Innovation Watch: Imaging Tools

Welch Allyn - iExaminer with iPhone

Welch Allyn’s iExaminer

Welch Allyn has moved their PanOptic Ophthalmoscope into the mobile playing field with their iExaminer Adapter and iExaminer App.  The adapter, designed to attach the PanOptic Ophthalmoscope to an iPhone 4 or 4S, allows providers to capture images with the iPhone’s camera for consultation, patient education, or for later comparison.

Flexicam: Base Medical Camera

Inline’s Flexicam and Flexicam Mobile

We’re keeping an eye on the ongoing development of Inline’s new Flexicam and Flexicam Mobile medical camera systems. The innovation in this case is the use of a camera base unit with interchangeable exam tips or probes.  The hand-held camera includes an LED bulb, eliminating the need for a separate light box.  We had the opportunity to experiment with both the Flexicam and the Flexicam Mobile systems. The only difference between the two is the method of viewing and storing images; both use the same cameras and exam probes. 

olloclip: Eye - Macro

The olloclip

The current trend for most smart phone designs is to increase the screen size and the resolution of built-in cameras.  With many users bypassing their point-and-shoot cameras for their phone’s camera, the market for phone-photo peripherals is set to expand.