NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
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Mediphan, a remote medical diagnostics company, is developing two tools for telemedicine. DistanceDoc connects to the VGA port on medical equipment, captures images, and transmits them over a LAN or the Internet. MedRecorder is a similar device that captures and archives images. The technologies' origins come from small, low-power ultrasound machines used as diagnostic tools on the International Space Station. That experiment involved a collaborative effort between the NASA Johnson Space Center, Henry Ford Hospital and Wyle Laboratories. Image credit: Mediphan
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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