Teki system lets patients visit the doctor via Kinect | GizMag.com
Like many other parts of the world, Spain’s Basque Country is currently faced with an increasing population of senior citizens placing strain upon the limited resources of the health care system. That’s why the Teki project was instituted. It allows patients with chronic conditions to quickly check in with their doctors via an internet-connected Microsoft Kinect unit, thus reducing the number of time-consuming office visits, and catching problems before they require hospitalization.
Teki was developed by technology services company Accenture, along with partners including Microsoft.
Users receive a Kinect box that is hooked up to their TV and internet, along with a wireless heart rate monitor that measures the pulse via the finger, and a spirometer for measuring respiratory levels.
On a regular basis, via an interface on the TV screen, patients communicate with their doctor using video conferencing, voice communications, or text messaging. At that time, the doctor can check their vitals, inquire about their symptoms, and answer any questions.