Mayo Clinic: Tablets alternative to laptops for remote EEG use

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix have successfully demonstrated that computer tablets are effective in analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) results outside of a hospital setting. The findings of their study, recently presented at the American Academy of Neurology conference in San Diego, showed that tablets are an acceptable alternative to traditional laptops for remote EEG interpretation. The study concluded that the tablets cost significantly less and weighed less than the laptops while having a comparable screen resolution. In addition, the boot-up time was significantly longer for the laptops compared to the tablets. Nevertheless, the biggest disadvantage of the tablets compared to the laptops was screen size. "Despite the marginally smaller screen size, the ease of use, accessibility, and reliability make the tablet a viable option for its integration into the tele-EEG practice," said Matthew Hoerth, M.D., a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, in an announcement. Announcement