Currently , telemedicine is approached from two different perspectives , however mutually exclusive:
- Traditionally, telemedicine has been made possible by the digitization of signals and data.
- The most recent one, is linked with the development of mobile devices , with better performance, more ergonomic and more usability . Normally, it draws on new information technologies and communication (TICS)
In the 70s of last century, Pedro Lain Entralgo, Psychiatrist and historian placed the medicine between « power and perplexity». Today, if the power conferred by the technique definitely prevails, problems such as the place of the patient within, on the one hand, a technique and social dimensions, and, on the other hand, a scientific system have begun to be revealed .
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