Comparison of Web-based Videoconferencing Systems for Telerehabilitation ApplicationsBy Kim, Jongbae, PhD; Fuhrman, Ya’aqov ; Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2007 Conference,
Publication Date: 2007
Study evaluating and comparing seven instant messenger (IM) systems and remote communication techniques for telerehabilitation use: (1) AIM, (2) Conference XP, (3) CU-See-Me, (4) ICQ, (5) MSN Messenger, (6) Skype, and (7) Yahoo Messenger. The IM systems were evaluated in terms of the following characteristics: (1) ease of use, (2) ease of set-up, (3) video resolution and frame rate, (4) audio clarity, (5) video-audio synchronization, and (6) connection reliability. Results were recorded using a five-point Likert scale. Of the seven systems evaluated, three demonstrated superior qualities. Results from this study and evaluation will be used to recommend the Skype, MSN, and ICQ instant messenger (IM) systems for telerehabilitation purposes. This paper was presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America in Phoenix, Arizona.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)