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Telehealth Case Study: The Rise of Cartzilla

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Customizing our carts is one of the best things we are asked to do. We love the challenge of meeting the customer’s needs and the innovation required to create something new.

CHALLENGE

Atlantic Video Corporation was approached for a custom solution for its customer, Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. The hospital was looking for a videoconferencing solution that allowed surgeons in the Catheterization Surgical Suite to communicate with others in a conference room on another floor within the hospital. They wanted the option of selecting four different views of the surgery from the conference. In addition, they wanted the option to move the displays to other locations within the hospital.

SOLUTION

After reviewing the requirements, the first step was to select the best mobile cart to support four large LCD displays. The AVTEQ GMP-350L was the best option due to its design and durability. It was a first for us to customize a cart to mount four displays. Based on the requirements and best usability for the end-user, we mounted the two largest displays on the bottom and then two smaller displays on top.

The final unit, affectionately named “Cartzilla”, is 95” H x 100” L, and just barely fits within the hospital elevator.

RESULT

The custom unit was located in a conference room and displayed different views as selected from a Crestron touch panel. The views were from live cameras -- Real-time “Cine” and “Flouro” views from the “C” arm Fluoroscope, and Hemodynamics from the Toshiba INFiNeX camera. The surgeons, located in the in the Catheterization Surgical Suite, can converse in real-time with the visiting surgeons in the conference room as the procedure was taking place. This allows the surgeons to answer questions and relay the operational procedures for training and collaboration. The surgeons wear wireless intercoms and the conference room uses wireless boundary microphones to enable the two-way communications.

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