To describe the development of telemedicine capabilities-application of remote consultation and diagnostic techniques-and to evaluate the feasibility and practicality of such clinical outreach to rural and underserved communities with limited telecommunications infrastructures.
In 1992, Mayo Foundation (Rochester, Minn, Jacksonville, Fla, and Scottsdale, Ariz), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency collaborated to create a complex network of fiberoptic landlines, video recording systems, satellite terminals, and specially developed data translators linking Mayo sites with other locations in the continental United States on an on-demand basis.
The purpose was to transmit data via the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) digital communications protocol over the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite.
The links were intended to provide a conduit for transmission of data for patient-specific consultations between physicians, evaluation of medical imagery, and medical education for clinical staffs at remote sites.
Low-data-rate (LDR) experiments went live late in 1993 ; Mayo Clinic Rochester successfully provided medical consultation and services to 2 small regional medical facilities. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Télémédecine, Téléenseignement, Communication, Satellite, Fibre optique, Technique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Telemedicine, Remote teaching, Communication, Satellite, Optical fiber, Technique, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0419327
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/03/2000.