Location: The Netherlands and United States
The Avail system allows medical teams to collaborate remotely during procedures. Physicians can watch the surgery live, annotate over live or paused video, and video chat.
The ability to get opinions and guidance from other medical professionals can greatly improve the success of a medical procedure. However, for a specialist to consult in person, they may have to give up clinical time for travel and scheduling conflicts often arise. Furthermore, in the case of emergency or critical situations, communicating with specialists in real-time can be beneficial.
MedTech company Avail is utilising telemedicine to remove barriers to collaboration during medical procedures. Their device includes HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, a touch screen, an adjustable arm, and a 32” monitor. The cameras on the Avail system can be controlled by the remote user who is viewing the procedure.
Avails’ HIPAA-compliant collaboration tools offer medical teams everything they need to discuss cases or consult on procedures remotely. Doctors can chat through video or text, share medical imaging and mark important areas on the screen for discussion. Split-screen viewing is available so doctors can continue watching the live feed while leaving an image up for reference or discussion.
Their procedural telemedicine approach reduces the need for specialists to attend in-person. This reduces travel time, scheduling issues, and makes a larger number of medical professionals available for collaboration.