetooth to a mobile phone and sent to a database, which the patient and their medical practitioner can access.

Topics: Telcos, Telstra

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