Daniel Campos, Moonlighters Studio CEO, a software and hardware development startup in Fortaleza, Brazil, noted that the difficulty of performing diagnostic tests in remote areas of the country has grown exponentially in recent years. After realizing that many doctors sought to eradicate the problem, Campos moved the startup to create a solution that would lead mobility diagnostic to regions with no infrastructure and high demand.
“Health is a basic need that should exist in every country as a whole, regardless of how remote or inaccessible certain areas are,” says Campos, “My wish is that these affected families have the same access to health care means available in the capitals.”
The model and activist Gelila Bekele shares the same view as Campos in access to health care for the population.
Bekele says, “Life is a perspective and for me, if the human being has access to school, clean water, food, proper health care, que is the basis of human rights.”
The solution called Ultra Image allows the capture of exam images and patient information, post image processing and generation of medical reports without a large and expensive infrastructure, requiring only a laptop and internet connection when possible.
Ultra Image integrates with imaging examination equipment such as portable ultrasound, mammography, CR, among others, and uses the DICOM international standard for medical images to capture pictures and patient information, synchronizing with the cloud when connected to the Internet.
“I can work the parameters of the test images anywhere. I’m able to provide the diagnosis and reports remotely without the need for the patient to move to the capital, “says Dr. Maria Celia Birth Cossi, medical radiologist, head of the health committee of the group Women of Brazil.
More information about the Ultra Image and its applications can be found in www.moonlighters.com.br site.