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An Extensible Remone Assistance and Monitoring Tool for Tele-rehabilitation. …

An Extensible Remone Assistance and Monitoring Tool for Tele-rehabilitation.

By José L Marzo

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  • 1.
  • 2. Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems
    AXARMAn Extensible Remote Assistance and Monitoring Tool for Tele-rehabilitationJose L Marzo<joseluis.marzo@udg.edu>Barcelona, 4 June, 2010
  • 3. Outline
    Project description
    Design features
    Internal structure / Modularity
    Main features
    Future work
    Demo (Video clips)
  • 4. Motivation
    At the province of Girona three main aspects to develop the project can be highlighted:
    Geographical dispersion
    Difficult to reach adapted transport
    Patients’ handicaps
  • 5. Geographicaldispersion
  • 6. Difficult to reach adapted transport
  • 7. Patients’ handicaps
  • 8. Project description
    Video conference oriented and enhanced system which allows specialized professionals of a rehabilitation center (such as psychologists, neurologists and rehabilitators) to carry out distant rehabilitation sessions. Patients can remain at home using broadband communications and Internet services.
  • 9. Design objectives
    Area of influence: Girona province
    Geographical dispersion, budget limitations, patient exhaustion and discomfort
    Well developed Broadband access & 3G mobiles
    Use of standard available low-cost hardware
    Usual broadband connection: 1000/300 kbps
    On-line and off-line rehabilitation activities
  • 10. Mainbenefits
    Better accessibility to treatment
    Cost and stress of transport reduction
    Continuous treatment
    Complications prevention
    Patient can easily keep their laboral and social activities
    • Rehabilitation center (RC)
    • 11. Better reenrollment ratio
    • 12. Audio-video recording facilities
    • 13. Virtual structure enlargement
    • 14. The RC can offer better and more advanced services
    • 15. Improvement in clinic records management
  • AXARM common hybrid P2P architecture
    Sessionmanagement, information and remote control messages
    Remote center orpatient’s home
    Audio, video, and real-time information
  • 16. Application architecture
    Hybrid P2P architecture
    Heterogeneous nature of broadband home connections
    Java + Java Media Framework JMF (cross-platform)
  • 17. The User Interface (configurable)
  • 18. AXARM is modular, multiplatformandsecure
    • Based on a set ofplugins
    • AXARM doesnotdepend on a particular OperatingSystem
    Security/ Confidenciality
    • Atpatientlevel
    • 19. Atsystem (server) level
  • Implementation details (communications)
    Communication Technology: Jabber
    Anyone can run their own Jabber server
    Open Standard
    Lightweight, human-readable and understandable messages
    No royalties required
    Server isolation and data encryption
    Easy to extend via new message types
    Communication Library: Smack (JBother)
  • 20. Implementation (multimedia)
    RTP Protocol and Codecs
    H.263/RTP CIF video (352x288, 200 kbps)
    GSM/ULAW audio
    Java Media Framework (JMF)
    Capture, playback, streaming, and transcoding
    Isolates the application of OS interfaces
    Framework built on top of JMF
    Simplifies working with JMF
  • 21. User interface
    Contacts list
    • Roster
    • 22. Classical instantaneous messenger systems
    • 23. UI: Multimedia windows
    • 24. 3 permanent panels (docking windows)
    • 25. Remote Video, Local Video Local and Chat room
    • 26. Notes book, multimedia Library and file transfer
  • Currentdevelopment
    Re-factorization of the program (new code same functionalities)
    Easy activities extension (about 3 week cycle)
    Synchronous and Asynchronous activities (recording results)
    Asymmetric interface, doctor’s side is more powerful managing the applications
  • 27. Comunicacions i Sistemes Distribuïts
    • Incorporació de maquinari adaptat
    • 28. Dispositius existents modificats
    • 29. Dispositius dissenyats específicament per l’aplicació
    • 30. Acceleròmetres i ultrasons per mesurar angles i distàncies
    • 31. Sensors de contacte i pressió
    • 32. Versió “caixa negra” del sistema
    • 33. Netbook o subnotebook (<400€) amb Linux adaptat a TRiEM
    • 34. Perfil d’usuari a un dispositiu físic (tarja de memòria o memòria USB)
  • Comunicacions i Sistemes Distribuïts
    Evolució de TRiEM
    • Basat en programari lliure (control total de les funcionalitats)
    • 35. Ús i adaptació de dispositius de control de videojocs
    • 36. Per ara, joysticks i dancepads
    • 37. Properament, dispositius sense fils de la consola Wii
    • 38. Una extensió pot fer-se servir per més d’una activitat de telerehabilitació
    • 39. Variació de recorreguts a “Carretera”
    • 40. Seqüències a “Catifa de Ball”
    • 41. Noves funcionalitats
    • 42. Streamingd’audio/vídeo en diferit
  • New devices to be integrated
    Low cost videogames devices
    Dancing pads, Wii (accelerometers)
    First contacts with U. Cambridge, (UK) to use pressure sensors in shoes, very promising technology.
    Different sensors
    Wireless tecnologies to periphericals
    • Netbook o subnotebook (<300€)Linux OS full dedicated to AXARM
    • 43. Usercustomization in a USB pen drive.
  • DEMO
  • 44. Thanks!
    Jose L MarzoUniversity of Girona