The VALT software integrates with the latest IP camera technology. Observe in real-time or review recorded high definition video in 1080p resolution. Auto-gaining discrete microphones provide high-quality perfectly synchronized audio, great for picking up soft voices.
A single software instance can support an unlimited number of cameras, users, and departments while keeping content segmented and secure.
Tag specific points within a recording either during live observation or during the review process. These points can have searchable descriptions associated with them. Such “markers” are great for providing feedback or can be used for research purposes. A marker allows users to easily jump right to that point in the video, similar to chapters in a DVD.
With comprehensive user management rights, a detailed audit log and optional encryption, our video solution offers some of the most advanced security features in the market. These built-in features can help maintain your compliance standards for clinical research video (HIPAA/HITECH).
Healthcare research labs and centers are used to research innovative new medicine, conduct medical and pharmaceutical research for patient and professional populations, and run healthcare qualitative and quantitative healthcare studies involving large numbers of patients. Healthcare research is especially important in analyzing and diagnosing mental and behavioral conditions.
Digital video is used to record healthcare research lab sessions because it offers a high-tech approach to document and catalog the session’s activity. Recording medical and pharmaceutical research labs with video provides more accurate data analysis and can greatly expand the amount of data collected. In addition, video recording behavioral research can lead to more accurate diagnoses and understanding of various conditions.
Behavioral disorders are harder to precisely quantify than are physical disorders. Behavioral disorders fall into five broad categories — anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, dissociative disorders, pervasive development disorders, and emotional disorders.
Anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, are serious conditions that require treatment. By capturing treatment sessions with digital video, a more accurate assessment of the condition and treatment is possible.
Examples of disruptive behavior disorders include conduct disorder and, most famously, ADHD or attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. Video can be used to record behavioral disorder studies without outside interruption, as well as to build a video database of case studies.
Emotional behavior disorders affect a person’s ability to be happy. Eating disorders and depression are common examples of emotional disorders. Countless research studies focus on treating eating disorders or depression — video is a great tool for recording treatment sessions for future review and analysis.
Pervasive development disorders (often called autism spectrum disorders) are headed by autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The absence of any physical or biochemical tests for these disorders means that behavioral study is the only way to conduct research. Video recording of autism spectrum disorders drives more accurate surveys and conclusions.
VALT by IVS is an inexpensive recording solution for recording healthcare research labs. The VALT system can handle dozens of individual cameras at the same time, enabling you to simultaneously conduct a large number of medical or behavioral research studies and focus groups.
VALT uses a central server to store all video content, installation is simple as you only have to set up IP cameras and audio equipment in the rooms — no additional bulky recording equipment is required. With our solution IP cameras are paired with high-quality auto-gaining microphones that eliminate both hum and any background noise.
The cameras can be easily adjusted to record any viewing angle and can be both fixed or moveable, and many cameras can be placed in the same room to cover different viewing angles. Video can be started and stopped instantly from within the room itself, or by a remote observer who is viewing the recording in real-time.
A standard internet browser is all that is needed to review recorded healthcare research sessions. A typical VALT installation holds storage space for nearly 20,000 hours of high-definition video, though larger installs are available if needed. Each session is tagged with metadata, making it easy to look up individual video sessions. Session tagging makes it easy to build an expansive video library of medical research lab recordings, available for future viewing and analysis at the click of a button.
Our video for healthcare labs and focus groups is rendered in standard .mp4 format and uses h.264 compression, minimizing demands on the network. No lag time means that your recorded video is immediately available for viewing.
The VALT video software supports a feature known as “Talkback”, which lets remote observers speak to the session organizers or participants in real-time. “Talkback” is particularly useful when study conductors wish to ask new material or elaborate on a previous point without physically interrupting the study session.
Our new Beam mobile capture app makes mobile qualitative research a snap. Beam turns your smartphone or tablet into a mobile recording studio, letting you record healthcare focus groups and research sessions in the field — with no setup or participant recall required. Video recorded with Beam automatically syncs with the main VALT server, instantly adding your recorded research into the video library.
Interested in using digital video to record your healthcare research labs? IVS can provide a complete turnkey solution that can be implemented by any internal IT department or by a third-party integrator. IVS works closely with every customer to ensure a successful installation of the VALT digital video system. Contact us at IVS to schedule a product demonstration or to request a quote.