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2006 ITI 4th International Conference on Information & Communications Technology

Date 10-12 Dec. 2006

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  • Integrated Hospital Information System

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    Summary form only given. The target was to construct an information system addressed to target the clinical and research needs in hospitals. The system integrates imaging as well as text. Furthermore, more it allows processing of data which are important for clinical research as well as for hospital administration. The requirements for such a system in terms of hardware, software and networking wi... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical Imaging Inofrmatics-Based Diagnosis and Treatment in Healthcare Delivery

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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    With the large amount of image data accumulated daily from medical imaging modalities and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) in hospitals, we can take advantage of this resource to investigate innovative clinical service, research and education using the concept of imaging informatics. In this paper we describe three current PACS-based research agendas: medical imaging informatics,... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Health Record Standards - A Brief Overview

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    Most medical information systems store clinical information about patients in proprietary format. To address the resulting interoperability problems, several electronic health record (EHR) standards that enable structured clinical content for the purpose of exchange are currently under development. In this article, we present a brief overview of the most relevant EHR standards, examine the level o... View full abstract»

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  • High Speed Video Link for E-Health Teletrauma Applications on 3G Networks

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    This paper reports on an E-health Teletrauma application whereby vital signs and video signals are transmitted from an ambulance to an emergency hospital over 3G cellular networks. Electronic Patient Record and remote camera control are transmitted in the reverse direction. Vital signs from the biological sensors are acquired over a Bluetooth link while the video signal is acquired over a WiFi lin... View full abstract»

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  • Proposal of Health Care Monitoring by Wireless Ad-Hoc Networking

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    This paper introduces a proposal for health care monitoring. This application has been implemented by purely wireless ad-hoc networking with gateway devices implemented with a Bluetooth communications module controlled with a programmable microprocessor. This communication system is suggested, for instance, to compose electronic health records (EHR), or to be a part of a Hospital Information Syste... View full abstract»

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  • Healthcare Stakeholders' Perspectives on the Use of Online Medical Records

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    We sought to study medical stakeholders' attitudes toward patient's access to their own medical records via a secure Internet application. We run a quantitative survey among stakeholders focusing on the possibility of providing online medical records for better communication in the healthcare sector. We found that patients varied in their views on using online medical records and having an option ... View full abstract»

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  • High-Level Architectural Design for LBHS Middleware

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    Summary form only given. In ubiquitous computing, context-aware user profile can enhance the efficiency of eHealth systems. In this paper, we present a middleware-based architecture that uses location to enhance services that can be offered to patients. The middleware architecture integrates three types of data which include vital signs, patient's profile and location in order to provide remote an... View full abstract»

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  • Using Information Technology to Improve Health Information Literacy in Singapore - An Exploratory Study

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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    With many countries facing restructuring of medical and healthcare institutions, increasing healthcare costs, and the threat of various infectious diseases and epidemics, such as avian influenza and dengue haemorrhagic fever, it is inevitable that healthcare information be a major tool in addressing these issues. Doctors and healthcare providers may not always be available to attend to the needs o... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing the Performance of Learnable Evolution Model LEM and Pattern Search as a Function Optimizer

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    The underlying paper presents a comparison of the learnable evolution model LEM and Pattern Search PS techniques as a function optimizer. In contrast to conventional Darwinian type evolutionary computation algorithm that uses various forms of mutation and/or recombination operators, LEM uses machine learning to guide the process of generating new individuals. It employs the AQ learning to generate... View full abstract»

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  • FPGA Implementation of FIR Nyquist Filters

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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    In this paper, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementations of FIR Nyquist filters are presented. Array processor realizations for FIR Nyquist filter are considered and analyzed, namely the direct, transposed, hybrid, and folded forms. Design examples are considered for low-delay and linear-phase FIR Nyquist filters. The filters are then realized as a combination of the appropriate structu... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicle Front-Lighting Assistance System to Improve Comfort and Safety of the Driver

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    The investigations of the European road safety action programme 2003-2010 show that the high number of car crashes can be reduced by 50% through three approaches: 1. Encouraging users to behave in a safe manner, through training, penalty and harsher policing. 2. Improving road infrastructure. 3. Making vehicles safer through improved active and passive safety measures and technology. The focus of ... View full abstract»

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  • A Night Drive Simulator for the Evaluation of a Predictive Advanced Front Lighting System

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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    Summary form only given. This paper introduces a Virtual Reality-based night drive simulator that visualizes the complex lighting characteristics of automotive headlights in high detail and in real-time on a PC-based system. The user drives a simulated vehicle over a virtual test track at night, the vehicle's motion directly influences the lighting direction of headlights, and the effect of the ve... View full abstract»

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  • Blind Adaptive Equalization with Variable Step Size

