The system offers telehealth visits on-demand
All 2021 and 2022 LG smart TVs will be equipped with a health education and telehealth app from the senior-focused health platform Independa, the company announced today. The platform will allow users to set up and have telehealth appointments through their TV.
While telehealth visits via apps on smartphones and computers have become normal for many patients during the pandemic, using a TV-sized screen to see a doctor can be helpful for people with eyesight issues, says Kian Saneii, Independa’s founder and CEO. It also makes it easier for doctors to ask people to stand up or show more of their body during the visit. “You can’t hold your phone out far enough to show the right thing,” he says. “Versus on the TV, you can walk around, you can bend your arm — the actual engagement becomes more effective.”