Digital dictation devices can read a patient's data, automatically assign information to the relevant report and interpret human speech into a text version. Armin Scheuer reports
The Personal Security Pager (PS-Pager), made by Bosch Security Systems, is an innovative mobile that houses two products: a personal alarm device and speech pager. Compact, lightweight, robust, comfortable and discreet to wear, the device is also as easy to handle as the messages are to read.
In an effort to optimise efficiency and patient service, Spain's Castilla-La Mancha region and the Paris Hospital network AP-HP have become the first in Europe to introduce speech recognition to thousands of physicians and transcribers on a regional level.
Philips Speech Processing recently introduced two new dictation devices to ease medical information recording.
Robotic technology has helped to advance MIS - particularly for the very small anatomies of children. Among the newest innovations is the Socrates Robotic Telecollaboration System, which integrates telecommunication equipment, networked surgical devices and robotics, to enable remote teaching and surgical collaboration.