Jordan installs live-stream 'tourism webcams' (hoteliermiddleeast.com)
Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has partnered with Earthcam to launch a number of live-streaming webcams in tourism spots around the country.
The initiative, sponsored by Zain Jordan, is said to be the first of its kind in the Middle East. more... 2/12/2013
Jordan installs tourism webcams in collaboration with EarthCam (breakingtravelnews.com)
EarthCam and the award-winning Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) have teamed up to launch a collection of live streaming webcams, with views of some of the country’s most treasured and visited locations. This is a major development for the JTB, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install tourism webcams with great appreciation for Zain Jordan for sponsoring the live Internet feed for all cameras. more... 2/12/2013
Lehigh Valley Hospital's webcam system lets parents of premature babies observe them 24/7 (mcall.com)
Jacelia Cruz takes her newborn daughter Janiya wherever she goes. From the kitchen to the living room and back to her bedroom, the baby is always in her mother's presence.
She can't touch the tiny infant, but she can see her sleep, move and even see when the nurses at the neonatal intensive care unit change her diaper. Though Cruz can only spend a few hours a day visiting her Janiya at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, she can see the 20-day-old baby girl on her laptop whenever she wants.
The BabyCam/Angel Eye, a webcam system developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, now streams live from nine of the 40 cribs at the hospital's NICU. The program enables parents to see their children anytime from anywhere. more... 2/12/2013
Live webcams in tourist hotspots to prove Egypt is safe (eturbonews.com)
Egypt's tourism minister plans to install live webcams in holiday hotspots to prove the country's industry remains healthy.
Hisham Zazou said that cameras will broadcast live video of holiday makers on the beach "basking in the sun."
He added: "This will give more credibility... when [tourists] see it, they will come."
Egypt's beaches of Sharm el-Sheikh and the ancient Pyramids in Giza have long pulled tourism revenue, giving a vital boost to the Egyptian economy. more... 2/7/2013
Doctor will see you anytime you want, via webcam (kplu.org)
The days of using an emergency room when you have a confusing late-night or weekend illness may be numbered. New telemedicine services are expanding in Washington – which allow you to see a doctor using a webcam.
"We can do everything we need to do clinically," says Ralph Derrickson, CEO of a Seattle health-care company called Carena. "It’s more convenient for the patient. They can stay in their pajamas, and they never need to leave the comfort of their home." more... 2/5/2013