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The field of telemedicine is in need of generic solutions that harness the power of small, easily carried computing devices to increase efficiency and decrease the likelihood of medical errors. Our study resolved to build a framework to bridge the gap between handheld and desktop solutions by developing an automated network protocol that wirelessly propagates application data and images prepared by a powerful workstation to handheld clients for storage, display and collaborative manipulation. To this end, we present the Mobile Active Medical Protocol (MAMP), a framework capable of nigh-effortlessly linking medical workstation solutions to corresponding control interfaces on handheld devices for remote storage, control and display. The ease-of-use, encapsulation and applicability of this automated solution is designed to provide significant benefits to the rapid development of telemedical solutions. Our results demonstrate that the design of this system allows an acceptable data transfer rate, a usable framerate for diagnostic solutions and enough flexibility to enable its use in a wide variety of cases. To this end, we also present a large-scale multi-modality image viewer as an example application based on the MAMP.
Date of Conference: 22-26 Aug. 2007