Date Added: Aug 2010
Health care is a critical social issue in all over the world nowadays, especially in small town or rural areas where expert doctors, nurses, electronic equipments and other infrastructures are not adequate. As a promising approach to address this issue, telemedicine has received much attention. Telemedicine is a multimedia application where real time video, audio, text, graphics and vital signs are transmitted through the existing telecommunication facilities. Video data is the most dominant part in terms of information contribution of telemedicine electronic signal.