Quality of life concept: designing a cross-platform video call application

Martin Bom, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE). Stan Ackermans Instituut. Software Technology (ST)

    Research output: ThesisPd Eng Thesis

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    Spectator Video Technology develops technology, concepts, and products in the areas of security, healthcare, and multimedia. Its current healthcare system, named BiDiBox, has proved to be very successful in the Netherlands. It provides elderly people with a way to send out medical alarms in case of emergency, communicate with relatives via video call, and make use of entertainment functionalities, such as (live and recorded) media viewing and simplified web browsing. To accommodate the rapid evolution of modern technology, Spectator is planning to renew its existing healthcare solution. The so-called Quality of Life (QL) concept (working title) aims at realizing the BiDiBox functionalities on multiple platforms (such as mobile and desktop) while adding a number of new security, healthcare, and multimedia features. This report describes the process that was applied to design the QL concept. It includes an analysis of the problem and its domain, followed by the description of a preliminary proof of concept. The latter was used to investigate options for developing the application on multi-ple platforms (i.e., native and hybrid apps) and technical details about the video call func-tionality (i.e., encoding/decoding, multiplexing, streaming). Additional information about the system and its structure are provided through the system's architecture and the various design challenges that have been encountered. These include issues related to the user inter-face and video call setup.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Škorić, Boris, Supervisor
    • Louw, de, R., External supervisor, External person
    Award date3 Oct 2013
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    Print ISBNs978-90-444-1233-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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