Dremstrup, Kim1, Jensen, Morten Ølgaard5, Rees, Stephen Edward1
1 Department of Health Science and Technology, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN2 The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN3 Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN4 Center for Model-based Medical Decision Support, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN5 unknown
Telemedicine is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to exchange medical information for the purpose of health care and health education. In the context of developing countries, good health care facilities are concentrated in the urban cities, while they are still lacking in rural communities with lower economy. Telemedicine provides a best solution to solve this disparity of health sectors between urban and rural areas. In rural areas of developing countries, a reliable communication link for telemedicine is one of the key challenges. In the recent years, there is an increasing growth of mobile communication in developing countries that has saturated in urban cities and now growing towards the rural areas. This article focuses in India as a developing nation and discusses the cost effective use of widespread mobile communications infrastructure for communication link for telemedicine in rural areas.
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering Proceedings, 2011, Vol 34, p. 129-132
Telemedicine; Leased line; India; Mobile Communication; Nepal; Remote; Unserserved Population; Information and Communiction Technology (ICT); Health care; Teleradiology; Finland; Ubiquitous Care
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15th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, 2011