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Teleconferencing Using Grid Technologies


To install operate and evaluate a proactive and comprehensive architecture for voice, video and data services between the WACN sites using the best available network connectivity. This system will be available for immediate use by NHS staff, in order to gain experience with the use of teleconferencing facilities for medical diagnosis and follow-up. Specifically the system will provide a secure infrastructure providing; multi-site videoconferencing, real-time delivery of microscope imagery, communication and archiving of medical images, access to remotely stored patient records. To use the CeSC Access Grid facility as a test-bed to demonstrate the use of Grid technology for voice, video and integrated data (VVID) services for future deployment as part of the proposed NHS Information “superhighway”. An important aspect of this work will be the development of appropriate security mechanisms for Access Grid communications. This work will not only be relevant to medical data but to any commercially sensitive information transferred over the Access Grid. The evaluation will be performed initially between the two Cambridge Access Grid nodes (CeSC and the Cambridge-MIT Institute). To investigate the use of the CeSC Computational Grid for the remote visualisation of volumetric medical imagery using a high performance medical imaging workstation and the facilities of the Cambridge HPCF. A multimedia expert employed by WACN and Radiology will provide support in installing, commissioning and evaluating this system

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £265,000.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
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