World-leading sensor enables touchless operation for multiple new usage scenarios
ASUS IoT today announced a collaboration with Tobii to integrate the latter’s world-leading eye-tracking technology into ASUS IoT Intelligent Telemedicine Cart, enabling medical personnel to interact with the device without the need for regular or repetitive touch interaction or other physical controls.
The Intelligent Telemedicine Cart has been implemented within the Taipei City Hospital, Heping Fuyou Branch to enable the doctors and nurses to interact, diagnose symptoms and provide support to patients who are in isolation rooms. Today’s announcement sees the usefulness of the Intelligent Telemedicine Cart elevated to the next level..
Tobii’s eye-tracking technology makes it possible for a computer or other device to know where a person is looking. The eye-tracker can also detect the presence, attention and focus of the user, enables unique insights into human behavior and facilitates natural user interfaces in a broad range of devices. The ability to control a computer using the eyes is also vital for people who are unable to speak or use their hands. This advanced, hands-free technology has the potential to offers significant benefits in the healthcare settings where the Intelligent Telemedicine Cart is deployed, particularly with regard to the enhanced hygiene awareness and routines prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic,
The integration of Tobii’s eye-tracking technology helps ASUS IoT Intelligent Telemedicine Cart to solve a multitude of common problems faced by medical personnel. These include a range of new privacy, safety and security features coupled with workflow efficiency and employee-wellbeing improvements. For example, with the new eye-tracking capability Intelligent Telemedicine Cart’s already extensive feature set has been upgraded so that it is now able to offer the following functionality and benefits:
ASUS IoT Intelligent Telemedicine Cart is equipped with ASUS medical computers, network communication equipment and long-lasting batteries, and replaces the keyboard with a touchscreen to make it easier to disinfect and thus limit the ability of bacteria to multiply. The high-resolution lens can be controlled remotely to capture images from different angles to assist physicians in diagnosis. In addition, it supports communication standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth® and RFID, offers diverse connectivity, and is compatible with a variety of medical devices.
Intelligent Telemedicine Cart’s built-in Intel® Core™ processor and hardware architecture integrates AES technology to protect patients’ privacy and personal information. Together with the powerful functions of an SaaS cloud platform, it allows physicians from different regions to collaborate on diagnoses in real time. For online consultations, a patient’s family can also participate in the consultation process. After the diagnosis and treatment, the data will be automatically uploaded to the cloud and can be integrated with the hospital’s internal information system for more immediate convenience.
ASUS hopes to replicate this successful experience to more regions, strengthening the integrity of community care, and improving the quality of medical services.