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Telemedecine : MELODY, a remote, robotic ultrasound solution

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« Medical desertification »
and tele-imaging

The MELODY remote ultrasound imaging system helps address the growing problem of « medical desertification » – the shortage of medical care in underserved areas. During an ultrasound exam, the expert radiologist uses very precise movements that cannot be guided solely by voice commands or by video.

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Expert dependency
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Tele-ultrasound imaging allows an ultrasound exam to be carried out on a patient using the proper techniques under medical supervision while the expert is located at a different site. The expert is actually the one to maneuver the ultrasound probe on the patient’s body via the MELODY robotic arm, in real-time.

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Scientifically proven

MELODY has been scientifically proven and has been the subject of numerous publications in esteemed international journals.
The MELODY Expert site and the MELODY Patient site are connected via the Internet to facilitate the exchange of information in real-time and the takeover of control.

EXPERT MELODY SOLUTION

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Our maneuvering and viewing platform was designed to make it easy for radiologists to learn. The « dummy probe », much like an ultrasound probe, is used to easily and quickly control the robot from a remote location.

Our remote control unit (available by country) gives the radiologist total power over the setup parameters of ultrasound images, such as Gain Control, Depth Control, Frequency Change, and activation of various ultrasound modes (e.g., Color Doppler, Pulse Wave Doppler).

Last but not least, the videoconferencing system lets the physician see and speak with the patient (in HD and highly sensitive microphone).

TYPES OF ULTRASOUNDS USING MELODY
  • Abdominal
  • Pelvic
  • Urinary tract
  • Gynecologic
  • Obstetric
BENEFITS TO THE RADIOLOGIST
  • Ability to perform exams remotely, without needing to travel
  • Share and simplify on-duty responsibilities
  • Enhances long-distance cooperations
  • Improves working conditions for often overworked radiologists

MELODY PATIENT SOLUTION

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A medical professional not trained in ultrasonography (such as a general practitioner, EKG technician, or nurse) assists the radiologist by positioning the robot on the patient’s body.

MELODY Patient then accurately replicates all of the movements made by the radiologist. MELODY also has a universal interface for mounting most ultrasound probes available on the market.

Lastly, the videoconferencing system lets the patient see and speak with the physician (in HD and highly sensitive microphone).

BENEFITS TO THE HEALTHCARE CENTER
  • Address the lack of specialists in remote areas
  • Offer quality exams and ensure repeat business
  • Solve medical professional turnover problems
  • No need to find and recruit specialists
  • Save transportation costs and time
  • Provide care at the community level
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Reduces the number of deaths due to diagnosis delays
  • Frees physicians in the field from the feeling of isolation and improves training
  • Promotes better access to medical care
BENEFITS TO THE PATIENT
  • Access to imaging procedures on-site
  • Improved patient care
  • Access to a medical expert in real-time
  • Avoid the inconvenience and complications of traveling and long wait times
  • Faster emergency examinations
  • Almost instant results with a rapid, live diagnosis to help guide further testing

SOLUTION INTERCONNECTABLE EN MULTISITE

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LIMITLESS CONNECTIVITY

All MELODY Expert sites can be connected to any existing MELODY Patient site (subject to authorization) for other purposes such as tele-expertise.

LOW BANDWIDTH

Minimum bandwidth of 2 Mbps upstream and downstream.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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HIGH-TECH PRODUCT, DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE

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