For further information, contact:
Martha LeVasseur, Director of Marketing, +1 910-395-6100
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, +1 508-755-5242
Motion Media Technology Announces CareStation 125, First Remote Healthcare
Telehealth videophone links patients with medical community; seamlessly integrates
audio, video, and patient data
Las Vegas, NV (October 15, 2001) - Motion Media Technology, a world
leader in video telephony products for the health care, business, and mass markets,
today announced the CareStation 125 at the National Association of Home Care
Conference. The industry's first videophone system designed specifically for
remote healthcare, the CareStation 125 is a compact, all-in-one system that
allows patients and healthcare providers to communicate quickly and easily using
standard phone lines. The videophone supports real-time audio and video communications,
and directly connects to hundreds of home monitoring devices, automatically
sending patient data to telehealth providers, such as physicians, nurses, home
care agencies, HMO's, and case management organizations.
"The number of people who are expected to live into their 90s will double
over the next two decades," said Jay Sanders, MD, Medical Director of Motion
Media Technology. "This means that, in the face of tight budgets and shrinking
capacity, the medical community must find a way to provide superb medical care
and a satisfactory quality of life for its expanding base of elderly patients.
Technology has come to our rescue in the form of the CareStation 125. This system
will revolutionize medical care by providing a way to remotely monitor, advise,
and treat patients."
As Easy to Use as a Regular Phone
Designed for applications in community care, emergency services, private hospitals,
and intermediate care, the CareStation 125 videophone is as easy to use as a
regular phone. It provides a 5-inch square video screen and integrated camera
that support high quality video at up to 30 frames per second. A one-button
call center dial-up can link patients directly to their caregiver or nurse-managed
call center. An integrated phone book can be programmed for up to 50 speed dials,
making it easy to communicate with family, friends, and social service groups.
TVs, VCRs, DVDs, cameras, and answering machines can be connected to the videophone
through separate audio and video ports. In addition, the CareStation's automatic
data transmission feature can send information from a wide range of medical
equipment to healthcare providers. Two RS-232 data ports allow the videophone
to be connected to EKG monitors, electronic stethoscopes, ECG recorders, and
more. This means medical data can be transmitted at the same time as a video
call, allowing immediate assessment of the patient.
"The CareStation 125 is the first device to permit more frequent, less
costly, live interaction between caregivers and patients," said Garey De
Angelis, CEO of Motion Media Technology. "The implications of such an approach
to medical services are large and far-reaching. We now have a way to help the
medical community fulfill its obligations to those who are homebound, living
in remote areas, or residents of nursing homes. What the modem did for telecommuting,
the CareStation will do for telehealth."
Putting the CareStation to Work
For routine check-ups, the CareStation 125 videophone allows a nurse to call
a patient to assess their mental and physical status, evaluate outstanding conditions
such as wounds, and observe medication compliance. This provides all of the
diagnostic information and visual interaction that would occur during a physical
visit, with the added advantage of no time lost travelling between patients.
In an emergency situation, such as chest pains in the middle of the night,
the patient presses a pre-programmed button on the CareStation to contact the
nurse on call. Readings from electronic medical devices are displayed in a window
on the nurse's screen. The doctor evaluates this data and speaks directly to
Mr. Jones, making a crucial decision about whether to call an ambulance or treat
the patient with additional medication. In many cases, unnecessary emergency
room visits can be avoided.
Price & Availability
The CareStation 125 is priced starting at $1495 and is available as of October
30, 2001, from Motion Media Technology or through a variety of telehealth service
companies and system integrators. Attractive leasing and payment plans are available.
About Motion Media Technology
Motion Media Technology (http://www.motion-media.com)
is a world leader in the design of video communications products, which provide
innovative and practical solutions for business and visual communications, telehealth
and home care, security and surveillance, and distance learning and training.
The company provides a full range of affordable, easy to use products with outstanding
video and audio quality, including desktop videophones, group videoconferencing
systems, remote surveillance systems, and board-level codecs suitable for incorporation
into other products.
For further information contact:
Martha LeVasseur, Director of Marketing
Motion Media Technology Inc.
6714 Netherlands Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 508.755.5242, Fax: +1 508.795.1636