Cyber-Healthcare Kiosks for Healthcare Support in Developing Countries

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 275)


Cyber-healthcare can be described to be virtual medicine applied in reality. It involves the use of healthcare professionals consulting and treating patients via the internet and other modern communication platforms and using different techniques and devices of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) to automate manual processes. This paper aims to revisit cyber-healthcare and its applications in the health sector in the developing countries with the expectation of (i) assessing the field-readiness of emerging bio-sensor devices through a cross-sectional pilot study that benchmark the arduino sensors against manually captured vital signs using calibrated devices and (ii) comparing unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques when used in Triage systems to prioritise patients.


Cyber-healthcare Internet-of-Things Patient condition recognition Disease identification Patient prioritisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of HealthUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.ISAT LaboratoryUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa

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