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WoundCare: A Palm Pilot-Based Expert System for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

  • Douglas D. Dankel
  • Mark Connor
  • Zulma Chardon
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2780)

Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results on the development of a Palm Pilot-based medical expert system for the treatment of pressure ulcers. Its deployment on a Palm Pilot allows it to be easily carried to the patient’s location, allowing it to collect information about a patient’s pressure ulcers (i.e., bed sores) and provide immediate and accurate recommendations for the treatment of those wounds. Using knowledge acquired from a wound care specialist, this expert system provides recommendations similar to those provided by a medical expert.

Keywords

Expert System Personal Digital Assistant Wound Site Pressure Ulcer Previous Visit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas D. Dankel
    • 1
  • Mark Connor
    • 2
  • Zulma Chardon
    • 3
  1. 1.CISEUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Atlantic NetGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.B21 SHCCUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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