Integrated Tele-Ultrasound Enhances Philips' Lumify System for Remote Collaboration and Virtual Training
March 27, 2018—Royal Philips, in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT), announced the launch of its integrated tele-ultrasound solution based on Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound system and powered by IIT’s Reacts collaborative platform. This innovation connects clinicians around the world in real time by turning a compatible smart device into an integrated tele-ultrasound solution, combining two-way audiovisual calls with live ultrasound streaming. The company introduced Lumify enhanced with Reacts at AIUM 2018, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual convention held March 24–28 in New York, New York.
According to Royal Philips, clinicians can begin their Reacts sessions with a face-to-face conversation on their Lumify ultrasound system with this intuitive, easy-to-use integrated system. Users can switch to the front-facing camera on their smart device to show the position of the probe. They can then share the Lumify ultrasound stream, so both parties are simultaneously viewing the live ultrasound image and probe positioning while discussing and interacting at the same time. In addition to clinicians seeking virtual guidance, Philips' Lumify with Reacts is a valuable tool for teaching institutions, medical students and residents, emergency medical service providers, disaster relief providers, and hospitals with satellite clinics, stated the company.