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Technical Feasibility Study of 3G Stroke Consultation

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Beattie, Mark, McCullagh, PJ, Lundy, Patrick, Power, Michael and Glenfiled, Pauline (2010) Technical Feasibility Study of 3G Stroke Consultation. In: MEDINFO 2010, Cape Town, South Africa. IOS Press. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The study assesses the potential for enhanced community based tele-consultation for stroke patients in the South East-ern Trust area of Northern Ireland. We have used a tele-consultation approach, which can be utilized by a health pro-fessional in conjunction with a scheduled home visit. It pro-vides a synchronous telecommunications link to a consultant neurologist located in the main hospital. Third generation telephony (3G) provides wireless connectivity at ‘mid-broadband’ data rates (128-500kbps), and these services are becoming available in parts of the North Down peninsula. The technical feasibility study has shown that clinical tele-consultations for stroke follow-up is feasible given 3G duplex data rates of 500kbps. Lower rates 200-500kbps can sustain calls, albeit at poorer quality. Services are available in the larger population centres, less so in the more rural areas.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:14132
Deposited By:Dr Paul McCullagh
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 11:11
Last Modified:29 Oct 2010 11:11

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