|Medislate, released early 2009 by TabletKiosk, integrates so many of the features
of the devices that came before it. It is a Medical Clinical Assistant device
or MCA. It was designed as a medical tablet PC, that could be taken anywhere
inside the hospital, rested on one arm or a bed whilst notes are entered in
via a touchscreen, whilst maintaining a continuous wi-fi link to the hospital
It has a convenient carry-handle molded into the case itself, and a light weighty
designed to allow all-day usage. The computer sports double hot swappable batteries,
a water resistant exterior for easy cleaning, and a touchscreen that works whether
the user has gloves on or not.
Built-in 1W speaker and stereo microphone array allow for the first time, two
way audio telehealth with other medical professionals, and the unit is as happy
pulling medical data from the hospital as it is sending data to it.
It is a versatile and full featured computing device that is housed in a specially
sealed, semi-rugged, smooth surface case that is drop-resistant and spill-proof
enabling it to be easily wiped clean and disinfected. An integrated 2.0 megapixel
camera on the back of the unit allows photos to be taken of the patient's illness
or injury that are immediately added to the permanent record. A built-in RFID
reader enables the patient to check that the health professional is properly
registered with the hospital, and for the professional to identify the patient,
as well as any medical devices nearby.
An integrated bar code reader will recognize medication bar codes, whilst integrated
BlueTooth will automatically communicate with medical devices hear the patient.
A fingerprint reader is used in place of password access, it is rated to survive
drops of up to four feet, and rated to survive immersion in alcohol.