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 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.
The villages we went to are located along the Ogooué River. Most of these have no electricity and no Internet.
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.
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!