SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 4, 2015) - TokBox, a Telefónica company, today announced it will be demonstrating its leading WebRTC platform at the Health 2.0 9th Annual Fall Conference 2015 in Silicon Valley, highlighting innovative companies embedding real-time communications into web and mobile healthcare applications. The conference, held October 4-7, is the premier showcase and catalyst event for the advancement of new health technologies.
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.
TokBox's OpenTok platform is powering a growing number of healthcare applications, particularly in telehealth, where companies are leveraging WebRTC to embed real-time communications into web and mobile-based solutions to offer services such as virtual consultations between doctors and patients, video 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 Health 2.0, TokBox will present telehealth applications powered by the OpenTok platform including Calgary Scientific's Resolution MD® -- a diagnostic and medical imaging collaboration software and In The Rooms, a remote, online community for recovering addicts.
TokBox CEO, Scott Lomond said: "WebRTC is opening up a world of opportunity in healthcare. Services such as on-demand health advice, video diagnostics, real-time medical collaboration and telepresence robots are freeing up doctors rooms and relieving the burden of rising healthcare costs. We're proud to showcase some truly inspiring, engaging and potentially life changing applications of embedded communications in healthcare that TokBox enabling. We're looking forward to to taking part in an event that drives innovation in this industry."
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
About Health 2.0
Health 2.0 is the premiere showcase and catalyst for the advancement of new health technologies. Through a global series of conferences, thought leadership roundtables, developer competitions, pilot programs, and leading market intelligence, Health 2.0 drives the innovation and collaboration necessary to transform health and health care. For more information visit www.health2con.com