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Delivery and Interactive Processing of Visual Data for A Cooperative Telemedicine Environment

Pham, Binh L. & Yearwood, John L. (2000) Delivery and Interactive Processing of Visual Data for A Cooperative Telemedicine Environment. Telemedicine Journal, 6(2), pp. 261-268.

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Abstract

Cooperative telemedicine environments are required for many situations such as consultations between residents and senior doctors, case correlations, and for teaching and research purposes. The mode of collaboration may vary with different situations, in terms of the synchronisation of tasks, the sharing of data and the extent of collaboration among participants. It is essential for participants to be able to remotely view and manipulate visual data (images, 2D and 3D graphics, animation and video) as well as interactively run application programs which involve visual data in real-time. However, this is not possible with current network bandwidth limitations when large amount of visual data are involved. In this paper, we first provide an analysis of functional requirements by participants in cooperative diagnosis in different types of situations, before discussing technical requirements, which form the basis for our system architecture design. A new approach is also presented for efficient handling of programs, which involve visual data in real time. This is achieved via the construction and transmission of small messages that encapsulate the operations in a pipelined or hierarchical fashion.

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ID Code: 2037
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Self-archiving of the author-version is not yet supported by this publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: b.pham@qut.edu.au
Keywords: telemedicine, cooperative diagnosis, cooperative environments, interactive 3D graphics, image analysis
DOI: 10.1089/107830200415207
ISSN: 1530-5627
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Mary Ann Liebert
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:26

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