Guidelines for multipoint videoconferencing using low-cost, PC-based equipment

Klutke, P. J.; Baruffaldi, F.; Mattioli, P.; Toni, A.; Englmeier, K.-H.
September 1999
Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Sep1999, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p198
Academic Journal
journal article
We have compiled a set of guidelines for effective multipoint videoconferencing carried out with low-cost, PC-based systems. The guidelines are based on experience gained during multipoint videoconferences in epidemiology and orthopaedics/radiology. Joint data inspection and manipulation were carried out by application sharing between the PCs. The guidelines are categorized by the time of their application and also by their content. For effective multipoint videoconferences, preparation of the agenda and of digital documents is mandatory. The prevention of echo effects and half-duplex audio connections are of special importance. A protocol to optimize the order of speakers increases the efficient use of conference time. The guidelines worked well when used in a multisite research project and addressed the most important weak points of multipoint videoconferences using low-cost equipment.


Related Articles

  • Protecting Podocytes: A Key Target for Therapy of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. Campbell, Kirk N; Tumlin, James A // American Journal of Nephrology;Feb2018, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p14 

    Background: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a histologic pattern of injury demonstrated by renal biopsy that can arise from a diverse range of causes and mechanisms. It has an estimated incidence of 7 per 1 million and is the most common primary glomerular disorder...

  • Future systems for remote health care. Brownsell, S. J.; Williams, G.; Bradley, D. A.; Bragg, R.; Catlin, P.; Carlier, J. // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Sep1999, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p141 

    As the number of elderly people in society increases, the use of technology to support the care system is being examined. However, there is no agreed model of a technology-based health-care system that fully integrates the technical and social aspects to meet the needs of both clients and care...

  • Predicting functional outcome in acute stroke--prognostic models and clinical judgement. Schulz U G R; Schulz, U G R // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Mar2004, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p351 

    No abstract available.

  • Neurological examination is possible using telemedicine. Craig, J. J.; Mcconville, J. P.; Patterson, V. H.; Wootton, R. // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Sep1999, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p177 

    To compare the reliability of neurological examination performed by telemedicine and face to face, a junior doctor examined 23 patients face to face, these examinations being witnessed either by one or by two telemedicine observers using a telemedicine video-link at 384 kbit/s. The gold standard...

  • Comparing in-person, video, and telephonic medical interpretation. Locatis, Craig; Williamson, Deborah; Gould-Kabler, Carrie; Zone-Smith, Laurie; Detzler, Isabel; Roberson, Jason; Maisiak, Richard; Ackerman, Michael // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p345 

    Background: Using trained interpreters to provide medical interpretation services is superior to services provided on an ad hoc basis, but little is known about the effectiveness of providing their services remotely, especially using video.Objective: To compare remote...

  • Videoconferencing is envisioning change. Altom, Tim // Indianapolis Business Journal;3/21/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p36 

    Explains the benefits of Internet videoconferencing. Cost-effectiveness of the medium; Capability to feature different locations onscreen; Advantage in allowing everybody to see one another's visual aids.

  • Psychiatry, technology, and the corn fields of Iowa. Karlinsky, Harry // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Jan2004, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p1 

    Editorial. Discusses overviews of three technologies and their role in the field of psychiatry, presented as articles in the January 2004 issue of the "Canadian Journal of Psychiatry." Impact of the Internet on obtaining online continuing medical education and communicating with patients and...

  • A method for identifying comparison counties: application to a rural telemedicine evaluation project. Hicks, L. L.; Koenig, S. E.; Boles, K. E.; Madsen, R. W.; Kling, B. W.; Mitchell, J. A.; Webb, W. D.; Tracy, J. A. // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Sep1999, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p182 

    The evaluation of telemedicine activity in rural communities is complicated by the fact that most telemedicine sites are chosen because of their existing telecommunications infrastructure and institutional relationships, not by a random selection process. In addition, it is difficult to draw...

  • Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and performance of STI syndromes against aetiological diagnosis, in female sex workers of red light area in Surat, India. Desai, V.K.; Kosambiya, J.K.; Thakor, H.G.; Umrigar, D.D.; Khandwala, B.R.; Bhuyan, K.K. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Apr2003, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p111 

    Objectives: To measure prevalence of selected sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV among female sex workers (SWs) in the red light area of Surat, India, and to evaluate the performance of STI syndrome guidelines (for general population women in India) in this group against...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics