Revolve Robotics Together with swyMed to Offer HIPAA-Compliant Robotic Telepresence

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CHICAGO, IL: Revolve Robotic- an innovator in robotic telepresence announces seamless integration between Kubi robotic telepresence platform and an innovative telemedicine video communications client from swyMed via Revolve’s Application Programming Interface (API) and Software Development Kit (SDK).

These two solutions when integrated deliver video collaboration with real-time patient data for remote experts and also enables remote consultants to independently engage and “look around” the remote site for better assessment of patients.

According to John Robinson, swyMed’s vice president of Marketing the combined solutions delivers a secured video collaboration that meets HIPAA standards, eliminating deployment issues. “Telemedicine has quickly moved from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ solution for healthcare organizations,” he adds.

swyMed, the first purpose-built video collaboration client is  designed to operate under the most difficult circumstances within the healthcare setting. It is optimized to run in low network bandwidth settings and still deliver high quality video conferencing. It works with 3G/4G networks and in ambulances, remote/rural areas. When combined with the Kubi, this gives the remote expert even more flexibility in examining patients under challenging circumstances.

Kubi, which users can experience right now by directing their Chrome or Firefox browser to a link, leverages the conferencing capabilities of today’s tablets by introducing a robotic platform or cradle on which the tablet sits. The resulting telepresence robot is then “driven” by the remote video-conferencing participant. Kubi thus turns a consulting expert into an active, on-site participant, as the remote clinician uses Kubi to “look around” the location and actively engages with patients and others without being a burden to onsite staff.

Healthcare workers can see a patient’s symptoms in real time, advise/correct treatments administered by others, monitor vitals en route to a facility, and direct treatments by specialists. The joint swyMed/Kubi solution can also be used for in-home physicals, diagnoses, prescriptions, and follow-ups.