Dreampark, a provider of IPTV Middleware in the European market, together with its project collaborators, was awarded the Healthcare IT Prize for "Best Idea." The prize was presented at the Annual General Meeting and national conference of the Swedish Society of Medicine. In collaboration with other participants in the project, Dreampark has developed an IPTV solution that enables patients to communicate with their local care center via the "Nurse (Syster) Gudrun" interactive television channel.
The idea behind the solution is to free patients from the need to travel to the care center for a personal consultation. Via an IPTV set top box equipped with a web camera, people receiving care can see both themselves and the person to whom they are talking. Care center personnel can also see the patient and control and zoom in with the camera to get an impression of the patient's condition.
Now that's our idea of an innovative use for IPTV.