Title: Tele-doc: an open architecture robotic system for telemedicine applications
Author: Anan Osothsilp, Farzad Pourboghrat
Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 6603, USA. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 6603, USA
Journal: Int. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, 2008 Vol.1, No.4, pp.390 - 406
Abstract: This paper describes a research study for the development and implementation of a prototype remote-controlled robotic assistant to doctors (Tele-Doc) for telemedicine applications. The development considers implementation issues concerning real-time and continuous patient monitoring and diagnosis, as well as tele-control interfacing techniques, mobile robot motion controller, reprogrammable embedded processing system, and internet-based robotic control centre. The paper also describes bio-data measurement techniques, as well as simple system architecture and its implementation.
Keywords: mobile robots; telemedicine; human-computer interaction; HCI; embedded systems; web services; XML database systems; remote-controlled robotic assistant; open architecture; patient monitoring; patient diagnosis; tele-control interfacing; robot motion; motion control; internet; robot control; bio-data measurement; e-health; electronic heathcare; healthcare technology.