A Low-Cost, Tablet-Based Option for Prehospital Neurologic Assessment

Objectives: In this 2-center study, we assessed the technical feasibility and reliability of a low cost, tablet-based mobile telestroke option for ambulance transport and hypothesized that the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) could be performed with similar reliability between remote and bedside examinations.

Methods: We piloted our mobile telemedicine system in 2 geographic regions,