In 2001, the Telemedicine Center designed and deployed a system that allows mothers that are confined to their rooms for medical reasons (in the Family Birth Center or on 1 West) to virtually visit their babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The system was constructed from existing Center equipment, including telephone-based videoconferencing technology, and allows the mothers to see their newborn children and speak with a NICU nurse about their baby's condition. Tele-visitation has proven successful in relieving the anxiety levels of unstable moms while promoting mother and family bonding with their baby(s) and continues to be used regularly.
ECU Telemedicine Center
Brody School of Medicine at ECU | Greenville, NC 27834 USA
Phone: 252.744.3855 | Fax: 252.744.1872