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November 2005

The Integration of the Internet, Mobile Phones, Digital Photography, and Computer-Aided Design Software to Achieve Telemedical Wound Measurement and Care—Reply

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(11):1470-1472. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.11.1471

In reply

We read with interest the letter by Kanthraj concerning our research team’s article on telemedical wound care using mobile telephones.1 In the model proposed by Kanthraj, a local health care provider takes digital images of leg ulcers, sends them to a specialized center for automated wound management, and obtains the calculated wound parameters. We agree that this is a challenging concept, which is technically feasible, but we do not agree that this approach is “of vital importance” for telemedical wound care in remote geographic areas.

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