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As hospitals look at potential applications for Apple's newly announced iPad, the hardware made an appearance with comedian Stephen Colbert at Sunday's 52nd Grammy Awards.

Hospitals curious about Apple iPad

According to The Sacramento Bee, some hospitals are experimenting with tablet-style computers, and Apple's iPad is now on their radar. It quoted an official with nonprofit managed care organization Kaiser Permanente who said tablet computers could help doctors and nurses spend more time with patients.

In a San Francisco-based program dubbed "Destination Bedside," officials hope to provide superior care by giving hospital workers tablets that would provide X-rays, charts, prescriptions and notes all on one device at the tap of the finger. The company expects to settle on one tablet for company-wide distribution later this year.

And in the running is Apple's iPad, thanks in part to the popularity of the iPhone. But until the iPad can be tested for real-world use in the hospitals, officials are keeping their options open. One touchscreen device called the Motion C5, controlled by a stylus, has been in trial.

Dr. Javeed Siddiqui, associate medical director for the Center for Health and Technology at UC Davis Medical Center, told the Bee he's excited by the potential the iPad offers for the medical industry.

"It's portable and it's lightweight," he said. "It has touch screen, a Web browser -- and all those features can be utilized as a way to integrate technology in patient care."

The real potential for the iPad in the medical field will lie in the ability to write custom applications for the hardware. In addition to a number of bundled applications, the iPad will have access to Apple's App Store, which now offers more than 140,000 different options.

Health care workers excited about the possibilities won't have to wait long for Apple's iPad. The Wi-Fi only version, starting at $499, is expected to ship by the end of March. The 3G-enabled version, which carries a $130 premium, should arrive a month later.

Real iPad appears at Grammy Awards

When introducing the nominees for "Song of the Year" at the Grammys, Colbert jokingly searched his pockets and looked around, acting as if he had misplaced his list.

"Where's the list? Oh, I know," he said. "It's on my iPad."



Colbert then reached under his jacket and pulled out a fully functional iPad. The device even rotated its orientation as the comedian held it in his right hand, above his shoulder, displaying the Apple device to the audience. Its appearance garnered cheers and laughter from the crowd.

"Jay-Z, did you not get one of these in your gift bag?" Colbert joked. "Am I cooler than you?"
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Re: Colbert - That looked like the real thing too!
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post #4 of 87
A brilliant plug for Apple, with a bit of standard (and lovable) Colbert corniness thrown in.
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Will the touch interface work through rubber gloves?
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Colbert is such a wonderful Apple nerd! I seriously would not be surprised if he was on this message board somewhere. *looks at all of you suspiciously*
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Re: Colbert - That looked like the real thing too!

It certainly was functioning... the screen rotated a couple of times as he moved it through the air.

Awesome placement and the iPad looked awesome. It even fit in his pocket!

 

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Will the touch interface work through rubber gloves?

My guess would be yes. I tried it on my iPhone and it works just fine.
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Will the touch interface work through rubber gloves?

Non-issue. Doctors are currently hauling laptops from patient to patient which is kinda disgusting, from my POV. The iPad is a smooth surface and could be cleaned very easily... however it would invite more jokes about sanitary iPads.

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Which other computer device company has had so much appeal and gets free publicity for a product that has not been launched.

To non-apple people, understand you may not like company and its products, but you have to respect what the company has achieved in last 15 years and the innovation it has added to the world.

If not down with that, I got two words for your ............. :-)
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The iPad would be great for hospitals as soon as the new bed pan app is released.

I know you believe you are funny, but trust me YOU ARE still not funny
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Which other computer device company has had so much appeal and gets free publicity for a product that has not been launched.)


It's cute that you think that it's free publicity
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The real potential for the iPad in the medical field will lie in the ability to write custom applications for the hardware.

In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

Also they will need a Finder App for file browsing.


Another big problem is the touch screen gets very greasy from human oils and needs constant cleaning. The hands don't have any pores so necessary oils are gotten from other parts of the body in a natural process of wiping.

