Accession Number : ADA289033

Title :   Hypertext and Multimedia for Functional Enhancement of USARIEM Medical Handbooks and Biomedical Simulation Software.

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Reardon, Matthew J.

PDF Url : ADA289033

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This technical report illustrates the feasibility of converting USARIEM medical handbooks, deployment manuals, and other technical publications into hypertext electronic documents, Techniques are elaborated for creating complex, but easily traversed, networks of hypertext or multimedia jumps, links, and pop-up windows. Five USARIEM documents are restructured as individual networks of hypertext nodes and links. It is also shown how such hypertext handbooks or publications can themselves be represented as hypertext nodes within a higher-level hypertext application. The higher-level hypertext application functions as the entry point for accessing the component hypertext documents. Additionally, a method and example are provided for integrating a hypertext document into a biomedical simulation software program. The example consists of incorporating the USARIEM medical handbook for preventing injury and illness during cold weather military operations, as an on-line interactive hypertext reference, into a dynamic lumped parameter cold digit simulation program.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *HANDBOOKS, *HYPERTEXT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, MILITARY OPERATIONS, SIMULATION, ELECTRONICS, DEPLOYMENT, OPTIMIZATION, NETWORKS, INTERACTIONS, DYNAMICS, PARAMETERS, COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, NODES, MEDICINE, DOCUMENTS, WINDOWS, MEDIA, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, ONLINE SYSTEMS, DATA LINKS, MANUALS, BIOMEDICINE, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, TEXT PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE