VSee Telemedicine Kit Brings Harvard Doctors to Gabon Villagers

The VSee Telemedicine Field Kit was created specially for our return trip to Gabon where we had previously deployed telemedicine for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital (HAS). The hospital has a program that allows them to go out to nearby villages to give immunizations. However, oftentimes these visits also end up being consultations for other conditions. Sometimes these visits will be at villages more than hour away by boat. For many villagers, this is the only chance they will have to see a doctor, especially children, where there may only one pediatrician in the area.

We knew this so VSee team designed the telemedicine kit to be lightweight, waterproof, and tough so nurses, interns, or humanitarian workers going to a village could simply toss the kit into the boat without worrying about anything getting broken or waterlogged.

VSee telemedicine kit ready to go

VSee kit in boat

Toss the VSee telemed kit into the boat and go!

VSee telemedicine also has native integration to medical devices, so you can send real-time medical images and readings from ultrasounds, dermascopes, otoscopes, stethoscopes, EKG monitors, or whatever device you need. Whether in an African rain forest or Southeast Asia jungle, VSee telemedicine lets you connect with doctors and specialists even if they are thousands of miles away, so patients can get the care they need.VSee telemedicine kit in Gabon jungle

VSee telemed kit probes

VSee telemedicine kit can be customized to include your choice of medical devices. Otoscopes and dermascopes can be as inexpensive as $500.

VSee telemedicine kit outdoors

The villages we went to are located along the Ogooué River. Most of these have no electricity and no Internet.VSee Gabon village visit child

VSee remote ultrasound village visit

VSee kit remote ultrasound

One of the villages we went to, called Junke, is about 40 minutes away from HAS by boat.  We went there so Dr. Kokou, a Gabonese pediatrician at the hospital, could do check-ups on the children in Junke. The VSee Telemedicine Kit allowed us to connect via BGAN satellite to Dr. Kokou, who is at the hospital IT lab. He is on a DSL connection.

VSee kit dermascope

Cheers and applause all around for the clear dermascope image

VSee suitcase stethoscope

the sound quality for the stethoscope is excellent, says Dr. Kokou

Back at HAS, Dr. Jean-Daniels had a teleconsultation with a Harvard Med maternal-fetal specialist, Dr. Rana Sarosh. The patient learned that her baby was a boy!

telemed consultation with Harvard MedVSee to connect Harvard to HAS

5 thoughts on “VSee Telemedicine Kit Brings Harvard Doctors to Gabon Villagers

  1. VSee,
    I am greatly encouraged to see technology and telehealth being used to help people who would not otherwise have that level of medical help. Very powerful. This is a wonderful application of technology to real world problems. Keep it up!
    Craig Ediger

  2. Great;) We need more words of mouth and marketing to get the world to know VSee telemedicine can help and save life.
    I am sharing the youtube videos with IHIS and ICRC so that they know about VSee and how we help the less privilege folks who live in remote areas to be able to access good medical help.

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