[Peripherals] [Tele]Health Update

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[Peripherals] [Tele]Health Update

Postby Ian Daniher » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:37 pm

There has, in the past few months, been a surge of interest in health and telehealth applications for the XO.
My own efforts have been focused on telehealth hardware and software intended for use in scenarios where medical facilities are available but man hours to manually screen individuals is not. This is a scenario faced in many large third-world cities in addition to refuge camps.
Codyl and Dirakx have been assisting; Codyl handling the micro-controller part, Dirakx working with a Columbian team to develop an EKG.

I have designed a Pulse Oximeter based heavily on a communications photodiode instrumentation amplifier. I have started prototyping over Christmas break.

I am working with Dirakx and Dr. Dhurjaty to design and prototype an EKG unit providing valuable diagnostic information about Arrythmia.

Both of these devices will also provide valuable pedagogical resources.


I have designed a server-client infrastructure of the following form for the THPM activity(telehealth parameterized activity):
A GTK+/PyGTK based gui feeds information into a program which creates an XML document via PXTL XML templating.
This XML file is uploaded to a server running an httpd and ftpd using the ftplib python module, along with images in a .jpg format and waveforms in a .wav format.
The program creates a folder on the server of the following form
/www
/username
/time
/health.xml
/image_of_affected_bodypart1.jpg
/image_of_affected_bodypart2.jpg
/pulseox.wav
/stethescope_and_audio.wav
/ekg.wav



/health.css


From this structure, a doctor can access a webpage from the url format: http://server/username/time/health.xml
The XML file will be rendered by a CSS file in the root web directory.


The THM(TeleHealth Module) activity will use code similar to the measure code to record and then display waveforms inputted via a USB Analog to Digital Converter.


In addition to all this, there has been a movement to convert the .pdf Hesperian foundation work Where There is No Doctor into [x]html. Pascals has been heading up this work.


Anyone interested in contributing, feel free to contact me via any of the below means.
Many thanks,

--
Ian Daniher
it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)
Skype : it.daniher
irc.freenode.com: DyDisMe
Ian Daniher
 

[Peripherals] [Tele]Health Update

Postby Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guer » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:18 pm

Hi all,

As Ian said i'm working in a EKG prototype with the assistance of a professor and alumni of my uni,
The process has been stoped due to intersemestral vacations but we have a working prototype, although we still need a lot of improvements.

So i guess in two weeks or so we will continue with the development.

I hope soon, i can upload the footprint of the prototype, and all the related info.

Cheers!

On Jan 1, 2008 12:36 PM, Ian Daniher < it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)> wrote:
There has, in the past few months, been a surge of interest in health and telehealth applications for the XO.
My own efforts have been focused on telehealth hardware and software intended for use in scenarios where medical facilities are available but man hours to manually screen individuals is not. This is a scenario faced in many large third-world cities in addition to refuge camps.
Codyl and Dirakx have been assisting; Codyl handling the micro-controller part, Dirakx working with a Columbian team to develop an EKG.

I have designed a Pulse Oximeter based heavily on a communications photodiode instrumentation amplifier. I have started prototyping over Christmas break.

I am working with Dirakx and Dr. Dhurjaty to design and prototype an EKG unit providing valuable diagnostic information about Arrythmia.

Both of these devices will also provide valuable pedagogical resources.


I have designed a server-client infrastructure of the following form for the THPM activity(telehealth parameterized activity):
A GTK+/PyGTK based gui feeds information into a program which creates an XML document via PXTL XML templating.
This XML file is uploaded to a server running an httpd and ftpd using the ftplib python module, along with images in a .jpg format and waveforms in a .wav format.
The program creates a folder on the server of the following form
/www
/username
/time
/health.xml
/image_of_affected_bodypart1.jpg
/image_of_affected_bodypart2.jpg
/pulseox.wav
/stethescope_and_audio.wav
/ekg.wav



/health.css


From this structure, a doctor can access a webpage from the url format: http://server/username/time/health.xml
The XML file will be rendered by a CSS file in the root web directory.


