Using Continuous Voice Activation Applications in Telemedicine to Transform Mobile Commerce

Using Continuous Voice Activation Applications in Telemedicine to Transform Mobile Commerce

James A. Rodger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 40
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-052-3.ch012
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This chapter is designed to relate the rationale used by the Department of Defense (DoD), for the military to adapt the principles of Mobile and Voice Commerce to meet increasing global crises and to find ways to more effectively manage manpower and time. A mobile Telemedicine package has been developed by the Department of Defense to collect and transmit near-real-time, far-forward medical data and to assess how this Web-based capability enhances management of the battlespace. Telemedicine has been successful in resolving uncertain organizational and technological military deficiencies and in improving medical communications and information management. The deployable, mobile teams are the centerpieces of this telemedicine package. These teams have the capability of inserting essential networking and communications capabilities into austere theaters and establishing an immediate means for enhancing health protection, collaborative planning, situational awareness, and strategic decision making through Web-based internet applications. In order to supplement this mobile commerce aspect of telemedicine, U.S. Navy ships have been utilized to integrate voice commerce interactive technologies to improve medical readiness and mobility. An experimental group was tasked to investigate reporting methods in health and environmental surveillance inspections to develop criteria for designing a lightweight, wearable computing device with voice interactive capability. This chapter is also designed to relate the rationale used by the Department of Defense and the Test and Evaluation (T&E) Integrated Product Team, in order to determine the military utility of the Joint Medical Operations—Telemedicine Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (JMO-T ACTD) and continuous voice activation applications. Voice interactive computing devices are used to enhance problem solving, mobility and effectiveness in the battlespace. It improves efficiency through automated user prompts, enhanced data analysis, presentation, and dissemination tools in support of preventive medicine. The device is capable of storing, processing, and forwarding data to a server. The prototype devices have enabled quick, efficient, and accurate environmental surveillance. In addition to reducing the time needed to complete inspections, the device supported local reporting requirements and enhanced command-level intelligence. This chapter further focuses on developing a holistic model of implementing a strategy for mobile telemedicine. The model synthesizes current thinking on transformation into a holistic model and also explains the integrative influence of vision on the other four model components: environment, people, methodology, and IT perspective. The model was tested by Testing and Evaluating (T&E) the JMO-T ACTD. JMO-T ACTD has developed a very successful training program and is very aware of the importance of planned change. Top military officials, such as the Commander in Chief (CINC), are actively involved in change and are committed to people development through learning. The model served an applied purpose by allowing insights into how well the military organization fit current theory. The model also fit a theoretical purpose by organizing a holistic, comprehensive framework. Accordingly, we have organized and synthesized the literature into five interrelated components that act as a fundamental guide for research. The model also helped to identify a theoretical link and apply it to the internal operations of the military and its adaptation of mobile e-commerce principles to more effectively deliver telemedicine benefits to military personnel.

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Chapter 1
Keng Siau, Ee-Peng Lim, Zixing Shen
Advances in wireless technology increase the number of mobile device users and give pace to the rapid development of e-commerce using these devices.... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce: Current States and Future Trends
Chapter 2
Do van Thanh
This chapter considers mobile e-commerce on mobile phones and in particular GSM mobile phones. It is aiming at clarifying the differences between... Sample PDF
Mobile E-Commerce on Mobile Phones
Chapter 3
Hong Va Leong
Advances in wireless communication technologies in the past decade have led to the emergence of e-commerce applications that can be executed on... Sample PDF
Transactional Database Accesses for M-Commerce Clients
Chapter 4
Aslihan Celik, Anindya Datta
Data management issues related to organizing and retrieving information from wireless channels have posed challenges for the database community. In... Sample PDF
Techniques to Facilitate Information Exchange in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 5
Sai Ho Kwok
In the future, intellectual property protection will be a need for distributed media in mobile multimedia. With the constraints of mobile commerce... Sample PDF
Digital Rights Management for Mobile Multimedia
Chapter 6
Abhinav Vora, Zahir Tari, Peter Bertok
Robust mobile middlewares are crucial for online applications as they provide solutions for the core issues of mobility, data interoperability, and... Sample PDF
Predicate Based Caching for Large Scale Mobile Distributed On-line Applications
Chapter 7
Jari Veijalainen, Mathias Weske
Mobile phones and other small and powerful portable devices have revolutionized personal communication and affected the lifestyles of the people in... Sample PDF
Modeling Static Aspects of Mobile Electronic Commerce Environments
Chapter 8
Stuart James Barnes
The use of mobile telecommunications devices for commercial transactions, coined mobile (m-) commerce, has been an emerging trend since the late... Sample PDF
Known by the Network: The Emergence of Location-Based Mobile Commerce
Chapter 9
John Krogstie, Petter Bae Brandtzaeg, Jan Heim, Andreas L. Opdahl
Mobile solutions are becoming more and more common in e-commerce and are giving rise to a new breed of m-commerce systems, which are characterized... Sample PDF
Usable M-Commerce Systems: The Need of Model-Based Approaches
Chapter 10
Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro
In this work we present the problem of managing the interactions between handheld devices, mobile applications and users that are the three main... Sample PDF
Managing the Interactions Between Handheld Devices, Mobile Applications, and Users
Chapter 11
Susy Chan, Xiaowen Fang
This chapter analyzes the critical issues confronting usability for mobile commerce (m-commerce) applications. Limited bandwidth and multiple form... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce and Usability
Chapter 12
James A. Rodger
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Using Continuous Voice Activation Applications in Telemedicine to Transform Mobile Commerce
Chapter 13
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Mobile Applications for Adaptive Supply Chains: A Landscape Analysis
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