Patients Soon to Say 'Cheese' to Telemonitor
The LifeView telemonitoring system, by Eastman Kodak Company, will be produced in two models: a camera-equipped station for patients and a laptop computer for health care providers. Patients will position themselves in front of the top-mounted camera for each session. In addition to the video components, the patient station has a built-in stethoscope, thermometer, and blood pressure cuff behind the front panel and a telephone. The laptop computer can record patient data, notes, and snapshots and the times of those entries.
Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak said it expects to have units available for lease or purchase in the third quarter of 2000.