After my first learned line is medic assistant, I thought around that theme what could happen, if Fedora has an Fedora Health Care / Bio Lab / ER Diagnostics Lab spin… so I have attached to the Fedora Medical SIG. Why?
I could imagine an network installation, where the doctor just boots through PXE our system, chooses the system mode and installs/uses/runs in live her/his netbook computer itself as an diagnostic tool. Surveillance devices chained up to USB, like blood pressure watch, EKG, EEG, small chemlab for blood, saliva, urine analyse, microscopic picture analyse, X-ray analyse or even more – with internet connection – remotely connected with the analysers or the lab itself based on open source could be the “bulls eye”.
Telehealth systems isn’t cheap, but when we counting in open source systems (like Fedora), and mobiles, including netbooks – then I feel we’re very near to create something that makes “waves” in parts of health care industry. A way what let me think… There are systems, where the sensor cables are ending with clips, could be used at any time for quick diagnostics. But if you are using this idea to have an complete laboratory – you could do that too. For example: There are digital microscopes what is also creatable cheaply even by DIY (http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-USB-Digital-Microscope-in-60min-and-15/) – (btw. THIS has an another possibility for electronic devices as AOI) .
With that, in center of our os and its softwares, we could apply this Lab spin in very wide spectrum purpose. From fast, emergency analyser machine till an complete intranet connected hospital mobile diagnostics or monitoring (and data recording) machine – where the hospital/medic only need is an netbook, usb hub and cables with clips… That’s right. At least 3 different types of usage are so tightly nearby that I could see the replace a tons of quite expensive tools to one tool:
Small netbook (or CULV notebook) Linux and softwares, and network – and you’ve got an whole laboratory or even an tool for education. You couldn’t believe to me? Check them out these links, and think and do with us further if I inspired you.
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Ps. As far as I know this spin has the most potential between the SIG’s and the spins.