Patients who have chronic wounds and may be immobilized can now receive treatment in their homes by experienced clinicians who collaborate remotely with certified wound care specialists miles away. Wound Technology Network is using wireless technology services from AT&T* and empowering healthcare professionals with smart mobile devices to diagnose and prescribe treatments for patients with chronic wounds anytime, anywhere.
Under a two year agreement with AT&T, Wound Technology Network will equip its clinical staff including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants across South Florida and Southern California with HTC FUZE(TM) smart mobile devices when providing care in patientâ€™s homes. Clinical staff will use the devices to access an application developed by iVisit, which creates videoconferencing tools for mobile devices and PCs, and speak live with a wound care specialist at Wound Technology Networkâ€™s tele-health center who will assist them to assess their patientsâ€™ wounds and perform the necessary treatment. To aid in the treatment process, clinical staff will also capture images of the patientâ€™s wounds using the HTC FUZE(TM) and transmit the images to the wound care specialists to upload onto an electronic medical record which is immediately faxed to the patientâ€™s primary care physician.
Until now, immobile patients and often those with chronic wounds relied heavily upon transport services for access to treatment, which often accounted for delayed diagnosis, prolonged hospital visits, and unnecessarily high treatment costs. Now having clinicians equipped with smart mobile devices, immobile patients have access to expert specialists for real-time diagnosis and treatment.
â€œHere at Wound Technology Network, we recognize that consistently delivering the highest quality wound care is difficult, but with the help of AT&T, we are able to deliver all the advantages of physician based services while we are treating patients in the comfort of their home,â€ said George Pollack, Chief Technology Officer. â€œNot only are our specialists able to deliver on-site quality care in real-time, they are able to aid in significantly minimizing the healing time of patients and the overall cost of their treatment.â€
The HTC Touch Pro/ HTC Fuze has, in its TV out, a great feature, but it only works with a relatively expensive $21.99 HTC TV out cable. For a feature that will not be used very often it can be a bit pricy, but I think at $2.79 it becomes a no-brainer.
This hack, discovered on the PPCGeeks forum, makes this radical cost reduction possible. It turns out all you need is an iPod TV-out cable connected to the HTC Fuze multi-adaptor cable and a small registry edit to get TV out for cheap working.
Looks like the guys over at www.fuzemobility.com have posted some very helpful hints for all you HTC Fuze / HTC Touch Pro users.
There are some good registry tweaks as well as shortcuts for your device. Â There is a little bit of something in there for everybody from the novice to the professional windows mobile user.
There are three sections from NOOB, Big Fuzer, and Pro.Â So you will have some idea of how hard or risky each modification is prior to trying it.Â Thanks to DavidK for his hard work to help out the community. -ppcmobility.com
Some interesting finds are:
Remaping the PTT button (for HTC Fuze users)
Removing the delay in taking photos
Speeding up your Touch Pro Keyboard (will also work for other devices) thanks to scotchua @ xda-developers for originally posting this)
Adding a custom city to TouchFLO 3D.
Snap a photo of a Barcode and Automatically compare prices online.
The HTC Fuze features the same glossy battery cover as the HTC Touch Diamond, making the device a finger and smudge playground. Many have wondered, and now Raspster from XDA-Developers have confirmed the battery cover is in fact interchangeable with the much classier and matte version as found on the GSM HTC Touch Pro.
The cover is available from eXpansys for a pricy $29.99 (plus$2.50 for shipping) but who can put a price an practicality. Fortunately for WMPoweruser readers we offer eXpansys vouchers which brings the price down by around $15 (but you may need to spend around $31 to qualify however).
Many HTC Touch Pro users have complained about the HTC Touch Pro D-pad. Up and down works fine, but left, and especially right works pretty poorly, with accidental activation of the surrounding keys very common.
Fortunately it seems there is a better way after all. The fortuitous destruction of a HTC Touch Pro has given us an inside look at the D-pad, and one sharp xda-developer named Vexingv suggested that instead of trying to press the rim of the D-pad, it may be better to actually press between the Back and End Call, or Home and Call button.
Amazingly it works much better, as can be seen in the video below. It very soon becomes second nature, and you will very soon wonder what the problem was after all.
Let us know in the comment section if it works for you too.
Ever wonder what the insides of our slick smartphones looks like? The misfortune of a member of XDA-Developers, who dropped his phone 50 metres (164 feet), and saw it run over by two cars have given us a peek into the insides of the device, and it isn’t pretty. (click for larger versions)
The main lesson here is clearly that one should attach something to that lanyard hook after all, and that some things can not be unseen. Another good idea may be to get insurance for your device, which fortunately covered this accident.
