Development of a Medical Teleconference Facility Supporting Remote Videofluoroscopic Assessment of Patients with Dysphagia
College: Applied Health Sciences
Award year: 1999-2000
The proposal outlines a phased deployment approach utilizing technologies and software developed for the NCSA Habanero and the Computer Science Department's VOSAIC in a testbed telemedicine application. Although the initial phases of this work will be directed toward servicing rural Illinois, the long term application is international. Funding will support Phase 1 of the proposed work. Leveraging NCSA's and VOSAIC's work on the Integrated Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration (ISAAC), this proposal intends to construct a medical teleconference facility supporting remote videofluoroscopic examinations that are routinely used in the diagnosis of oropharyngeal dysphagia (disordered swallowing due to neurological/muscular diseases or disorders or to anatomical variations from normal).