Socially Relevant Knowledge Based Telemedicine
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2009-14 Sep 2010
BANNER HEALTH GREELEY CO
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The advent of the Internet followed by the transformative diffusion of Web 2.0 has the potential to revolutionize the delivery of clinical training in healthcare in both remote and urban clinical environments 1-4. This is of significant interest and relevance to the military given the shortage of healthcare providers and the remote locations in which the military has to operate. The objective of this proposal is to design, develop and evaluate a socially relevant knowledge driven collaborative training network. The scope of the project would include geographically distributed clinical teams solving medical decision making problems with the help of Web 3.0 tools that include virtual social networks. During this period we have defined clinical team activities for which the virtual worlds will be used. Focusing on Advanced Cardiac Life Support training, we have developed a virtual world platform to enable training of geographically disparate teams on ACLS training. Coupling haptic devices with the virtual world, we have enabled a multi-sensorial platform for team training. The initial experiment shows the validity of the developed system to address needs of retraining and sets the stage for testing of the developed system.
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