Design and Develop a Video Conferencing Framework for Real-Time Telemedicine Applications Using Secure Group-Based Communication Architecture

Abstract

One of the applications of modern technology in telemedicine is video conferencing. An alternative to traveling to attend a conference or meeting, video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular among hospitals. By using this technology, doctors can help patients who are unable to physically visit hospitals. Video conferencing particularly benefits patients from rural areas, where good doctors are not always available. Telemedicine has proven to be a blessing to patients who have no access to the best treatment. A telemedicine system consists of customized hardware and software at two locations, namely, at the patient’s and the doctor’s end. In such cases, the video streams of the conferencing parties may contain highly sensitive information. Thus, real-time data security is one of the most important requirements when designing video conferencing systems. This study proposes a secure framework for video conferencing systems and a complete management solution for secure video conferencing groups. Java Media Framework Application Programming Interface classes are used to design and test the proposed secure framework. Real-time Transport Protocol over User Datagram Protocol is used to transmit the encrypted audio and video streams, and RSA and AES algorithms are used to provide the required security services. Results show that the encryption algorithm insignificantly increases the video conferencing computation time.

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-014-0133-y

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@article{Kiah2014DesignAD, title={Design and Develop a Video Conferencing Framework for Real-Time Telemedicine Applications Using Secure Group-Based Communication Architecture}, author={Miss Laiha Mat Kiah and S. H. Al-Bakri and A. A. Zaidan and B. B. Zaidan and Muzammil Hussain}, journal={Journal of Medical Systems}, year={2014}, volume={38}, pages={1-11} }