Telepointer technology in telemedicine

a review.

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Abstract

Telepointer is a powerful tool in the telemedicine system that enhances the effectiveness of long-distance communication. Telepointer has been tested in telemedicine, and has potential to a big influence in improving quality of health care, especially in the rural area. A telepointer system works by sending additional information in the form of gesture that can convey more accurate instruction or information. It leads to more effective communication, precise diagnosis, and better decision by means of discussion and consultation between the expert and the junior clinicians. However, there is no review paper yet on the state of the art of the telepointer in telemedicine. This paper is intended to give the readers an overview of recent advancement of telepointer technology as a support tool in telemedicine. There are four most popular modes of telepointer system, namely cursor, hand, laser and sketching pointer. The result shows that telepointer technology has a huge potential for wider acceptance in real life applications, there are needs for more improvement in the real time positioning accuracy. More results from actual test (real patient) need to be reported. We believe that by addressing these two issues, telepointer technology will be embraced widely by researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21
Number of pages1
JournalBioMedical Engineering Online
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biomaterials

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Telepointer technology in telemedicine : a review. / Karim, Rohana Abdul; Zakaria, Nor Farizan; Zulkifley, Mohd Asyraf; Mustafa, Mohd Marzuki; Sagap, Ismail; Md Latar, Nani Harlina.

In: BioMedical Engineering Online, Vol. 12, 2013, p. 21.

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