Telemedicine Information System for Patients with Amputated Limbs
International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 45-51
Received: Nov. 1, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 16, 2014; Published: Nov. 20, 2014
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Monica Dascalu, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Mihail Stefan Teodorescu, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Adrian Barbilian, Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Elteto Zoltan, Centre for New Electronic Architectures, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Bucharest, Romania
Madalina Streinu, Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Mark Edward Pogarasteanu, “Dr. Carol Davila” Central Military University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Lucian Milea, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Anca Plavitu, Centre for New Electronic Architectures, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Bucharest, Romania; Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Hyperion University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Dan Coroama, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Eduard Franti, Centre for New Electronic Architectures, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Bucharest, Romania; Simulation, Modelling and Computer Aided Design Laboratory, IMT Bucharest, Romania
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Abstract
The paper describes the implementation of a telemedicine platform that is developed in collaboration by a multidisciplinary team of researchers (engineers and doctors). The complex telemedicine information system aims to offer distance medical assistance to patients with amputated limbs mainly for those using prosthetic limbs. Although not intended to replace the classical relationship doctor-patient and the direct human interaction, the telemedicine system is an important tool in special cases when the patients live in remote areas or do not have the possibility to go to the hospital. During the training procedure often necessary for the performant use of a prosthesis, the distance consultations can also be a convenient solution. The implementation of the telemedicine information systems is done via internet using open-source software; it is accessible both on PC and mobile devices and requires a broadband connection.
Keywords
Telemedicine, Amputated Limbs, Information Systems
To cite this article
Monica Dascalu, Mihail Stefan Teodorescu, Adrian Barbilian, Elteto Zoltan, Madalina Streinu, Mark Edward Pogarasteanu, Lucian Milea, Anca Plavitu, Dan Coroama, Eduard Franti, Telemedicine Information System for Patients with Amputated Limbs, International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 45-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20140205.12
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