Viability of telemedical remote robotic systems

dc.contributor.authorSmit, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan der Merwe, A. F.en_ZA
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dc.descriptionConference of the ISEM 2011 Proceedings, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 21 - 23 September 2011.en_ZA
dc.descriptionConference theme - Innovative Systems Thinking: Unravelling Complexity for Successful Solutionsen_ZA
dc.description.abstractWorldwide, the demand for telemedicine devices and systems has risen steadily in recent years. The design of remote robotic systems has always been a complex undertaking. Technological limitations affecting bandwidth and access to communications infrastructure have impeded the advancement of a long distance remote robotic telemedicine system training purposes. Assessing the commercial viability and acceptability will be achieved by evaluating responses from expert user groups. This plays a crucial role in the development of future systems as well as providing expert-user data on user perception of such systems and data on the current viability of long distance patient care. An assessment of the information that is required to be presented to the medical professional in both training and diagnostic situations would have to be completed by making use of questionnaires and interviews. The system will be developed using low cost technologies with support structures in place as to facilitate financial feasibility and minimization of complexity along with intuitive control inputs. The results of the study will provide valuable information for the future development of commercially viable robotic telemedicine systems in South Africa.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Industrial, Systems and Engineering Management (ISEM) conference is a joint initiative between the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE), INCOSE (South Africa) and the Graduate School for Technology Management at the University of Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.publisherIndustrial Engineering, Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectTelemedicine devicesen_ZA
dc.subjectRemote robotic systemsen_ZA
dc.titleViability of telemedical remote robotic systemsen_ZA
dc.typeProceedings Internationalen_ZA
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