Emano Tec, Inc., a Waban, Massachusetts firm, is introducing a medical tablet that weighs under a pound, sports an 8-hour battery life, and is touted to sustain “a 3-foot drop onto concrete without damage.”
The following punchlines are from the company:
Unlike PDA or Ultra PCs, MedTab offers the screen size and resolution necessary to view and update EMRs. Unlike Tablet PCs, MedTab is small and light enough to carry in a lab coat pocket.
Beyond this, MedTab will last a whole shift (12 hours) without recharging, is rugged and can be disinfected. MedTab offers the possibility of a single sign-on system since its software configuration and provisioning are controlled by the IT department and not the end user.
MedTab is lockdown and as such, the end user can not configure or modify its software or use it for any purpose other than what the IT department has configured it for. MedTab is easily provisioned remotely over a secure, wired LAN line or wirelessly over state of the art 802.11 security protocols which is configure remotely.
A stolen device represents little risk to security since the system is locked down, and it’s possible to monitor its position and know if it’s leaving a designated area.