Slashgear has both a Sprint HTC Touch Pro and an AT&T HTC Fuze, and have been comparing them with each others. Surprisingly there are quite a large number of differences between the two devices.
Besides the obvious internal CDMA vs GSM differences, Slashgear noted the following differences:
AT&T HTC Fuze
Sprint HTC Touch Pro
No belt holster
No number row
More symbol and shortcut keys
Less shortcut keys, no start or Ok key
6.6 hour talk time
4 hour talk time
Less responsive TouchFlo3D
Louder speaker phone, but worse sound quality
Less loud, but fuller and richer
Speaker at back
Speaker on top
2 mm longer
Shiny chrome accents
Square stylus top
Rounded stylus top
Less recessed action button
More recessed action button
Push to talk button
No Push to talk button
Whether these minor differences will make the decision to chose either device is unlikely, but it should be noted that there have been many reports of poorer video performance on the CDMA devices, and also poorer battery life, both which may be more significant.
Read the full article, which includes many pictures illustrating the differences here.
The HTC Fuze for AT&T ships with Windows Mobile 6.1, push e-mail capabilities, and a good helping of multimedia features, including a 3.2 megapixel camera. Other highlights include a full QWERTY keyboard; VGA touch screen; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth: GPS; and HSDPA support.
The HTC Fuze doesn’t have a standard headphone jack, and the smartphone is a bit bulky. Speakerphone quality isn’t the greatest and streaming video can cause the phone to stall. It’s also pricey.
The bottom line:
For AT&T business customers who demand the most out of their smartphones, the HTC Fuze is up to the task, delivering plenty of features, good performance, and a functional design.
… and gave the device a luke-warm 3 1/2 out of 5 starts.
The feature-rich HTC Fuze for AT&T is a stylish cell phone with a responsive touch screen and a gorgeous display. But the Fuze’s sluggish performance and average keyboard proved frustrating in our tests.
Overall the Fuze impresses with a gorgeous display and a variety of multimedia features, but HTC still has a few kinks to work out in the phone’s interface, performance-wise.
We actually werenâ€™t even going to do an unboxing / first impressions post. Seen one HTC Touch Pro, seen â€˜em all, right? Wrong, guys. In a rare example of AT&T not scumming down their devices (adding crapware, horrible themes, removing features, blocking stuff), we think theyâ€™ve actually made the device better!
How about a short, short summary? The AT&T HTC Fuze is the best Windows Mobile Professional phone on the market.
So a rather mixed reception so far, but I say if the BoyGenius loves it, its got to be good. Major sites Engadget and Gizmodo still have to step up with a review, as does that rather awful New York Times columnist. We shall bring their views to you when they do.
We have heard of the phone trickling out of AT&T stores earlier, but if you don’t want to join the queue (and we hear each store only has 10) you can now hop on over to AT&T’s website and order directly.
The smartphone starts out at $499 but ends up $299 after a 2 year contract and mail-in rebate.
WMExperts has put up a full review of the upcoming HTC Fuze, and I think its safe to say they like it. Their conclusion was:
The Fuze is a powerful and polished Windows Mobile smartphone. If you don’t mind needing two hands to type and you’re on AT&T, the only reason I see not to upgrade is if you’re holding out for the Xperia X1. Even compared against the X1, however, the Fuze more than holds its own. The high resolution screen, decent performance, small form factor, and included software mean that it really does deserve the ‘next gen’ moniker I gave it at the beginning of the review.
My quibbles: Battery life is only barely adequate, I wish there was a 3.5mm headset jack, I did experience occasional lag, and I do think that there’s still too much UI dissonance between Windows Mobile and TouchFlo 3D. Experienced Windows Mobile users know how to get around all of those issues, though, and if that’s you, then the Fuze just may be in your future.
Compact size, despite thickness
Good suite of built-in software
3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
Much faster and more responsive than the Tilt
Battery good for a full day at best
Dissonance between TouchFlo 3D and Windows Mobile UI
Overall their score it a solid 4/5 , which I think is a bit low for such a fantastic device, which i think will make most of its users very happy.
Via FuzeMobility.com, we bring you an internal brochure describing the AT&T HTC Fuze. Not too much new here of course, but its nice to see most of the features are intact. Mention is made of TV-out, but unfortunately nothing is said about the FM Radio.