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Dagstuhl Seminar 25031

Addressing Future Challenges of Telemedicine Applications

( Jan 12 – Jan 17, 2025 )

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Telemedicine transcends physical barriers to redefine healthcare. Its significance is paramount, offering a lifeline to those hindered by geographic constraints, and forging a path to accessible, efficient, and equitable medical assistance. It amplifies access, lowers costs, and enhances treatment compliance, which is particularly crucial for marginalized populations.

Significant technological progress allows researchers, developers, and medical practitioners to provide remote healthcare more efficiently and more safely than ever. Existing technologies can revolutionize telemedicine by delivering interactive, and secure healthcare experiences to patients. This fusion has the potential to bridge geographical gaps, enhance patient-provider relationships, and provide efficient medical services while ensuring the privacy and security of patient data.

This Dagstuhl Seminar will gather experts in the areas of XR Technologies (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality), Conversational avatar assistants, UX: Gaze Control and Visual Attention, and Data Privacy and Security fields to delve into the intricacies, innovations, and transformative potential of telemedicine. This esteemed congregation should foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, insights, and breakthroughs that will redefine the landscape of healthcare delivery.

The seminar's objective will be to identify the challenges and opportunities of the technologies discussed in this seminar for delivering safer and more efficient healthcare assistance remotely. This should result in a seminar proceeding that will serve as a handbook for computer scientists, academic researchers, and industry developers who are interested in telemedicine.

The invaluable insights will help to contribute to revolutionizing patient care by harnessing the potential of telemedicine to bridge gaps in medical accessibility. Together, we hope to pave the way for a more inclusive, efficient, and patient-centric healthcare landscape.

Copyright Andrew Duchowski, Joaquim A. Jorge, Catarina Moreira, Nuria Pelechano, and Matias Volonte

  • Computers and Society
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Telemedicine
  • eXtended Reality
  • eye tracking
  • collaborative Virtual Environments
  • Avatars
  • Embodied Conversational Agents