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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  • 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.

  • Even glucose readings can be sent via Bluetooth to the mobile.

  • On their mobile, patients can enter what time of day the reading was taken, whether they exercised and other factors before sending the reading off to the database.

Topics: Telcos, Telstra

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