According to several recent studies, among the mostly stagnant commercial PC market, SBC’s (Single Board Computers), a class of commercial computers that integrates internal components, displays, I/O features, and audio features into one flat panel piece of equipment, are expected to grow at approximately 12.5% per year through 2024, topping more than $1.2 Billion in sales. The growth is expected primarily on the strength of Medical Panel PCs, computers which are gaining popularity in hospitals and doctors’ offices worldwide as a simple way to integrate Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Imaging & Diagnostic Equipment, and Surgical Tool info into one, small package. (more…)
Eye tracking for communication or function, sometimes called “Gaze Interaction” , is a still emerging field of technology that allows people with limited physical capacity or delayed cognitive development to communicate and interact with the world around them. By using an specialized computer display and integrated, high quality video system, individuals can select words or objects from a pre-defined list by doing nothing more than looking at it.
Most systems for Gaze Interaction revolve around a rugged, specialized medical-grade tablet PCs, such as Estone Tech’s MT-line tablets . These medical-grade tablets are designed to mount to wheelchairs or medical carts in fixed positions before the chair or cart’s operator. Specialized, adaptable software developed by experts in communication, accessibility, medicine, and psychology provides a series of prompts for things like requests, statements, and, and questions, as well as the ability to assemble any speech (more…)
When it comes to touchscreen and handheld devices, no industry is experiencing quicker growth than healthcare. Handheld devices, a category including tablets, smartphones, and hybrid-laptop devices, were cited by 59% of healthcare professionals as their most important technological concern, in a study conducted by TechTarget and SearchHealth IT. But this paints a somewhat broad and inaccurate picture. (more…)
San Diego, CA – Rapid diagnostics, imaging technology, and a deeper understanding of the role of genetics, microbes, and immunology in all aspects of medicine are moving more and more medicine from the doctor’s office into the lab. Leaders with an interest in Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Lab Management, and other areas will meet together in San Diego for the AACC 2017 Conference and Expo; a chance to learn about technology, advances, and procedures making labs more efficient and effective at saving lives. The conference will take place July 30th through August 3rd at the San Diego Convention Center.
Estone Tech Business Development Managers Randall Sucamele and Harold Winkles will be available at the event to meet and discuss Estone Tech’s durable, powerful healthcare tablet PCs. (more…)
While computers entered most workplaces decades ago, some aspects of the medical profession have been slower to adopt. Computers made appearances in nurse’s stations, billing areas, and medical transcription as early as any industry, but it’s not until recently that they’ve started following doctors right into exam and treatment rooms. That’s because it’s not until recently that computers have been able to meet doctors needs for power, portability, sturdiness, and a quick note-and-reference usability that’s readily found in the paper files they were used to.
Finally, however, rugged tablet technology has closed that gap, and tablets now offer all the functionality doctors have needed in the office, plus dozens of other benefits that doctors have been hoping to get into their treatment rooms for some time. The shift in available technology has led to big changes. Medical offices have rapidly appropriated the technology, and have seen massive improvements in their costs and error rates. (more…)
Digital technology is driving a revolution in healthcare, and the progress shows no signs of stopping. Medical News Today reports on several trends in medical technology that are aiding in patient diagnosis, treatment, and making hospitals more efficient and effective places. Estone Tech is at the forefront of this movement, providing durable and rugged tablet computers for healthcare environments that speed service and provide a variety of tools & healthcare apps for nurses, doctors, and healthcare administrators.
While a large part of the digital health revolution has focused on consumer and patient products, such as health apps and health monitoring wearables like the FitBit, the use of portable computers in doctors offices and hospitals has grown exponentially in the past few years. A study in Healthcare IT News found that 79.8% of healthcare professionals, clinicians, and healthcare IT staff use tablets in their everyday jobs. The study found that the technology provided improved clinician communication and easier access to clinical and non-clinical data. (more…)
Orlando, FL – The nation’s Healthcare Information and Management professionals spent 4 days at the Orange County Convention Center meeting IT leaders to view the latest computing solutions. Estone took the opportunity to attend and share how embedded computing and custom tablet computers can serve their needs. From February 19th through the 23rd, Estone Tech met with individuals and groups from all over Florida to discuss their needs and demonstrate the power of modern rugged tablet pcs for healthcare and pharmacy use. (more…)
Tempe, AZ – Estone Tech had an opportunity to discuss the latest advancements and concepts in embedded computing and the fast growing “Internet of Things”(IoT) with industry experts and leaders at the Intel® Internet of Things World Wide Connections Event in Tempe, AZ. Held from March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, this selective IoT event brought together roughly 70 worldwide leaders in vertical markets involved in IoT development for 3 days of discussion, development, and networking. Held at the Tempe Mission Palms resort, the event helped forge relationships and contacts that will guide the industry for years to come. (more…)