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9/23/2010 01:55 PM EDT
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phoenixdave
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phoenixdave   9/29/2010 11:18:12 PM
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I guess I don't see how this will be helpful with treatments for fetal birth defects. Sending information to someone to interpret still does not provide the sender with the skills to do anything about it, other than possibly terminate the fetus, which of course gets into a whole different area I dare not tread.

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Sheetal.Pandey   9/29/2010 10:21:16 PM
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Its a very good initiative. Hope many lives can be saved.

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yalanand   9/27/2010 6:26:40 AM
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Lets not be to critical of the fact that its done on APPLE brand. What matters is the idea behind the prodcut. Agreed APPLE is expensive unit but we can always mimic this thing on processor boards which use android software.

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prabhakar_deosthali   9/26/2010 9:58:15 AM
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This innovation using expensive gadget like IPHONE is of no use to the backward areas and remote areas like Africa and remote areas of India or Banbla Desh. Wi-Fi internet availability in such areas is next to impossible. Such tool may be useful for doctors to netwrok among themselves to share the information and new cases they come across. For me this looks like just an Innovation for Innovation sake.

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Sanjib.A   9/25/2010 5:44:50 PM
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As like most of our friends commented, the idea of using iPad or iPhone for transmitting ultrasound images for remote monitoring of fetal health in India sounds absurd. If the root cause for the problem is "... the numbers for fetal medicine specialists trained for handling possible abnormalities is too low in a country like India" then the solution would be to provide training. As Neo1 has mentioned GE Health Care India has the products and at the same time they provide services such as conducting educative courses on "EFM" (Electronic Fetal Monitoring).

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gronk   9/25/2010 12:15:16 AM
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You are very insightful, but do not worry because there is no such thing as an iPAD fetus, so "iPAD fetal monitoring" makes no sense. However, I wish it were true, because I would like to cross an iPAD with a parking meter.

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wilber_xbox   9/24/2010 7:05:16 PM
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Using Apple product to launch a software application is for sure a good marketing strategy as just mentioning the apple's name boosts viewer curiosity and hence the result in a good publicity. But i did not find anything in this article that necessitate the use of ipad or iphone. The only technology required are: a good webcam or camera, good and secure internet connectivity and a consumer friendly software package. Where does iPhone or iPad come into picture?!!

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vivekv80   9/24/2010 5:32:02 PM
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I don’t understand why use iPad when the same can be done using a secure database of patient records. What can the iPad do differently other than being very compact? This may also require hospitals to have wi-fi access.

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Neo10   9/24/2010 4:58:46 AM
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This idea is more attention grabbing than of any inherent use for people for attending to problems during pregnancy. They chose iPad no doubt the most expensive and non-specific device for this application. The reason that it has a good display and wireless connection is taken enough to serve the medical issues they speak of. GE has more compact and portable ultrasound scanners which can be used by non-experts to take the data and later be interpreted by the doctor and costs a fraction of ipad, and it's actually an ultrasound device, so no need to stream it around the globe to get the images. A crazy idea from some technocrat who is an Apple fan.

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GREAT-Terry   9/24/2010 4:23:17 AM
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The processing ability of the the handheld devices is getting better and better. So it is not impossible that one day equipment manufacturers only produce products with the necessary measurement front-end and let those commercial handheld devices to handle "part of" the processing. It can be a win-win situation.

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