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This one is a little similar to Dr. Karan's question below, but with a little pivot.

It's clear that telemedicine could be a game-changer for poorer/low-resource countries. However, there are often bandwidth/infrastructure limitations that prevent telemedicine from helping so many people in these areas at this current time.

Are there low-bandwidth versions of telemedicine available now? Could a text and picture messaging system (i.e. a step-down from video) work in a similar way and be amenable in low resource areas? Do examples exist?