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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: London Health Science Centre, Revolabs, More

May 07, 2016

The Conferencing arena made news again in the past seven days, and we have a look at some of the more noteworthy stories.

We start with the Health Arena this week, as a physiotherapy program called TONE is reportedly making inroads at the London Health Sciences Centre’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) for the unique way that it helps patients stay motivated while waiting for organ transplants. TONE uses Skype to link practitioners, such as London’s Nancy Howes and Tracey Fuller, with their patients, such as Ellen Desrosiers, who local paper The Londoner said was introduced to MOTP’s physiotherapy after she underwent preliminary surgery to prepare her for a heart transplant. Desrosiers commented that, though the exercises were uncomfortable, they ultimately provided her with a sense of accomplishment. Read more about this unique technology HERE.

In other news, there are very few businesses out there that are doing so well that the business isn't looking for a way to expand. Video conferencing is one way that's gaining a lot of traction, and even here, there are four ways to make a business more productive with video conferencing, as detailed in a new report from Asian Correspondent. Writer Steve Anderson notes that video conferencing's benefits are well-known, including saving money on business travel, but the benefits can only really be realized if the businesses have the right equipment to take advantage. “These tools can in turn be used in other ways, including being able to branch out into other sectors like video making, increasingly a growth mechanic for marketing operations,” he says. Go HERE to see more.

Increasingly, video conferencing is the technology that ties the business world together when it can’t be under the same roof. It’s a broad technology, however, and can be anything from a video Skype chat on a smartphone to a sophisticated room conference system that uses tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment. The first option is cheap and easy but often low quality. The second will (or might be) higher quality, but it is more complex and out of the reach of many companies’ budgets. For most companies, the solution is to seek something in between and hope for good quality. Go HERE to see some of those solutions, and go HERE for even more news of the video conferencing world.