Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 618025, 16 pages
Research Article

Design and Customization of Telemedicine Systems

1Multimedia Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ETSEIB, Avenida Diagonal 647, Barcelona, Spain
2Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Avenida Universidad No. 222, 98068 Zacatecas, ZAC, Mexico

Received 22 January 2013; Accepted 22 March 2013

Academic Editor: Giner Alor-Hernández

Copyright © 2013 Claudia I. Martínez-Alcalá et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In recent years, the advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have resulted in the development of systems and applications aimed at supporting rehabilitation therapy that contributes to enrich patients’ life quality. This work is focused on the improvement of the telemedicine systems with the purpose of customizing therapies according to the profile and disability of patients. For doing this, as salient contribution, this work proposes the adoption of user-centered design (UCD) methodology for the design and development of telemedicine systems in order to support the rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders. Finally, some applications of the UCD methodology in the telemedicine field are presented as a proof of concept.