Wireless internet based communication robot for healthcare application

Kuo Sheng Cheng, Ching Lin Li, Shao An Deng, Yen Fen Ko, Hsin Hua Li, Cheng Chun Hsu

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Abstract

Internet based robot in healthcare may significantly facilitate the current operation model in hospital. In this study, a wireless internet based robot is designed for physicians to communicate with the patients at a distance. A simple type of robot with three motors for driving three all-direction wheels is used as the basic structure. It also contains four ultrasonic transducers, one RFID reader, one web-based camera, one high sensitive microphone, and an IR-based positioning device. Besides, a plate computer is attached on the top for controlling all the devices. The physician may control this robot remotely through wireless network, to communicat with the patients in hospital. The movement of the proposed robot is controlled either by the remote commands given by the physician, or by IR based navigation system. From the testing results, this robot works well as designed for facilitating the distant patients ward checking. Through the wireless network and auto-navigation, the physicians may remotely control the robot to the specific patient room, to read the electronic record, and to communicate with the patient using notebook computer or PDA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health
Pages308-311
Number of pages4
Edition5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2009 Sep 72009 Sep 12

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Number5
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period09-09-0709-09-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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