Philips debuts CliniScape
Philips Medical Systems introduced CliniScape, a new mobile clinical assistant (MCA) device, at the World of Health IT annual congress in Vienna, Austria, this week.

The mobile point of care product features a 10.4-inch pen-touch screen, radiofrequency identification and barcode scanning capabilities, and a digital camera.

Designed as a semi-sealed device without any input/output ports except for one USB slot behind a protective cover, the MCA can be wiped clean with disinfectant to reduce the spread of infection. A docking unit for the device comes with a built-in battery charger, three USB ports and one ethernet jack to allow the MCA to be used as a desktop device when docked.

Available in early spring 2008, the CliniScape MCA is based on a 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo Processor with a 60 GB hard-disk drive, 1 GB SDRAM, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Windows XP Tablet PC edition (Vista planned), and a 10.4-inch XGA touch-screen with digitizer, Philips said.