Accession Number : AD0715327

Title :   Feasibility Study: Pilot Automated Medical Examining System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Sep 70

Corporate Author : PHILCO-FORD CORP PALO ALTO CALIF WESTERN DEVELOPMENT LABS

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This report presents the results of a feasibility study of improved medical equipment, techniques, and procedures (including data processing) in the design of an Automated Medical Examining System (AMES) for use in the AFEES (Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations). The study included an extensive mission analysis of existing AFEES operations, review of state-of-the-art medical and data processing techniques and equipment, and the preliminary design of a pilot development test AMES. A system implementation plan is provided for a 100-man-per-day station. Such a station is feasible and can be implemented with little or no new development. The AMES concept results in lower personnel requirements, greatly improved quality and accuracy of the examination, potentially large savings from reduction in EPTS-related discharges, and, after initial implementation, operational costs which are equal to or less than present system costs. The system has capability for the ongoing development testing of improved techniques, equipment, and procedures, and for statistical reports of the AFEES examinee population. The system can handle the frequently encountered overload conditions of the AFEES, has high reliability, conservative design, and modular growth capability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EXAMINATION, AUTOMATION), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, DATA PROCESSING, COSTS, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, RECORDS, MEDICINE, DESIGN, BIOMETRY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE