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Streaming in healthcare

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming has become a common use in medicine. 

In this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits of streaming for medicine and how it is being used now.

Popular reasons to implement live streaming in healthcare:

  1. Remote diagnostics. Internet access allows doctors to share their knowledge anywhere, anytime. An Indian child born prematurely can be treated by a newborn specialist from Germany.
  1. Accurate diagnosis of internal diseases. Streaming technologies help in the diagnosis of internal organs. Just imagine being able to view a polyp at an angle of 360 degrees, make the most accurate diagnosis and perform the operation with the partial assistance of a robot. This is not a fantasy book. All this is possible here and now.
  1. Raising awareness. The attitude towards colonoscopy in patients seven years ago was biased, and few people were willing to deal with their health in this area. A couple of doctors broadcasted the operation in order to demystify it. It was easy for them to persuade patients that regular examinations aren't harmful.
  1. Preserving the health of doctors. Telemedicine also helps to monitor the patient virtually in the event of an outbreak of infectious diseases.

Let's take a closer look at these possibilities.

How streaming technologies are advancing healthcare


Because streaming is expensive, it has not been used in medical education for a long time.

With the Coronavirus pandemic, broadcasts became necessary, and they were used for remote consultations, simulations, and student involvement in surgical operations.

If you want to apply this technology and expand your interprofessional collaboration, use the Callaba Cloud service.

By utilizing geodistributed routing, clinicians are able to perform remote procedures, collaborate with colleagues from around the world, and also record simulations.

In the field of surgery, the use of high-definition 3D cameras facilitates surgeons' work and speeds up patients' recovery processes.

For example, laparoscopy, endoscopy and other minimally invasive surgeries have become much easier and safer.

The use of cameras also relieves the burden on doctors, as they have a clear idea of what they are dealing with.

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and video enabled devices

IoT is the connection of devices over the worldwide web.

Automation is one of the advantages of utilizing the Internet of Things in the home or at work. This allows users to manage daily activities through their smartphones without having to worry about routine tasks.

Application areas of IoT in medicine:

  • room control
  • dosage of painkillers
  • smart inhalers
  • parkinson's disease monitoring
  • sensors embedded in the gastrointestinal tract
  • electronic alerts for tomographs
  • analysis devices
  • wearable ultrasound machines
  • tonometers
  • robotic surgery

Devices for patients

Most healthcare IoT devices are used to monitor patients to know when they need help. These technologies are used for:

  • Blood glucose tracking
  • Heart monitoring
  • Psychological state control
  • Creation of smart contact lenses
  • Handwashing Notices
  • MedAngel. Ambient temperature control sensors
  • Medicsen. Automatic drug delivery systems
  • Elfi Tech. Devices for self-analysis
  • Self Care Originals. Smart monitoring systems
  • InPen. Smart syringes

Global healthcare IoT market is expected to reach $188.2 billion by 2025, according to Markets and Markets. The number of healthcare devices connected to the Internet today is in the billions (20-30 billion), and this number is only expected to grow.

Among these are portable devices that measure things like temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.

Google Glass uses streaming in their augmented reality (AR) glasses, which is very convenient for consultations. Information about the patient is displayed on the periphery of the view, and the surgeon can view statistical data during the procedure.

Diagnosis and monitoring of patients

IoT has enabled great progress in infant care. For instance, IoT devices connected to premature babies can stream the condition of those babies, as well as the state of the devices connected to them, to the cloud. As a result, the doctor has a better understanding of how the respiratory support device, lung ventilation, and blood gas analyzer function.

This is also very important when it comes to newborn care in rural areas.

Increasing accuracy in providing primary health care.

Streaming also makes it easier for emergency services such as 911. When communicating via video with a patient, the dispatcher is able to determine his condition more accurately than if he were only hearing a voice.

A good example of the use of streaming technologies is Carbyne.

If something happened to you, you can broadcast a video of the doctors who are coming to you to call. It's very simple. You don't need to install an application, with this technology you just send a link and wait.

The platform also provides medics and dispatchers with data such as weather, call density, and type of response (for example, air vs. ground would be faster).


Hospitals often do not allow you to see patients, which is one of the problems with communication. This has become especially true during covid. As a result, hospitals and other healthcare institutions are using 24/7 video communication technology to keep family members in touch.

An example of such a platform is AngelEye Health for neonatal care during care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

  1. Intensive care unit cameras are available 24/7, so you can interact with them to lower the stress and anxiety about the child's condition.
  2. MilkTracker is an application that will help you make the process of feeding your baby safe.
  3. Pre-discharge education for new parents and track their progress in the app. This platform partners with over 125 hospitals in the US and EU.

It might be worthwhile to consider using the Callaba Cloud in order to obtain a more comprehensive picture of your patient's health care. 

We guarantee uninterrupted and reliable streaming. With Callaba, you can be sure that your video will be delivered to your specified destinations without interruption.

There are no limits on the number of cameras you can connect.

With cloud infrastructure, you can scale infinitely and go as far as you need to.

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