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Customizable Wireless Remote Control for Collaborative Medical Diagnosis and Teaching


Effective collaborative diagnosis, in a presentation environment, requires the presenter’s ability to control equipment at a distance. Conventional remote control multimedia presenters suffice for basic functionality of presentation applications. However, such factory-made remote controls are not particularly useful for a wider variety of applications, especially in the medical field where effective use of the systems and applications require the use of different keys. This paper reports the development of a USB (universal serial bus) remote control with customizable buttons, using RF (radio frequency) technology and allowing for effective control for a large range of manipulations on a workstation. Description of the implementation ideas and results achieved in the development of the firmware and hardware for such a technological tool for use in improving collaborative medical diagnosis and teaching are presented in this article.

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This paper is supported by the Soongsil University Research Fund. The author wishes to thank S.K. Ch’ng and Z.C. Yong for their assistance in the implementation of the USB-RF remote control presenter.

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Logeswaran, R. Customizable Wireless Remote Control for Collaborative Medical Diagnosis and Teaching. J Med Syst 33, 389 (2009).

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