Telehealth and Burn Care: From Faxes to Augmented Reality

Bioengineering (Basel). 2022 May 13;9(5):211. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering9050211.


Despite advances in telemedicine, practices remain diverse, ranging from telephonic to still images and video-based conferencing. We review the various modes of telemedicine in burn care and summarize relevant studies, including their contributions and limitations. We also review the role of a more recent technology, augmented reality, and its role in the triage and management of burn patients. Telemedicine in burn care remains diverse, with varied outcomes in accuracy and efficiency. Newer technologies such as augmented reality have not been extensively studied or implemented but show promise in immersive, real-time triage.

Keywords: augmented reality; burn surgery; burn wound; telehealth; telemedicine.

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This research received no external funding.