Saturday, January 20, 2007

Telemedicine - another variant

We recognize that Telemedicine is a concept that has been around for a long time. However, the harsh reality of this healthcare concept is that it has not yet been widely adopted primarily because of the lack of a supporting infrastructure: equipment, maintenance and training for end-users. This effort by the CSAIL group at MIT has built an email client that is optimized for image annotation and sharing over email rather than the telecommunication intensive real-time video telemedical systems that permeate the landscape.

An interesting paper with an overview of the technical details is here

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