Teleconsultant: Communication and analysis of wearable videos in emergency medical environment

Tarek Elgamal, Bo Chen, Klara Nahrstedt

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Abstract

Telehealth is a healthcare service that relies on exchanging information from one place to another to improve a patient's health status. In this demonstration, we aim to provide similar benefits to instantly bringing a doctor in the field to provide the right treatment at the right time for time-sensitive injuries. We present a telehealth system called Teleconsultant that enables near real-time communication between paramedics and doctors via videos captured from wearable cameras, this is crucial in the acute situations when the paramedic needs immediate assistance from the remote doctor that could help saving patients' lives. Teleconsultant includes capturing the video through body cameras worn by the paramedics, we refer to this video as wearable video. The video is transmitted over a heterogeneous wireless network to the remote doctor. Along the network path, video is analyzed in real-time to: (1) enhance video quality (e.g., video stabilization), and (2) detect time-sensitive injuries (e.g., stroke) so that remote doctors can be alerted and prepared when patient arrives via ambulance to the hospital. We demonstrate an end-to-end system to enable streaming of wearable video from the incident site to the hospital using body cameras worn by paramedics. Additionally, we demonstrate a framework for in-stream processing of the wearable video and we show two real-time video processing functions: stroke detection, and video stabilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1241-1242
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349062
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2017
Event25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2017 - Mountain View, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2017Oct 27 2017

Publication series

NameMM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference

Other

Other25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMountain View
Period10/23/1710/27/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Elgamal, T., Chen, B., & Nahrstedt, K. (2017). Teleconsultant: Communication and analysis of wearable videos in emergency medical environment. In MM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference (pp. 1241-1242). (MM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123266.3127920