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March 03, 2010

Healthcare Technology and News: Seattle Science Foundation to Use LifeSize High Definition Video Conferencing



LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech and a global provider of high-definition video communications, has been selected by the Seattle Science Foundation to promote international collaboration among physicians, scientists, technologists, engineers and educators from around the world.
 
The foundation, with the help of LifeSize high definition video conferencing solutions, is creating a virtual medical world where doctors from around the globe can meet and exchange ideas, technical knowledge and practical information.
 
Launched in 2006, SSF follows a different approach to medical education and research and offers physicians and specialists a truly unique opportunity to advance surgical training, practice new surgical and endovascular techniques and refine innovative medical devices.
 
By using a combination of LifeSize Room and LifeSize Express HD video systems, SSF is able to offer an ideal venue for medical collaboration.
 
The state-of-the-art research center helps several medical professionals to visualize surgical processes in simulation and cadaveric settings. Also, the facility enables them to conduct medical device proof of concept and product testing.
 
“We have been very pleased with the quality of the LifeSize units,” said Joanie Block, chief operating officer for Seattle Science Foundation. “When you are working with delicate tissue, even the slightest degradation in picture quality can really hinder the experience for remote users. With the tremendous HD quality of the LifeSize units, everyone feels as though they are in the same operating room.”
 
According to Colin Buechler, senior vice president of marketing at LifeSize Communications, the work of the Seattle Science Foundation has the ability to change healthcare for the better, making quality in innovation more essential than ever.
 
“This is just one example of what LifeSize envisions as the potential of HD video conferencing – the opportunity to promote world-changing ideas through better communication,” Buechler said.
 
In related news, the U.K.-based Search Laboratory Ltd is using the video conferencing system from LifeSize for its global client meetings.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan




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