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Table 1 Overview of current trends and needs in Telemedicine applications

From: Multi-purpose HealthCare Telemedicine Systems with mobile communication link support

Telemedicine applications Basic needs
  Cost Portability Autonomy Small Weight & size PC type Camera quality Communication means User friendliness
Ambulance Medium/High High High High Palmtop Medium High GSM Medium/High
RHC Medium/High Low Low Low Desktop Laptop Medium High POTS, GSM Medium/High
Ship Medium/High Low/ Medium Low/ Medium Low Desktop Laptop Medium High GSM, Satellite Medium/High
Home care Low Low/ Medium Low/ Medium Low Desktop Laptop High POTS High
Intensive care room Medium/High Low Low Low Desktop High POTS, GSM Medium/High