Wouldn’t it be cool to use your iPhone to perform video otoscopy? How about a high-quality video otoscope with a built-in LCD screen capable of wirelessly transferring captured images to your iPad or Kindle? If either of these technologies sounds intriguing and you will be at AudiologyNow in San Antonio next week, come visit Oaktree Products in the Audiology Solutions Exhibit Hall (booth #352) for some hands-on experience with these innovative product offerings. Even if you won’t be in Texas for the big show, the following is the quick and dirty on two very new and exciting video otoscopes.
The CellScope Oto PRO™ is a Smartphone-enabled digital otoscope designed to work with your iPhone 5, 5s or 6. The optical otoscope attachment converts the iPhone into a video otoscope that can capture, view, and share images or video of the tympanic membrane when used in conjunction with the CellScope mobile app. The product comes packaged with a specially designed iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 6 case, an optical otoscope attachment, two pediatric-sized reusable specula (2.5mm), two adult-sized reusable specula (4.5mm), a storage container (for otoscope attachment and specula) with attachable lanyard, and quick start guide. Instructions for use including how to download the necessary app within the App Store also provided. The CellScope Oto PRO™ is also capable of insufflation for purposes of performing pneumatic otoscopy and compatible with Welch Allyn Insufflation Bulb (item# 21504) and the Welch Allyn Macroview Insufflation Bulb (item# 23804). The system is compatible with Welch Allyn Disposable Kleenspec (item# 52432U and 52434U) and Heine All-Spec Disposable specula (item# B-00.11.127 and B-00.11.128)
The JedMed Horus+ is a digital hand-held video otoscope with a built-in LCD screen to capture digital images and record video of the ear canal and tympanic membrane. The UVC mode allows images from the LCD screen to project to a larger computer screen. Captured images and video files may be transferred from the Horus+ to a computer via provided USB cable. An optional Eyefi Mobi card will wirelessly send images and videos from the Horus+ to a computer, Tablet, iPhone, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. The rechargeable, lithium ion battery provides up to 4 hours of continuous use when fully charged. No software installation is required making this an easy-to-use and convenient tool. The product comes packaged with one JedMed Insufflation Bulb, eight adult disposable specula, and eight pediatric disposable specula. The Horus+ is compatible with Welch Allyn Disposable Kleenspec (item# 52432U and 52434U) and Heine All-Spec Disposable specula (item# B-00.11.127 and B-00.11.128). For more information on these or any other video otoscope products, contact Oaktree Products toll free 800.347.1960 and ask for customer service.