Choi, M., Jones, B., Shim, J., Hong, K., Shah, D., Enabling Clinical Decision-Making Through Home Monitoring and Health Information Technology, INFORMS Data Mining and Health Informatics Workshop, 2010.
IMTC is instrumental in enabling the research and education projects related to the The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI). AHRI is an interdisciplinary research effort involving numerous faculty members from several schools and other organizations at Georgia Tech. IMTC researcher, Brian D. Jones, is Director of the AHRI and manager of the Aware Home facility. Mr.
On November 26, 2001, The Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT), Georgia Tech, and Shepherd Center received a $5 million, five-year federal grant to develop applications of wireless technologies to enhance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities."To promote universal access to mobile wireless technologies and explore their innovative applications in addressing the needs of people with disabilities."
BITC and IMTC are undertaking a significant new research program in Telerehabilitation. The project, sponsored by the Department of Commerce’s Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP), is being led by the Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital in Atlanta focusing on spinal cord and brain injuries.
IMTC worked with the Biomedical Interactive Technology Center, the Medical College of Georgia, and the US Army Medical Center at Fort Dietrich, Maryland, to develop the Electronic House Call, a home based medical monitoring system. The system allows patients who are in stable condition, but need medical monitoring and evaluations, to return to their homes. The systems, connected to the patients' homes via the Internet, provide two way video and audio conferencing between the patient and the medical professional at the hospital and measurement of a number of vital signs, includin
Metamorphopsia is a vision defect caused by a distorted retina in one or both eyes. The inflicted patient perceives this condition as a dynamic distortion the geometry of his environment. Metamorphopsia transforms the patient's world into a perpetual Escher-like environment. Mild horizontal distortions produce binocular depth perception errors as evident in the attached Figure. More severe horizontal distortions as well as vertical distortions cause ghosting or frank double vision. The patient finds navigating stairs or non-uniform topologies a challenge.
IMTC created and built the web site that supports the monthly, one-hour radio program “Lifeline to Health." This program, broadcast state wide in Georgia on WCLK (91.9 FM) Radio in conjunction with Georgia Public Radio, strives to educate listeners on how to improve
As part of the continuing partnership between the Medical College of Georgia, the Biomedical Interactive Technology Center, and IMTC; the remote palpation project seeks to allow doctors to examine patients at a remote location using telecommunications, as well as documenting certain palpation properties of the patient. IMTC has developed and patented a haptic lens - a sensor that is capable of documenting a 3D surface under a specific pressure. The image below shows surface mapping of a key and finger using the device.
As part of the continuing partnership between MCG, BITC, and IMTC; the remote palpation project seeks to allow doctors to examine patients at a remote location using telecommunications, as well as documenting certain palpation properties of the patient. IMTC has developed and patented a haptic lens - a sensor that is capable of documenting a 3D surface under a specific pressure. The image below shows surface mapping of a key and finger using the device.
"This is a tremendous step forward in the utilization of this type of technology for opthamology." - Dr. Keith Green, Regents Professor, Medical College of Georgia