“Telemedicine-enabled ambulances and mobile stroke units for prehospital stroke management”
About: An article discussing different models of mobile stroke units and telemedicine-enabled ambulances to improve prehospital stroke management. Among other things, it is explained how audio-visual telemedicine can be added to ambulances for enabling video consultation with a neurologist.
Publication date: 2021-10-12
“Video Emergency Calls in Medical Dispatching: A Scoping Review”
About: A review article about the scope and nature of research publications about video emergency calls. The review addresses limitations and directions for adding live video from a smartphone to an emergency call.
Publication date: 2022-09-23
“The Integration of Live Video Tools to Help Bystanders During an Emergency Call: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Simulation Study”
About: A study that aimed to propose and evaluate the relevance of a living lab methodology involving video calls in simulated life-threatening emergency situations. The study shows that the medical dispatcher has an interest in visualizing the scene with live video.
Publication date: 2023-02-01
Study performed in Switzerland.
“Do Video Calls Improve Dispatcher-Assisted First Aid for Infants with Foreign Body Airway Obstruction? A Randomized Controlled Trial/Simulation Study”
About: An interventional study performed to assess if video calls could improve the results of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) by bystanders on infants. One group in the study got to perform first aid with video call and one group with audio call, which were both instructed by the medical emergency dispatcher.
Publication date: 2022
Study performed in Japan.
“Video from the emergency scene before ambulance arrival – Introducing, analyzing, and understanding video to the medical dispatcher with focus on cardiac arrest”
About: Article about how video can be streamed from emergency scenes before the arrival of the ambulance. The focus of the article is patients with cardiac arrest.
Publication date: 2022-02-04
“Pre-hospital Triage Improvement for Ambulances via 5G Video and Vital Data Communication”
About: An article that describes what was found in completed 5G trials involving ambulance professionals. The trials showed that the decision making for the remotely based physician was more accurate and faster when using video-audio compliment and vital signs compared with audio-only communications.
Publication date: 2023-03-08
“A Smart Ambulance With Information System and Decision-Making Process for Enhancing Rescue Efficiency”
About: An article that describes a system that is part of a project in Thailand for improving the communication between staff at the scene, such as paramedics, and hospitals. Video streaming is described as one of the solutions enabling video consultation using smart glasses.
Publication date: 2022-12-13
“EMS-RTC: LSTM-based Adaptive Video Streaming for Smart Ambulance”
About: An article that describes the development of EMS-RTC which is a real-time video streaming platform specialized for the need of ambulance services. The paper explains the procedure of developing the platform and compared the platform with a state-of-the-art adaptive bitrate algorithm in real-world driving scenarios.
Publication date: 2023-06-01
“Are smart glasses feasible for dispatch prehospital assistance during on-boat cardiac arrest? A pilot simulation study with fishermen”
About: A pilot study to examine the feasibility of life support for CPR performed by bystanders and guided by a dispatcher through Smart Glasses. The study focused on fisherman bystanders. By using Smart Glasses the bystanders could be guided to perform the basic life support.
Publication date: 2023-04-04
“Video triage of children with respiratory symptoms at a medical helpline is safe and feasible-a prospective quality improvement study”
About: A study which was performed to assess the safety and feasibility of using video triage of young children with respiratory symptoms where parents have called a medical helpline. This was done to make a better assessment without having to bring the children to the hospital.
Publication date: 2023-04-19
Study performed in Denmark.