Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant

The Texas based Company Motion Computing has recently announced that its clinically oriented C5 tablet PC has been upgraded and fortified with a new solid-state drive (SSD). The C5 also includes integrated mobile broadband that extends its usability to the point of care, regardless of patient location.

With C5’s optional integrated mobile broadband, mobile clinicians can improve productivity by accessing important patient information including digital images and patient history details. Care applications, such as those in home healthcare, could benefit from the improved connectivity since it will enable users to collaborate better with treating clinicians and thus reduce travel. The immediate transfer of documentation after every patient visit could reduce processing delays, and the SSD could help protect the C5 from occasional bumps and general wear.

In addition to the new SSD drive, the C5 and F5 now feature improved capacity with standard 80 GB hard disk drives (HDD) at no additional cost. The practical meaning is that more data could be stored, reducing the need for a checkpoint in which stored information is transferred from the C5 tablet to a stationary computer (or vice versa).

“Motion understands mobile workforces and we are focused on improving productivity across a broad range of environments, from the patient bedside to the construction site,” said Mike Stinson, VP of Marketing at Motion. “Customer feedback is a critical part of improving our tablet PCs, and based on recent input we’re confident that these upgrades will enable our target customers to be more productive, no matter where work takes them.”

TFOT has previously covered other developments that help clinicians in the field, such as the birth of the cell phone microscope and the development of technology for transmitting medical images via cellular phones developed by the Hebrew University researchers in Israel. Other related TFOT stories include the development of technology that may enable cheaper, faster, and more accurate three-dimensional imaging, made at BGU in Israel, and Samsung’s first-ever SSD drive.

More information on the Tablet C5 can be found on Motion Computing’s website.

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