Companies piloting portable medical kiosk in Mexico

Companies piloting portable medical kiosk in Mexico
Freescale Semiconductor has partnered with Pounce Consulting to developed a portable, easy-to-use telemonitoring medical kiosk that allows patients and physicians to run routine health screenings at home or remotely.
Grant funding for the kiosk's reference design came from Mexico's Jalisco State Secretariat of Economic Development and the National Council of Science and Technology.

"Freescale's new Flexis MM family is the foundation of the Intelligent Hospital demo and can speed delivery of patient diagnostics to a hospital or healthcare provider."

Freescale is calling the machine the Intelligent Hospital kiosk, saying patients can use it as a health monitor at home to send their vital signs and medical tests to a healthcare provider in order to proactively monitor and prevent acute complications of chronic degenerative diseases.
The kiosks also can be deployed in public places to allow people to perform various medical tests and transmit data to a hospital.

The recently announced Flexis MM family uses nine different medical devices on the reference design, reducing analog costs and noise interference. The devices include a weight scale, an ultrasonic height sensor, a thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, a heart rate monitor, a one-lead electrocardiography EKG, a pulse oximeter, a blood glucose meter and a spirometer to measure lung volumes and air flow.

The kiosk features a touch-sensing interface to toggle between different modes of operation which creates a cutting edge user experience while leaving the contact surfaces smooth for easy cleaning and disinfecting. A magnetic card reader identifies patient data which is transmitted via USB or Zigbee to a PC or a server where an electronic medical record (EMR) can be stored.

In a recent test using the Intelligent Hospital kiosk, a physician ran the full screening in an average time of seven minutes per patient for a total of 67 patients, while diagnosing five health conditions that were not detected in an initial screening.

Freescale will demonstrate the Intelligent Hospital kiosk at the upcoming Freescale Technology Forum, June 21-24 in Orlando, Fla., along with other medical reference designs for motion sensing control and health and fitness activity monitoring.

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