Medpac Medical Tablet In Backpack Launched With Telediagnostic And Patient Monitoring

A new example of the great use of tablets in the medical field has been announced by the joint ventures of Henry Schein Medical and Medpod Inc, which have teamed up to launch the Medpac.

The Medpac is their first technologically advanced telediagnostic medical backpack with a tablet computer.

As such the tablet computer can be used to assist in examinations remotely, since it can provide live video calls with specialists, engage in patient monitoring of the vitals, and transfer such clinical data either through cellular connectivity or connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Medpod Medpac - Medical Tablet Computers

Additionally, the Medpod company also offers live translation by specialists in 250+ languages.

Among some of the technical aspects, the choices are between 17-inch or 12-inch tablets (the 12-inch is a Surface Pro) attached to a stand in the backpack, and offers stethoscope monitoring through the 3.5mm audio jack, hot swappable batteries with a 6 hour battery life, and the medical backpack consists of cameras with general/dermal/otoscope functions, a blood pressure monitor, thermometer, pulse oximeter, EKG, and spirometry, all of which can monitor and pass on the data through the Medpac, live to another medical unit, specialist, or hospital.

The Medpac still needs training or medical understanding to be of good use, so it's first of all sold to health care professionals or units involved in patient care.

But Medpac is a great reminder of why tablet computers are such incredible devices that can be used for so much good.

– Tom Bowen