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Next-Generation HD Videoconferencing Will Provide Immediate Public Benefits

February 1, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer, Case Western Reserve University. Credit: MediaVision, Case Western Reserve University

By Marlene Cimons, Phys Org

Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer, Case Western Reserve University. Credit: MediaVision, Case Western Reserve University

The patient, who sees her neurologist regularly for "memory coaching" to counter the effects of short-term memory loss, never has to leave home for her appointments. The doctor, who is 40 minutes away, never has to leave his office. They "meet" by video.

"There is nothing she needs to do, as long as the system is on," says Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University. "She just needs to be in the right place at the right time."

In some ways, it's almost better than meeting in person, since this is not just any standard video system. It is next generation high definition, multipoint videoconferencing, with stereoscopic sound, that relies upon high-speed broadband resources and supports full uncompressed data-meaning it produces images sharper and clearer than those that can be seen by the naked eye. But to simply call it videoconferencing would be misleading, Gonick says.

"It's about collaborating, humans communicating with each other," he says. It is a brand new "collaborative platform" that, "in terms of the technical experience, is the difference between standard definition and ultra high definition," Gonick says. "Once you've watched football in high definition, you will never go back."

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