(this is why the Mighty Mouse scroll ball and roller wheels would get gunked up and fail)

If your wearing a lot of clothes, like in winter, your hands get dried out and then one tends to use lotion, which also messes up the iPad's touch screen.

So a stylus might actually be the best thing than touching the screen in high volume locations.
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In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

Also they will need a Finder App for file browsing.


Another big problem is the touch screen gets very greasy from human oils and needs constant cleaning. The hands don't have any pores so necessary oils are gotten from other parts of the body in a natural process of wiping.

(this is why the Mighty Mouse scroll ball and roller wheels would get gunked up and fail)

If your wearing a lot of clothes, like in winter, your hands get dried out and then one tends to use lotion, which also messes up the iPad's touch screen.

So a stylus might actually be the best thing than touching the screen in high volume locations.

Why will they need a Finder app?? Apps on the iPad have a self contained file system. Meaning whatever file you want to access you retrieve through the corresponding application.. You want to open a pages file you open up pages and voila..
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My doctor has been using Tablet PCs for several years. They use a stylus, and have a huge 12" screen. I imagine they are very clunky to use. The screen quality is terrible. I also imagine they cost much, much more than $499.
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In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

Also they will need a Finder App for file browsing.


Another big problem is the touch screen gets very greasy from human oils and needs constant cleaning. The hands don't have any pores so necessary oils are gotten from other parts of the body in a natural process of wiping.

(this is why the Mighty Mouse scroll ball and roller wheels would get gunked up and fail)

If your wearing a lot of clothes, like in winter, your hands get dried out and then one tends to use lotion, which also messes up the iPad's touch screen.

So a stylus might actually be the best thing than touching the screen in high volume locations.

If you ever worked at a hospital, the lotion is removed within seconds, since you are constantly washing your hands. I very much doubt there will have issues with the screens due to oily/greasy hands.
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No really that was funny.

Yes
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I was impressed that Colbert was able to pull out a fully functioning iPad from a custom made Tuxedo pocket. I had no idea he had it on him. It seemed almost like a magic trick. Can you imagine all the clothing designers rushing to their drawing boards trying to come up with new coats and jackets that could hold an IPad as smoothly as Colbert's did. Another business created and the device is not even on the store shelves.

For doctors in hospitals, they would have their stethoscope in their already large pocket on one side and their iPad on the other. Get ready for a new doctor look.
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why would a tablet computer used by a hospital need a finder/file system. The data they access isn't going to be on the tablet, but rather on a server or servers the network.
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After Stephen started asking for an iPad last week on his show, I KNEW he would have one by Monday. My wife was skeptical.

The Colbert Bump ensures that the iPad will be a success.
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Well to each his own...for those complaining about a lack of stylus for the iPad, iPhone and Touch, look for the Pogo:

http://tenonedesign.com/stylus.php
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In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

That isn't a problem at all. Apple has an Enterprise developer option when you sign up to develop apps. So you can build apps for your companies devices without using the app store. Most folks don't seem to know that this exists, but Apple already supports enterprise applications that don't go through the app store or its approval process.
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Apparently Apple ripped off the Chinese with concern to iPad design...only one thing wrong with this story, that tablet is running windows.. lol

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/...tories+2%29%29
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Now it makes you look cool, in 2 years time it won't
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why would a tablet computer used by a hospital need a finder/file system. The data they access isn't going to be on the tablet, but rather on a server or servers the network.

you may need to download data unless you put up wifi in every corner of the hospital's winding hallways. and you have to be careful what you put up since some devices may interfere with heart monitors. my wife used to work in an ER and they had special cell phones they used.

and the iPad will need to be HIPAA certified before any medical professional will use it
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Apparently Apple ripped off the Chinese with concern to iPad design...only one thing wrong with this story, that tablet is running windows.. lol

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/...tories+2%29%29

No double standard there, it's good that Wired laid the claims bare to show how ridiculous it was.

