T-Mobile will power the Phrazer telehealth device

T-Mobile will power the Phrazer telehealth device
T-Mobile has announced that they will be powering the Phrazer telehealth device. And if you don't know what a telehealth device is, don't worry. Due to hit the market in mid-2011, Phrazer will greatly improve the communication between a doctor and patient that speak different languages.

The portable touchscreen interface communicates with the patient regarding their symptoms, in their language of choice, while it also downloads the patient's medical history. During this virtual interview, the handles will monitor the patient's vitals. After doing so, it translates the and collates the symptoms, vitals and history, so the doctor can give the most accurate care possible.

John Horn, national director of M2M at T-Mobile explains that "the quality of healthcare can improve for all individuals regardless of language or culture." Phrazer would be an essential tool for hospital admissions where the doctor might know the patient's language functionally, but not well enough to diagnose them.

With the flexibility of T-Mobile's wireless network, first responders and emergency medical services can also make use of Phrazer in the field, where accurate and timely communication might mean the difference between life and death.

source: Phrazer via T-Mobile

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