Philips and Intel to Design Tablet for Medics

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It looks like another mobile clinical assistant (MCA) will be hitting the market this year. This MCA is going to be made by Philips and Intel. This means more competition for Motion, who just recently released the C5, which they made with Intel.

The Philips Tablet will have the same design features as Motion’s C5. These Tablets are targeted toward doctors and nurses who have to do their jobs on the move. The goal is to simplify workflows, increase productivity and improve overall quality of care. However since the Tablet is so versatile and rugged, I could see it being used in many other fields.

Features of the Philips MCA:

  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 10.4 " (1024 x 768) touchscreen display
  • Ability to read barcodes and RFID tags
  • Highly sealed, disinfectable chassis
  • Integrated digital camera
  • Engineered for both right and left-handed users

Right now the MCA is more of a concept than a finished product, but Intel and Philips said their efforts have been based on extensive research carried out with physicians and nurses. Production is set for Q4, which is when we expect to get more information on this unique Tablet.

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