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Title: Intelligent multimedia communication for enhanced medical e-collaboration in back pain treatment
Authors: Ghinea, G
Magoulas, GD
Frank, AO
Keywords: Agents;Distributed collaboration;Intelligent adaptation;Perceptual requirements
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 26(3): 223 - 244, Aug 2004
Abstract: Remote, multimedia-based, collaboration in back pain treatment is an option which only recently has come to the attention of clinicians and IT providers. The take-up of such applications will inevitably depend on their ability to produce an acceptable level of service over congested and unreliable public networks. However, although the problem of multimedia application-level performance is closely linked to both the user perspective of the experience as well as to the service provided by the underlying network, it is rarely studied from an integrated viewpoint. To alleviate this problem, we propose an intelligent mechanism that integrates user-related requirements with the more technical characterization of quality of service, obtaining a priority order of low-level quality of service parameters, which would ensure that user-centred quality of perception is maintained at an optimum level. We show how our framework is capable of suggesting appropriately tailored transmission protocols, by incorporating user requirements in the remote delivery of e-health solutions.
Description: This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2004 SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0142-3312
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