The Remote Physical Examination Revolution

The biggest obstacle in telemedicine has to do with the limitations in doctors’ ability to perform a patient’s physical examination remotely. GalenSense, a compact hardware model that complements the GalenClinic digital health platform, is an advanced health kit that is extremely easy to use, allowing doctors to remotely obtain the physiological data they need by giving instructions to their patients. The examination process, which begins with a remote interview over GalenClinic, continues by obtaining a patient’s physiological data through GalenSense, which connects directly to the mobile application. In this way, doctors can view and record all a patient’s physiological symptoms as if they were right beside them. And thanks to its smart instructions, the device ensures that all of the data it collects is complete and accurate.

  • The Doctor’s Hands, Eyes, and Ears: GalenSense

    With the GalenSense device, the patient is instructed how to provide all the data a doctor needs, such as chest and abdominal sounds, temperature, and ear, nose, and throat images. Throughout this process, the mobile app directs and guides the patient so that the device can be held in the correct way and in the correct spot. The application shows the steps that the patient must follow in a simple way that can be understood by anyone. And once it has received the correct data, it records it and transmits it to the doctor.

  • Ensuring Reliable Data

    The device can be used when the patient and the doctor have remote video calls, as well as at the patient’s own request with the help of a smart assistant. In this way, a patient can view his or her data at any time and record it to send it to the doctor at a later time. Filters are also included in the software and device which analyze the data to obtain clean images and sounds, with an algorithm verifying that these images and sounds can be used to conduct a proper examination.