From Everest To Yale, A Test Of Telemedicine

ON APR. 23, A 15-MEMBER TEAM OF MOUNTAINEER-PHYSICIANS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY ventured to Mt. Everest's base camp, 17,500 feet above sea level, to study how the body responds in such a harsh environment. Throughout the experiment, the team will be linked with doctors back home through a communications network that can transmit voice, video, and numerical data from base camp in Nepal to Yale in real time.

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