Apple's iPad doesn't even use the chrome trim, which Wired noted is suspiciously like Apple's Touch.
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Unfortunately, sterilization is a big issue in hospitals and it isn't simply as issue of keeping an MD or nurse's iPad away from patients with infections. Often a patient is admitted without knowing what they have. Only later are control measures applied. If an iPad is caught in that situation, what are they going to do with it?

If I were Apple, I'd be looking for engineers who know how to ruggedize, waterproof, and dust-proof mobile products. ICOM, maker of commercial and amateur two-way radios, has discovered that it often makes sense to military-spec products. Some customers need that ruggedness and will pay for it.

Apple is no longer a niche marketer. It should be looking into creating ruggedized versions of iPhones, iPod touches and the iPad.
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Will the touch interface work through rubber gloves?

Well, my iPhone does. Works perfectly, actually, with latex gloves. Dunno about nitrile gloves, tho ( the bright blue ones).
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Unfortunately, sterilization is a big issue in hospitals and it isn't simply as issue of keeping an MD or nurse's iPad away from patients with infections. Often a patient is admitted without knowing what they have. Only later are control measures applied. If an iPad is caught in that situation, what are they going to do with it?

If I were Apple, I'd be looking for engineers who know how to ruggedize, waterproof, and dust-proof mobile products. ICOM, maker of commercial and amateur two-way radios, has discovered that it often makes sense to military-spec products. Some customers need that ruggedness and will pay for it.

Apple is no longer a niche marketer. It should be looking into creating ruggedized versions of iPhones, iPod touches and the iPad.

And their coats and pens and charts and everything else they come in contact with. This isn't an iPad issue. It's a sterile technique issue.
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In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

Apple offers a corporate device licensing to major institutions such as hospitals and universities. They can run custom software in the iPhone OS environment and the application doesn't neccessarily have to be in Appstore. One feature during WWDC 08 keynote was the ability to remotely wipe all data from the device to prevent any confidential information from external exposure in case the device was lost or stolen. This was then later added to the general public in version 3.0 as a MobileMe service. I'm not surprised when they upgrade corporate device solutions from the current iPhones to iPads.
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For doctors in hospitals, they would have their stethoscope in their already large pocket on one side and their iPad on the other. Get ready for a new doctor look.

OMG! I <3 my lab coat! It's iPad ready!
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Somebody at Apple deserves a raise for coming up with that brilliant promotion.
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Somebody at Apple deserves a raise for coming up with that brilliant promotion.

Seen or soon to be replayed almost worldwide.

 

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Seen or soon to be replayed almost worldwide.

Any YouTube links?
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Dunno. The Grammy's were live here in Japan, and I imagine in many countries. Others will likely have a replay.

 

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In other words, they want to be able to run their own software without having to go through the App Store and giving up trade secrets in the process.

You know there is the iPhone Developer Enterprise program for just that sort of thing, don't you?

http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/apply.html

There is App store review for in-house apps. I think hospitals can afford the extra $200 over the standard developer package.
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If I were Apple, I'd be looking for engineers who know how to ruggedize, waterproof, and dust-proof mobile products. ICOM, maker of commercial and amateur two-way radios, has discovered that it often makes sense to military-spec products. Some customers need that ruggedness and will pay for it.

You'd just need a case that has a waterproof seal around the bezel for that, not a whole different product.
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Will the touch interface work through rubber gloves?

I put my iPhone in a zip-lock bag whenever I want to use it in a wet environment (like the bath). The touch controls work perfectly well through plastic. The iPad should work fine inside a sterile bag.
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Dunno. The Grammy's were live here in Japan, and I imagine in many countries. Others will likely have a replay.

Do you live in Japan full time, if you don't mind my asking?
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It's cute that you think that it's free publicity

The reason's it's free publicity is because of all the websites and news organizations playing the clip, and all the news stories about it.

Apple may or may not have paid for theplacement (it's possible they didn't have to, as the iPad was a prop in a joke), but all the attention afterwards wass definitely free.
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