Socially Relevant Knowledge Based Telemedicine
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2010-14 Sep 2011
BANNER HEALTH GREELEY CO
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The advent of the Internet followed by the 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 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. During this period we have developed the virtual environments and 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 pilot project shows the validity of the developed system to address needs of retraining and sets the stage for testing of the developed system.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software