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.
Braun RP. 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