SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - TokBox, a Telefónica company, today announced it will unveil its WebRTC powered Telehealth Solution at the SXSW Interactive SX Health & MedTech Expo. TokBox will showcase its leading WebRTC platform and a range of health and fitness innovators, including Calgary Scientific and Yogaia, which have embedded real-time communications into web and mobile applications to bring on-demand secure and specialist healthcare for patients and users around the world.
The conference, held March 12-13, 2016 is an integral part of the SXSW Interactive program, bringing together healthcare innovators and thought leaders for two days of exhibitions and interactive discussions on the future of health and technology.
TokBox develops and operates the OpenTok platform, a global cloud platform for embedding live video, voice, messaging and screen sharing experiences into websites and mobile applications. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale multiparty broadcasts.
The OpenTok platform is powering a growing number of innovative healthcare applications, particularly in telehealth. Health and fitness organizations are increasingly leveraging WebRTC to embed real-time communications into web and mobile-based solutions to offer secure and specialist services such as virtual medical consultations, live diagnostics, home-based care and monitoring, collaboration tools, robotics and personal emergency response systems.
Driven by technology platforms such as OpenTok, the telehealth industry is undergoing rapid growth with revenues in the US expected to increase by roughly 45% this year, hitting $585 million by year-end, according to IBIS Market Research. As healthcare costs continue to rise, consumers and healthcare professionals alike are increasingly looking to innovative alternatives such as telehealth in order to access affordable care.
At the event, TokBox will unveil its Telehealth Solution, a purpose built real-time communication solution for health and fitness applications. Built on top of the OpenTok platform, the Telehealth Solution enables organizations to easily and seamlessly embed a live video, voice, messaging and screen sharing widget directly into new and existing web and mobile interfaces. Whether for a doctor to share results with a patient, or for specialists to collaborate with an expert over medical records, users can get the help or advice they need, anytime, anywhere. Fully encrypted and HIPAA compliant, the Telehealth Solution ensures patient information is safe and secure.
TokBox will also present telehealth applications powered by the OpenTok platform including Calgary Scientific's Resolution MD® -- a diagnostic and medical imaging collaboration software and Yogaia -- a live yoga studio that brings interactive real-time classes to anyone on any device.
TokBox CEO, Scott Lomond, said: "WebRTC is empowering companies of all sizes to build remarkable applications such as on-demand health advice, video diagnostics, real-time medical collaboration, fitness and wellness coaching and telepresence robots. These services are completely revolutionizing the healthcare industry as we know it -- freeing up doctors rooms, promoting healthier lifestyles and relieving the burden of rising healthcare costs. The TokBox Telehealth Solution will make it even more accessible for health and fitness companies to embed real-time communications to build engaging, interactive and potentially life changing applications. We're proud to showcase our technology at a landmark event that is driving innovation in healthcare."
TokBox, a Telefónica company, develops and operates the OpenTok Platform, making it fast and easy to embed live video, voice, messaging and screen sharing into websites, mobile applications and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video and voice interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale broadcasts.
The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with powerful APIs and a global cloud infrastructure. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than 100,000 services by companies including Mozilla, Major League Baseball, Valspar, Bridgestone Golf, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos and Double Robotics. For more information visit www.tokbox.com