For further information, contact:
Martha LeVasseur, Director of Marketing, +1 910-395-6100
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, +1 508-755-5242
Motion Media Technology Appoints Medical Director, Dr. Jay Sanders, "Father
Las Vegas, NV (October 15, 2001) - Motion Media Technology, a world
leader in video telephony products for the business and mass markets, today
announced at the National Association of Home Care Conference the appointment
Jay Sanders, MD, as Consulting Medical Director. An accomplished physician and
international consultant in the areas of telemedicine and telehealth, Dr. Sanders
will advise Motion Media Technology on national and international telehealth
policies and programs, as well as on the future of telecommunications and information
technologies as they relate to health care delivery. He will also work with
the company's product development staff as they continue to expand their work
in applying visual communications technology to telehealth applications.
Known throughout the industry as the "Father of Telemedicine," Dr.
Sanders plays a central role in a number of worldwide telemedicine and telehealth
initiatives. He is President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, an international
consulting company working with information technologies in the health care
field. He is also a Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine and a Senior Consultant to NASA. He directed the US telemedicine
initiatives to the G-8 nations, has been a consultant for the World Health Organization
on Health Telematics, and is Past President of The American Telemedicine Association.
Dr. Sanders earned an MD from Harvard Medical School, did his residency training
at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and performed research at the National
Institutes of Health. In addition, he held senior medical positions at the University
of Miami School of Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia, and was a visiting
professor at Yale University.
"Telehealth is about bringing health care to those who are disenfranchised
from the health care system on the basis of geographical or functional isolation,"
said Dr. Sanders. "Video communications technology plays a vital role in
achieving this goal and is, in fact, helping to change the face of medicine.
At Motion Media Technology, we have seen telecommunications technology help
save the lives of children, educate medical personnel, and improve the quality
of life for the elderly."
"The telehealth industry has exploded this year as hospitals, remote
care facilities, and health management organizations respond to intense pressure
to improve the quality and cost structure of medical care," said Garey
De Angelis, CEO of Motion Media Technology, Inc. "Dr. Sanders brings an
exceptional level of experience in telecommunications and health care to our
organization. As we push boundaries of communications technology in health care,
we are extremely fortunate to have him as part of the Motion Media Technology
Telehealth in Action
Video communications technology is already being applied in a variety of telehealth
settings, helping to improve the quality of life and access to care of young
and old patients, alike. Pediatrics Cardiology Associates (Peoria, Illinois),
for instance, is using Motion Media Technology's mm225 videophones to deliver
live video and audio between pediatric heart patients and their cardiologists
hundreds of miles away. Pardee Hospital (Hendersonville, North Carolina) is
using Sentinel set-top boxes to allow caregivers to manage chronic disease patients
in the comfort of their homes. The University of Plymouth (UK) uses Motion Media
Technology videoconferencing systems to deliver specialized training for surgeons
as part of a new Surgical Tele-Education course.
Video Communications Technology
The cornerstones of the Motion Media Technology family of communications products
are the CareStation 125, a rugged videophone that allows patients and healthcare
providers to communicate quickly and easily using standard phone lines, the
mm225 business videophone, and the Sentinel set-top box. Designed as low cost
video communications systems that use standard telephone lines, higher speed
ISDN lines, or IP-based communications, all products provide a small footprint
with picture quality that is significantly better than systems costing several
times their price. In fact, Motion Media Technology is unique in its ability
to deliver picture clarity and frame rates fast enough to keep up with sign
language for the hearing-impaired.
About Motion Media Technology
Motion Media Technology (http://www.motion-media.com)
is a world leader in the design of video communications products that 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