|This project using
high-quality DV video (cheap consumer cameras) transmitted over the network
to link a deaf patient to a hearing doctor with an interpreter located
remotely. Two streams are delivered to the interpreter (patient and doctor)
and one is delivered back to the patient (with a copy for the doctor).
|The software is the same
base as that used by the uncompressed video of the previous slides. We’re
hoping that McGill will work to turn that into a universal standard for
transmitting high-speed, low-latency time-dependent streams of data over the
|There are lots of issues
that they're attacking including keeping the technology physically out of the
way of the examining physician (and patient), getting clear enough video for
complex medical signing, sending it reliably over the IP network and dealing
with the culture of the deaf community.