Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

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AXARM: An Extensible Remote Assistance and Monitoring Tool for ND Telerehabilitation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_13,
        author={Antonio Bueno and Jose Marzo and Xavier Vallejo},
        title={AXARM: An Extensible Remote Assistance and Monitoring Tool for ND Telerehabilitation},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Cross-platform hybrid P2P XMPP MS telerehabilitation plug-in},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_13}
    }
    
  • Antonio Bueno
    Jose Marzo
    Xavier Vallejo
    Year: 2012
    AXARM: An Extensible Remote Assistance and Monitoring Tool for ND Telerehabilitation
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_13
Antonio Bueno1,*, Jose Marzo1,*, Xavier Vallejo1,*
  • 1: University of Girona
*Contact email: antonio.bueno@udg.edu, joseluis.marzo@udg.edu, xvallejo@atc.udg.edu

Abstract

AXARM is a multimedia tool for rehabilitation specialists that allow remote assistance and monitoring of patients activities. This tool is the evolution of the work done in 2005-06 between the BCDS research group of UdG and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FEM in Spanish) in Girona under the TRiEM project. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease (ND) that can provoke significant exhaustion in patients even just by going to the medical centre for rehabilitation or regular checking visits. The tool presented in this paper allows the medical staff to remotely carry on patient consults and activities from their home, minimizing the displacements to medical consulting. AXARM has a hybrid P2P architecture and consists essentially of a cross-platform videoconference system, with audio/video recording capabilities. The system can easily be extended to include new capabilities like, among others, asynchronous activities whose result can later be analyzed by the medical personnel.