Australia by Design – Visionflex is voted through to the TV series final!


Exciting news from the Channel 10 TV series, Australia by Design Innovations – the expert panel of judges voted our new Visionflex telehealth product through to the series final.

On the weekend, our innovative new digital product, 2Vu – which we have renamed Vision – was showcased for the first time.

The overall series winner will be crowned as Australia’s Best Innovation in episode eight, which airs on Saturday 20 March on Channel 10 at 2.30pm (Eastern Standard Time).

We believe our Vision telehealth platform will revolutionise the way medical professionals connect remotely with their patient; whether they are situated across town or across the globe.

You can watch the episode of Australia by Design Innovations here. And remember, you can still vote for your favourite design innovation in the People’s Choice Awards!

A Vision of telehealth

During Saturday’s episode of Australia by Design Innovations, our new telehealth innovation, Vision, was unveiled by Dr Meg McKeown in Tasmania.

Dr McKeown, or Dr Meg as her patients call her, is the Director of Medical Services with Tasmania’s Moreton Group Medical Services. Dr Meg provides medical care to homeless people in and around the city of Hobart.

Unlike traditional video conferencing platforms, Vision is specifically designed for a healthcare setting.

Vision’s unique, high-speed HD video conferencing features mean that for the first time, multiple doctors, nurses, and patients can simultaneously participate in a remote video consultation and, in real time, share screen access to vital patient data including blood pressure, ECG traces, temperature and blood oxygen levels.

Doctors can use Vision to remotely access clinical cameras such as an endoscope, while also viewing the macro view of the patient and nurse through a room-view PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) controllable camera.

Vision’s software automatically encrypts and securely stores patient information, including photos (such as a detailed wound assessment, or an ECG trace) to share live with medical colleagues and store in a hospital’s secure electronic health record system (EHR).

Vision also incorporates Visionflex’s latest ground-breaking digital stethoscope tool – TrueSteth.

Logo of TrueSteth - module of Vision by Visionflex

TrueSteth – A world first in digital stethoscope technology

TrueSteth’s innovative software means that, for the first time, a physician at the far end of a video conference call – who may be thousands of kilometres away – can remotely manipulate the controls of a digital stethoscope (the volume, gain, and filter settings) as if they were physically in the room with the patient.

TrueSteth reproduces stethoscope sounds with amazing accuracy and clarity and can transmit in real time, the high-fidelity sound of the heartbeat, along with a visual trace line. TrueSteth also works in low-bandwidth environments.

The system features a display panel of the stethoscope’s audio feed, with the option of three adjustable viewing modes for heart, lung, and body sounds. The visual display’s clinical data can be recorded, shared, or saved to an electronic health record system.

TrueSteth’s innovative technology helps the practitioner ensure an accurate diagnosis, improving health outcomes.

Visual representation of TrueSteth by Visionflex on a laptop

Delivering medical care to the point of need

Because TrueSteth makes it possible to bring remote medical help to the point of need, it is particularly well suited to delivering healthcare in locations and settings where access is problematic. These include rural communities; retirement and aged care facilities; oil, gas, and mining sites; field health sites; military and defence; and corrective-service facilities.

TrueSteth is also a valuable collaborative training tool for hospital registrars and medical students.

A range of digital stethoscopes can be used with TrueSteth including USB, Bluetooth and 3.5mm microphone plug connections.

Remember to tune-in for the series final!

Find out who is the ultimate winner of Australia by Design Innovations by tuning in here:

– 2.30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) Saturday 20 March 2021 on Channel 10.
– 2.00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) Sunday 21 March 2021 on 10 Bold (re-run).
– Episodes will be available on YouTube shortly after they air. The whole season will be added to Amazon Prime from 1 May 2021.

Check out the full list of Australia by Design 2021 Innovations here

Visionflex – bringing medical professionals and patients together.

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