Title: DELTASS – Disaster emergency logistic telemedicine advanced satellites system: telemedical services for disaster emergencies

Authors: Georgi Graschew, Theo A. Roelofs, Stefan Rakowsky, Peter M. Schlag, Andreas Lieber, Uwe Muller, Ralf Czymek, Wolfgang Dusel

Addresses: Surgical Research Unit OP 2000, Robert-Rossle-Klinik (RRK) and Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Charite – University Medicine Berlin, Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin, Germany. ' Surgical Research Unit OP 2000, Robert-Rossle-Klinik (RRK) and Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Charite – University Medicine Berlin, Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin, Germany. ' Surgical Research Unit OP 2000, Robert-Rossle-Klinik (RRK) and Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Charite – University Medicine Berlin, Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin, Germany. ' Surgical Research Unit OP 2000, Robert-Rossle-Klinik (RRK) and Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Charite – University Medicine Berlin, Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin, Germany. ' Chirurgische Abteilung II des Bundeswehrkrankenhauses Berlin, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Charite, Scharnhorststr. 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany. ' Chirurgische Abteilung II des Bundeswehrkrankenhauses Berlin, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Charite, Scharnhorststr. 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany. ' Chirurgische Abteilung II des Bundeswehrkrankenhauses Berlin, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Charite, Scharnhorststr. 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany. ' Chirurgische Abteilung II des Bundeswehrkrankenhauses Berlin, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Charite, Scharnhorststr. 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Abstract: In the Disaster Emergency Logistic Telemedicine Advanced Satellites Systems (DELTASS) project, a disaster scenario was analysed and an appropriate telecommunication system for effective rescue measures for victims was set up. OP 2000 has designed various telemedical services for the support of the medical staff in a Mobile Field Hospital (MFH), which can be located in a disaster area by experts in a Reference Hospital (RH) located outside a disaster area. These services use a Workstation for Telemedical Applications via Satellite (WoTeSa) and Wavelet-based interactive Video Communication System (WinVicos) for the telemedical communication at the required quality, given the satellite bandwidth of 2 Mbit sec−1. Thus medical experts in the RH can support medical treatments in the MFH as well as a quick and reliable decision on to which hospital a victim/patient needs to be evacuated in order to get the best medical service (early triage).

Keywords: emergency medicine; interactive live teleconsultation; live telemonitoring; live telesonography; live telesurgery; satellite based networks; telemedical services; telemedicine; telecommunications; rescue measures; medical support; disaster management; emergency management; wavelet; interactive video; early triage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.020418

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.9 No.4, pp.351 - 366

Published online: 22 Sep 2008 *

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