VO SYSTEM: DIGITAL COMPONENTS
In order to store, edit, recall, compare and print VO images as patient records, it is necessary to provide an interface from the VO analog system to a computer which has been adapted for this purpose.The author's office VO system, containing a full range of analog and digital features, is shown below. Because of the author's clinical text and hypertext publishing requirements, this system transcends the requirements for routine application in a hearing health practice. The digital extension of a VO system is invaluable in a practice where VO is used routinely in patient hearing aid and hearing health follow-up. To date, two companies, Starkey and Lori Labs, provide integrated hardware, software and technical support for computer-based Video Otoscopy in a hearing health practice. Other manufacturers can be expected to offer computer support for VO systems.
Roy F. Sullivan, Ph.D.