Not only at the emergency site but also during the patientís transport to the hospital, telemedical assistance by the tele-EMS physician is accessible since the ambulance is equipped with an integrated communication unit besides the ultra-mobile data transmission unit for the emergency site. Bespoke aerials on the roof of the vehicle and further data cards provide an increased performance of data transmission quality. Data exchange between the two communication units is carried out via a secured WLAN. The other devices in the ambulance are connected to the integrated communication unit by a wired network.
A video camera, controllable by the tele-EMS physician, is installed at the ceiling of the ambulance. This camera can be used for assistance during treatment of the patient inside the ambulance and during the transportation if necessary. The patient's consent to transmit the data always has to be obtained if he is alert. Video data will not be saved afterwards since it is only available as live stream for the teleconsultation center.