Most definitions found in this glossary are adapted with permission from this text book:

Maheu, M., Whitten, P., & Allen, A. (2001). eHealth, Telehealth & Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success. New York: Jossey-Bass.

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Two-way transmission of video images among multiple locations in real time to bring people at physically remote locations together for meetings and teleconsultations.
Entry link: Videoconferencing

Virtual reality

A computer-based technology for simulating visual, auditory, and other sensory aspects of complex environments to create an illusion of being in a three-dimensional world. The world is designed by the computer; it is viewed through a special headset that responds to a person’s head movements while a glove responds to the person’s hand movements. For example, while in a virtual room, raising one’s gloved hand will cause a virtual object seen through the headset to move upward.

Entry link: Virtual reality

Voice over Internet Protocol

Voice over Internet Protocol (Voice over IP, VoIP, IP telephony, Internet telephony, voice over broadband (VoBB), broadband telephony, and broadband phone) refers to a group of communication protocols, transmission technologies, and methodologies for delivering voice, video and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, including the Internet rather than rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Entry link: Voice over Internet Protocol

Voice recognition

The ability of a computer to interpret auditory information in the form of spoken words. Also serves as a method for authentication with a wide variety of applications.
Entry link: Voice recognition