BabyMobile: Virtual Baby Visit at the Hospital using UMTS

R. Spanjers, A.-F. Rutkowski, and M. van Genuchten (The Netherlands)


Mobile Technology, Videostreaming, Neonatal Care


Applications of Information Technologies (ITs) are increasing in the healthcare domain. Recent developments in ITs towards a digital hospital address medical practitioners and patients within the walls of the hospital. Little attention has been given to crossing these walls, for example, supporting relatives of hospitalized patients. BabyMobile crosses traditional boundaries of the hospital by the use of standard ITs. It explores the potential benefit brought by applications in the connecting area of Health Informatics/Telematics. With healthcare moving towards a much more patient-orientated approach, relatively simple and low cost applications can contribute to the well-being of patients and their relatives.

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