2010

Eye, Ear, and Skin Scope

The handheld digital device has three attachable lenses for ear, eye, and skin imaging.

A handheld, digitized ophthalmo scope, otoscope, or dermoscope takes digital images and video, and transmits the images to patients’ electronic medical records and/or to physicians for remote diagnosis. The device can be used for retinal (ophthalmoscopy), ear (otoscopy), or skin (dermatoscopy) imaging.

Handheld Scope enables digital imaging with interchangeable lenses for eye, ear, and skin examination." class="caption" align="left">The technology advances doctors’ ability to diagnose a patient, document the condition, and work either remotely or with “e-consultation” abilities. It is a significant diagnostic advancement for basic healthcare and pre-screening of diabetes.

The basic device can be used as a general digital medical camera or as a dedicated inspection instrument with three attachable optics for eye, ear, and skin. The device can also be used for general imaging when no optics are attached. A special light ring module is provided with the device for additional illumination needed for general imaging. The device handset functions as a digital camera and the integrated, high-resolution TFT-display enables a clear and focused view on the area being imaged. The handset has a click-on connector for attachment of additional optics.

The handset features a 6-megapixel image sensor, JPG still image data, and MPEG4 video image data. It also enables USB 2.0 image transfer, support for dedicated DICOM/PACS servers, and connectivity to e-consultation services.

With an attachable ophthalmoscopic lens, the user can see a significantly wider view of the eye fundus compared to standard ophthalmoscopes. Documenting the appearance of optic disc, macula, and retinal vasculature enables faster and easier identification of ocular lesions and anomalies. An attached otoscopic lens provides high-resolution digital image data that captures the color, position, and translucency of tympanic membrane. Users can view still or video
images of both ear canals simultaneouslyonaPC.

An attachable dermatoscopic lens enables users to examine the entire skin surface and make measurements of skin lesions. Without the dermatoscopic lens, the device can be used for general imaging of larger skin areas to document burn injuries, cuts, bruises, and eczema.

The device enables the documentation of patient data through digital images and videos that can be transferred onto PC and patient database applications via USB connection. This enables easy consultation, accurate first diagnosis, and consistent follow-up treatment. It can be used for rural, remote, and retail-based medical clinics; traveling nurses; and at-home diabetes care.

This technology is offered by Optomed Oy. For more information, view the yet2.com TechPak at http://info.hotims.com/28055-163.

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