The THM(TeleHealth Module) activity will use code similar to the measure code to record and then display waveforms inputted via a USB Analog to Digital Converter.


In addition to all this, there has been a movement to convert the .pdf Hesperian foundation work Where There is No Doctor into [x]html. Pascals has been heading up this work.


Anyone interested in contributing, feel free to contact me via any of the below means.
Many thanks,

--
Ian Daniher
it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)
Skype : it.daniher
irc.freenode.com: DyDisMe
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Peripherals@lists.laptop.org (Peripherals@lists.laptop.org)
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--
Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
One Laptop Per Child
rafael@laptop.org (rafael@laptop.org)
Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guer
 

[Peripherals] [Tele]Health Update

Postby Ian Daniher » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:25 pm

Hi all,
Just an update: Pascals has an 'alpha' version of Hesperian WTND Chapter one up online here. This is to be compared to the PDF version here.
Best wishes,
Ian

On Jan 1, 2008 4:18 PM, Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero <dirakx@gmail.com (dirakx@gmail.com)> wrote:
Hi all,

As Ian said i'm working in a EKG prototype with the assistance of a professor and alumni of my uni,
The process has been stoped due to intersemestral vacations but we have a working prototype, although we still need a lot of improvements.

So i guess in two weeks or so we will continue with the development.

I hope soon, i can upload the footprint of the prototype, and all the related info.

Cheers!


On Jan 1, 2008 12:36 PM, Ian Daniher < it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)> wrote:



There has, in the past few months, been a surge of interest in health and telehealth applications for the XO.
My own efforts have been focused on telehealth hardware and software intended for use in scenarios where medical facilities are available but man hours to manually screen individuals is not. This is a scenario faced in many large third-world cities in addition to refuge camps.
Codyl and Dirakx have been assisting; Codyl handling the micro-controller part, Dirakx working with a Columbian team to develop an EKG.

I have designed a Pulse Oximeter based heavily on a communications photodiode instrumentation amplifier. I have started prototyping over Christmas break.

I am working with Dirakx and Dr. Dhurjaty to design and prototype an EKG unit providing valuable diagnostic information about Arrythmia.

Both of these devices will also provide valuable pedagogical resources.


I have designed a server-client infrastructure of the following form for the THPM activity(telehealth parameterized activity):
A GTK+/PyGTK based gui feeds information into a program which creates an XML document via PXTL XML templating.
This XML file is uploaded to a server running an httpd and ftpd using the ftplib python module, along with images in a .jpg format and waveforms in a .wav format.
The program creates a folder on the server of the following form
/www
/username
/time
/health.xml
/image_of_affected_bodypart1.jpg
/image_of_affected_bodypart2.jpg
/pulseox.wav
/stethescope_and_audio.wav
/ekg.wav



/health.css


From this structure, a doctor can access a webpage from the url format: http://server/username/time/health.xml
The XML file will be rendered by a CSS file in the root web directory.


The THM(TeleHealth Module) activity will use code similar to the measure code to record and then display waveforms inputted via a USB Analog to Digital Converter.


In addition to all this, there has been a movement to convert the .pdf Hesperian foundation work Where There is No Doctor into [x]html. Pascals has been heading up this work.


Anyone interested in contributing, feel free to contact me via any of the below means.
Many thanks,

--
Ian Daniher
it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)
Skype : it.daniher
irc.freenode.com: DyDisMe


_______________________________________________
Peripherals mailing list
Peripherals@lists.laptop.org (Peripherals@lists.laptop.org)
http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/peripherals




--
Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
One Laptop Per Child
rafael@laptop.org (rafael@laptop.org)



--
Ian Daniher
it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)
Skype : it.daniher
irc.freenode.com: DyDisMe
Ian Daniher
 


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