Medical diagnostics

Remote interactions

The uCU is a handheld device allowing medical practitioners to diagnose patients remotely. It has broad application, however it is mostly applicable to contexts where patients are inaccessible. This could be due to difficult-to-reach rural environments, or simply the result of an illness or disability preventing the patient from travelling to the doctor.

uCU Telemedicine device
Figure 1: uCU Stethoscope and thermometer view

A pulse oximeter, electronic thermometer, miniature camera, and stethoscope are housed/attached to the compact handheld form. A medical practitioner guides the patient/assistant over an audio or video feed, in order to obtain the following data: body temperature, SP02 (Amount of oxygen in the blood), pulse, heart rhythm, respiration, and photography of cavities such as the inner-ear and throat.

uCU Telemedicine usage
Figure 2: Oximeter, thermometer, and stethoscope usage

The telemedicine device is for residential uasage and not medical grade certified. Data obtained provides a remote medical practitioner insight into potential ailments, which will require further tests in a traditional practice. In other words, the uCU's primary function is being an early warning detector.