“Telemedicine-enabled ambulances and mobile stroke units for prehospital stroke management”
About: An article discussing different models of mobile stroke units and telemedicine-enabled ambulances to improve prehospital stroke management. Among other things, it is explained how audio-visual telemedicine can be added to ambulances for enabling video consultation with a neurologist.
Publication date: 2021-10-12
“Video from the emergency scene before ambulance arrival – Introducing, analyzing, and understanding video to the medical dispatcher with focus on cardiac arrest”
About: Article about how video can be streamed from emergency scenes before the arrival of the ambulance. The focus of the article is patients with cardiac arrest.
Publication date: 2022-02-04
“Pre-hospital Triage Improvement for Ambulances via 5G Video and Vital Data Communication”
About: An article that describes what was found in completed 5G trials involving ambulance professionals. The trials showed that the decision making for the remotely based physician was more accurate and faster when using video-audio compliment and vital signs compared with audio-only communications.
Publication date: 2023-03-08
“A Smart Ambulance With Information System and Decision-Making Process for Enhancing Rescue Efficiency”
About: An article that describes a system that is part of a project in Thailand for improving the communication between staff at the scene, such as paramedics, and hospitals. Video streaming is described as one of the solutions enabling video consultation using smart glasses.
Publication date: 2022-12-13
“EMS-RTC: LSTM-based Adaptive Video Streaming for Smart Ambulance”
About: An article that describes the development of EMS-RTC which is a real-time video streaming platform specialized for the need of ambulance services. The paper explains the procedure of developing the platform and compared the platform with a state-of-the-art adaptive bitrate algorithm in real-world driving scenarios.
Publication date: 2023-06-01
“A Scalable Framework for Telehealth: The Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
About: A paper which discusses the increase of telehealth care within the Mayo clinic center in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Among other things the need for video consultation in ambulances and at home has increased a lot as a result of limiting the physical contact between covid-19 patients and the caregivers.
Publication date: 2021-02-24
“A Secure Mobile Multimedia System to Assist Emergency Response Teams”
About: A paper that describes a mobile emergency system including real-time video to improve the readiness of in-hospital staff to reduce mortality in rural areas of Canada. Since great distances often lead to long wait times this system could prepare the staff at the hospital during the transportation of the patient.
Publication date: 2008-08-26
Study performed in Canada.
“Mobile telemedicine for moving vehicle scenarios: Wireless technology options and challenges”
About: Article that looks into mobile telemedicine in ambulances. The benefits and limitations of the wireless broadband communications are discussed.
Publication date: 2012-05
“A research proposition for using high definition video in emergency medical services”
About: This paper proposes the relay of high definition video between the ambulance crew and the hospital using public internet infrastructure through utilising a virtual path slice controller as well as it proposes a set of criteria for evaluating the use of video.
Publication date: 2013-04-01
“Real-Time Adaptation to Time-Varying Constraints for Medical Video Communications”
About: The goal of this paper is to provide methods for real-time end-to-end systems that dynamically adapt to time-varying channel states while maximizing the clinical video quality. The latter is expected to expedite the adoption of mHealth medical video communications in standard clinical practice by preserving the quality thresholds for remote diagnosis and decision making. The use of this in ambulances is discussed.
Publication date: 2017-07-12