Evaluation of a wearable tele-echography robot system: FASTele in a vehicle using a mobile network

Keiichiro Ito, Koichi Tsuruta, Shigeki Sugano, Hiroyasu Iwata

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Abstract

This paper shows the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) performance of a wearable tele-echography robot system we have developed that we call FASTele. FAST is a first-step way of assessing the injury severity of patients suffering from internal bleeding who may be some time away from hospital treatment. So far, we have only verified our system's effectiveness under constantly wired network conditions. To determine its FAST performance within an emergency vehicle, we extended it to a WiMAX mobile network and performed experiments on it. Experiment results showed that paramedics could attach the system to FAST areas on a patient's body on the basis of the attaching position and procedure. We also assessed echo images to confirm that the system is able to extract the echo images required for FAST under maximum vehicle acceleration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages2093-2096
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Ito, K., Tsuruta, K., Sugano, S., & Iwata, H. (2011). Evaluation of a wearable tele-echography robot system: FASTele in a vehicle using a mobile network. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 2093-2096). [6090389] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090389