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    Summary form only given. This paper presents a Variable Step Size (VSS) technique that is integrated with a Stop-And-Go (SAG) approach for blind adaptive equalization of Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) signals. The proposed technique is applied to the Constant-Modulus Algorithm (CMA) and the Multi-Modulus Algorithm (MMA). The SAG approach allows the VSS technique to either vary the step size... View full abstract»

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  • A New Adaptive Blending Predictor for Lossless Image Compression

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    Summary form only given. In the paper we propose a new adaptive predictor which is based on the blending of multiple static predictors on the dynamically classified causal set of neighboring pixels. The predictor models the image properties around the current, unknown pixel and adjusts itself to the local image region. The main contribution of this work is the enhancement of the well known approac... View full abstract»

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  • Designing the Pen-Based User Interface for Tablet PC and PDA Applications

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    Computer interfaces that support more natural human forms of communication (e.g., ink, speech and gestures) are beginning to supplement or replace elements of the GUI interaction paradigm. Pen-based interface is one of the natural interfaces. It is a very natural manner for pens to draw strokes (ink) or manipulate objects directly on the screen. Many pen-based devices such as PDAs, Tablet PCs and ... View full abstract»

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  • Personality as A-Criterion for Selecting Usability Testing Participants

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    Summary form only given. As part of a human-centred design process, interactive computing products must be evaluated for their usability involving end users as participants. However, for user testing to be cost-effective it is vitally important that participants are recruited who are able to uncover a wide range of usability problems. In this respect, an initial study was conceived which investiga... View full abstract»

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  • Towards the Formulation of Design Rules for Migrating Software Applications from Desktop to Handheld Devices

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    Summary form only given. Handheld devices, have achieved a phenomenal popularity growth recently. Therefore, an increasing need for different services has risen. Many applications are already present but rely on a large computer display. To transfer these applications to handheld devices, designers need a set of design rules. Moreover, they need the design rules to fulfill some structural conditio... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating a Virtual Prototyping Simulator with HLA

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    We want to make possible the communication between virtual environment and several simulators to obtain an interactive environment that enables a multidisciplinary integrated simulation of mechanical, electronic and control software system. This paper describes a method for adding to OpenMASK virtual environment facilities for communication under the standard IEEE 1516 HLA (High Level Architecture... View full abstract»

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  • Wang Cube Simulator for Self-Assembly

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    Self-assembly is a process by which simple objects autonomously assemble into complex system. Self-assembly process is ubiquitous in nature of the world. It may occur in levels ranging from nanoscale to astronomical scale. Self-assembly is an important phenomenon. It has lots of applications in different fields of science. So a lot of research has been done to investigate self-assembly. However, S... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Disaster Response Information Surveillance (IDRIS) System

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    Summary form only given. In this paper we report the design and development of a scalable and flexible integrated disaster response information surveillance (IDRIS) system consisting of two complimentary models: the architectural model and the computational model. Using front end Tablet PCs equipped with wireless technology IDRIS is a real-time data recording, information display, storage, communi... View full abstract»

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  • Graphic User Interface: Needed Design Characteristics for Successful Physician Use

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    The aim of this research was to isolate certain aspects of graphic user interface (GUI) design that had been well studied in populations other than physicians and to ascertain the applicability of their findings to the GUI needs and preferences of physicians. While future research is needed to further development some of the concepts touched on in this project, sufficient evidence has been gathere... View full abstract»

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  • Digital X-Ray Library: A New Concept in Radiology Education

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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    A digital X-ray library system is vital for an academic radiology department. Existing commercial solutions for creating image collections are often not suitable for radiologic applications. For these reasons, we developed our own digital archive system and image collection database system. We chose a database development tool that allows rapid design and development of multimedia, user-friendly p... View full abstract»

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  • Security in Healthcare Information Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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    Healthcare informatics affirm that healthcare presents most problems of user control with disparate, individualized and often vulnerable users having little information with which to assess service quality and little choice, at least within the formal hospital sector. Also, consultative experience in many Healthcare Organization (HCO) IT environments strongly suggests that technical security funda... View full abstract»

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  • H-EtICT-8 (Health Education Through ICT for K-8):Stop Aids Now!

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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    Modern societies are in danger of HIV/AIDS, the plague of the century. HIV/AIDS can not be recovered via current medical cures. The most effective prevention of the disease is early health education about HIV/AIDS. In this context, learning environments supported with information and communication technologies should be used. In order to make young people more conscious, it is important to educate... View full abstract»

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  • DWT-Based Antenna Selection for Correlated MIMO Channels

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    In this paper, we address the antenna selection problem in spatially correlated Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) channels. To reduce the severe performance degradation of the traditional antenna selection scheme in correlated channels, we propose to embed Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) operations in the RF chains. The resulting system shows a significant advantage for the capacity of spatia... View full abstract»

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