<<March 16, 2000>>

Drisha Leggitt <drisha_leggitt@agilent.com>

Yasushi Otahara <yasushi_otahara@agilent.com>

Raj Gururaja <raj_gururaja@agilent.com>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>

Rogerio Micheletto <rogerio_micheletto@agilent.com>

Mariana Tolovi <mariana_tolovi@agilent.com>

Dear Ms. Leggitt:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) I would like to respectfully inquire your help for our telemedicine
demonstration during our workshop in Manila, Philippines (date has not
been set yet).

(3) The telepresence demonstration with echocardiography will be performed
at the workshop by the Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University in
New York. The echocardiograph image of a patient on a tread mill in
Manila/Philippines will be sent to the Presbyterian Hospital for
diagnosis, as we did during our Tampere event in Finland last August
<http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/> (*). However, this time, the 3D image of his
heart will also be constructed as an upgraded feature, which can be cut
into a half to examine its inside. The images will be disseminated to
the participants around the world via ISDN and Internet.

(*) Pls click Roger Boston's web in the home page of this site.
Then, click August 9 in the left column.

You can then click Telemedicine1 and Telemedicine2 at the top of
the right-hand side column to view video clipping of our
echocardiograph demonstration with Presbyterian Hospital of
Columbia University in New York with PictureTel via ISDN at 384 Kbps.

In this home page, pls also click "FINAL REPORT OF THE
CONFERENCE." Then go to "IV. Compilation of comments:" in PART I.
Then click Shin Takuma on October 8th. You can then find Dr.
Takuma's (Presbyterian Hospital) report of this demonstration.

(4) BTW, Raj Gururaja of your Agilent Technologies in Hong Kong kindly
offered a videoconferencing bridge for our Tampere event free of charge.
However, we could not locate HP-5500 in Finland, so that we had to use
Aloka (Japanese made) machine, and a bridge of PictureTel in England.

Raj then kindly introduced a Brazilian representative Ms. Mariana Tolovi
for a similar telemedicine demonstration in Manaus/Amazona on May 31,
June 1 and 2.

Agilent is going to provide our Brazilian colleague with a S4
Transducer, Sonos 5500 and the 500 Mhz CPU (from HP) and she is in
coordination with Echotec to arrange the software which produces
3D image of a heart.

(5) I would like to inquire you;

(a) who has HP-5500 echocardiograph machine and a treadmill in Manila?

It would be much desirable, if this party also has 384 Kbps
ISDN line with a PictureTel (or VTEL or Polycom) videoconferencing unit.

(b) if there is none in the Philippines, can you loan it to us for the demonstration?

(c) if you can loan it, can you also send your technician to operate it?

(d) can you arrange a videoconferencing bridge for our Tampere event
free of charge? This is because we expect several passive
(receive-only) participants to view this demo, e.g., University of
Michigan, University of California/Los Angeles, Montana State University, etc.

(6) Our reasons of having this telemedicine demonstration are;

(a) We promote tele-learning and tele-health/tele-medicine in global scale,

(b) Tele-learning and tele-medicine need to be two wheels of a cart
for economic sustainability, since each alone cannot be sustainable,

(c) Future of tele-learning and tele-medicine require broadband
Internet which need huge investment,

(d) Demonstration of echocardiograph with full-motion video (and 3D
imaging of human heart) is appropriate for opening eyes of
decision-makers for the value of broadband Internet,

(e) Although the operation of echocardiograph machine can be done by a
nurse, the diagnosis of its image requires expert medical doctor
with 7 to 8 years of accumulated experiences,

(f) If this demonstration is successful, we can expect its regular
usage for humanitarian purpose with economic viability -- hence
leading the market development/expansion of your HP5500.

(7) For further reference, pls visit following web sites at

(a) Preparation of demonstrations during workshop in Manila - February 28, 2000

(b) Preparation of telemedicine demo at Manaus mini-workshop [2] - February 25, 2000

(c) Draft of Travel Grant Application to the National Science
Foundation for the Manila Mini-Workshop -- 1 of 5: Travel Grant
Application / 2 of 5: Workshop Schedule / 3 of 5: Grant Nominees /
4 of 5: Philippine Counterparts / 5 of 5: GUS in the Philippines
Pilot Project Proposal - February 16-17, 2000

(d) Preparation of telemedicine demo at Manaus mini-workshop [1] - February 12, 2000

(8) This workshop is to establish the Global University System in the
Philippines, which is a subset of the Asia/Pacific regional operation of our Global University System.

FYI, we are now forging ahead to establish a Global University System
with global broadband Internet which are to be financed with Global
Service Trust Fund (GSTF). Pls visit following URLs for more information;

(a) Global University System:

In the left column of the web site <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>, pls
MATERIALS section,

(b) global broadband Internet:


(c) Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):


Looking forward to hearing your favorable response soon,

Best, Tak

From: drisha_leggitt@agilent.com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 10:56:08 -0800
Subject: Agilent Request
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org

Dear Mr. Utsumi:

I received your email request from my counterpart in Japan. Unfortunately, we
do not have an Agilent Community/Education representative in the Philippines.
However, I may be able to help you if I have a better understanding of what
you are looking for. Do you need a grant of equipment, or simply a loan?
Please send me a little more information and I will see if I can accommodate your needs.

Thank you,

Drisha Leggitt
Corporate Community Relations Manager
List of Distribution

Drisha Leggitt
Corporate Community Relations Manager
US Community Relations Manager
Agilent Technologies
8000 Foothills Blvd. MS 5778
Roseville, CA 95747-5778
(916) 748-3826 phone
(916) 785-9236 fax

Yasushi Otahara
Agilent Technologies
9-1 Takakura-cho, Hachiojishi
Tokyo, 192-8510
81-426-60-8554 phone

Raj Gururaja
Agilent Technologies

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114

Rogerio Micheletto

Mariana Tolovi

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
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