Use of Telemedicine in Rural Areas: Overview

Telemedicine in rural areas, Telemedicine platform

The first widely accepted use of telemedicine via video occurred in 1959 in all of Nebraska. The Institute of Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska set up a two-way closed-circuit television system and transmitted the signal to the classrooms to allow students to monitor and facilitate psychiatric examinations. As in the 60s in many areas of technology, NASA took the next big steps in this area. Telemetry was already in place in many places across the space shuttle; the addition of some systems to monitor the vital signs of an…

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