Telemedicine System


Wikipedia [1]: "Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations."

Several earlier projects involved telemedicine. One was a pervasive telemedicine system designed to provide medical support to the Pace community at its various campus locations, and especially the more remote location in Pleasantville, New York [2]. Another was the MIND PAL (Medical Information Nurse Direct Personal Assistant Link) system, which was intended to be an innovative, easy to use, and indispensable system for nurses, doctors, and patients of hospices [3, 4].


The team's initial task on this project is to propose a telemedicine system, such that a working key component of the system can be completed in one or two semesters by a team of 4-5 students. Write the proposal as though you are proposing a system for which you would like to receive venture capital to develop. For example, a medical support system could be developed for the Pace community and especially at its remote campus locations, see [2].

References - Related Previous Capstone Projects

  1. Wikipedia, Telemedicine, accessed September 2012.
  2. David Pazmino, Michael Filippone, Pavan Mundra, and Savitha Iyengar, Pervasive Telemedicine System, Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, 2004.
  3. Sameh Eshak, Sudha Kannan, Jeffy Thomas, Kanimozhi Thangavelu, Alex Wong, and Rita Hubert, Developing a PDA to Assist Nurses on Hospice Home Visits, Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, 2005.
  4. Jacques St. Louis, Delroy Brown, Anne D'Onofrio, and Michael Pasacrita, Developing a PDA to Assist Nurses on Hospice Home Visits, Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, 2006.

References from Dr. Gupta, Dean CSIS

  1. Amar Gupta, et al., Outsourcing in the Healthcare Industry: Information Technology, Intellectual Property, and Allied Aspects, 2009.
  2. Amar Gupta, et al., Use of Collaborative Technologies and Knowledge Sharing in Co-Located and Distributed Teams: Towards the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory, 2009.
  3. Amar Gupta, Prescription for Change, 2008.
  4. Amar Gupta, Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace, 2007.
  5. News media releases.
  6. Additional material.