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Title: Mobile consultant: Evaluation of additional services
Authors: Banitsas, KA
Georgiadis, P
Tachakra, S
Cavouras, D
Keywords: Telemedicine; PDA; VoIP; videoconferencing; wireless
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE EMBC 2007 (29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society). Lyon, 2007. pp. 3709 - 3712.
Abstract: As the need for mobility in the medical world increases, newer systems and applications came to light; many of them based on wireless and mobile networks. PDA based systems were presented in the past, capable of videoconferencing and transmitting high quality images between a roaming consultant and a fixed point in the hospital. These systems not only had desirable characteristics but also incorporated additional services that were found of value: paging, Voice over IP calling, Internet, email, intranet, patient record update, etc. This paper presents an engineering and clinical evaluation of those additional services based on both objective and subjective criteria. It concludes that such complementary services can be desirable as they increase personnel mobility, utilize the hospital resources more efficiently while at the same time increase productivity and decrease the cost of hardware and communications.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2433
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353137
ISBN: 978-1-4244-0787-3
ISSN: 1557-170X
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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