Contribution to the Setting of an Online Platform on Practical Application for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): The Case of Medical Field

  • Kéba GueyeEmail author
  • Ulrich Hermann Sèmèvo Boko
  • Bessan Melckior Degboe
  • Samuel Ouya
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


The objective of this paper is to contribute to the improvement of distance education in medicine by offering a platform for practical work. To do this, we combine the intelligence of WoT with the power of WebRTC. This platform, based on the WebRTC Kurento multimedia server and the Web of Things (WoT), allows teachers and students to do remote labs. Kurento Media Server (KMS) allows you to create media processing applications based on the pipeline concept. The Web of Things (WoT), considered a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), focuses on standards and software frameworks such as REST, HTTP and URI to create applications and services that combine and interact with a variety of network devices. To prove the relevance of our approach, we described a scenario where the teacher initiates a medical consultation TP with any patient on which sensors are placed. Patient data is visible in real time for all students who follow the teacher’s comments/explanations and also interact. However, our experimental results may be relevant for other STEM disciplines.


Practical work E-learning Medicine WoT KMS WebRTC 



The authors kindly thank colleagues who helped them to achieve this paper, especially the members of RTN laboratory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kéba Gueye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ulrich Hermann Sèmèvo Boko
    • 1
  • Bessan Melckior Degboe
    • 1
  • Samuel Ouya
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRT Laboratory, Higher Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of DakarDakarSenegal

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