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New dimensions in telemedicine
Telemedicine is increasingly set
to ‘fill the gap’ in health care –
including aged care – in the future.
But what exactly is ‘telemedicine’
and how does it work?
The University of Ballarat in Victoria
is trialing a number of world-first
(3D) telemedicine applications.
The trial demonstrates that better
health care can be made available
to thousands of people – no matter
where they may live in Australia.
Highlights of the trial include:
The delivery of oral health care
services in aged care facilities faces
is challenging. Many residents
have limited access to dental
assessments, as getting dentists to
visit on-site can be difficult, time-
consuming and expensive.
The teledentistry trial may go some
way to providing a solution.
A nurse at the aged care centre uses
a camera (resembling an electric
toothbrush) for dental scanning,
from which a dentist makes an
assessment at a distance from
visuals on a very high definition
screen with high resolution video
From these assessments the dentist
can identify and prioritise residents’
care, and generate treatment plans.
Country patients with cancer often
have to travel long distances to
see their oncologist, radiologist,
radiotherapist or other clinician. It’s
difficult enough for someone who is
healthy to make such a journey, but
if you’re not so well it’s a major and
costly burden, often ending up as an
Tele-consultations, with the aid
of high-definition 3D, are one
answer. HD 3D brings realism
and clarity, particularly important
in oncology for the assessment of
medical conditions resulting from
chemotherapy or radiotherapy as
well as seeing musculature in three
The tele-psychiatry trial links patients
with psychiatrists and social workers
using 3D technology.
consultations have had to be face-to-
face, but using HD 3D technology,
patients living in rural and remote
locations can be linked to a city-
The realism of HD 3D allows full
neurological assessment capable
of visualisation of very fine motor
movements such as pupil dilation.
A high proportion of admissions to
hospitals comprise elderly people
with wounds that begin as small
scratches or bedsores.
In the elderly, these wounds can
deteriorate rather than heal.
A nurse visiting a home or a
nursing home has to make difficult
decisions — often requiring wound
management specialisation — about
the best way to treat these wounds.
The Victorian trial will use 3D video
cameras to take images of the
A wound specialist will then be able
to make an assessment and advise
on the best course of treatment.
The HD 3D tele-geriatric trial – which
runs between an aged care centre
and geriatricians at Melbourne’s
Northern Hospital – will allow
real-time transmission of patient
monitoring devices, including a
digital stethoscope and equipment
to register vital signs such as ECG,
blood pressure and oxygen levels.
Right hear. Right now.
Some people find hearing aids hard
to manage. Others are concerned
with how they look. Research shows
that whilst hearing aids improve
communication, many choose not to
use them due to embarrassment and
misconceptions about proper use.
The new ‘Lyric’, the smallest
extended-wear hearing device on the
market, is a unique communication
device remaining in the ear 24 hours
a day, seven days a week for up to
four months at a time.
Described as ‘the contact lens
for your ear’, ‘Lyric’ (16 mm) is
professionally programmed to match
your hearing loss and inserted deep
into the ear canal.
Completely invisible, this unique
placement allows the outer ear and
canal to do its natural job providing
more natural hearing.
There is no need for removal of
‘Lyric’ to shower, sleep, talk on the
phone or when using earphones and
headphones! It’s an ef fortless and
invisible device that allows you to get
on with life.
Adelaide Hearing Consultants with
clinics in Adelaide City and Glenelg,
is one of only a few accredited
providers fitting the ‘Lyric’ in SA.
As a local, 25 year privately-owned
business provider of hearing
services, their practitioners are
able to offer professional advice
customised to your specific needs
and provide alternative devices,
options, styles and brands from a
wide range of sources.
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