Asynchronous telemedicine diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries through a prototype interface in virtual reality environment

Mohammed Soheeb Khan, Vassilis Charissis, David Harrison, Sophia Sakellariou, Warren Chan

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Abstract

Telehealth provides a much needed option for remote diagnosis and monitoring of various pathologies and patients. Remote provision of health care can offer a two fold support for the medical system and the patients. Primarily it could serve isolated locations and secondly it could monitor a large number of outpatient cases directly on their homes instead of the hospital premises. However in specific cases direct communication and visual data acquisition can be a major obstacle. To this end we have developed a prototype system that could enable the medical practitioners to have real-time diagnosis through 3D captured visual and motion data. This data are recreated in a Virtual Reality environment in the hospital facilities offering a unique system for remote diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings (II) of the 5th International VAMR Conference 2013
EditorsR. Shumaker
PublisherSpringer
Pages50-59
Number of pages10
Volume8022
ISBN (Electronic)9783642394201
ISBN (Print)9783642394195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer

Keywords

  • virtual reality
  • human computer interaction
  • gesture recognition
  • kinect
  • telemedicine
  • diagnosis
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • patient care
  • patient knowledge

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    Khan, M. S., Charissis, V., Harrison, D., Sakellariou, S., & Chan, W. (2013). Asynchronous telemedicine diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries through a prototype interface in virtual reality environment. In R. Shumaker (Ed.), Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Systems and Applications : Proceedings (II) of the 5th International VAMR Conference 2013 (Vol. 8022, pp. 50-59). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39420-1_6