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Health, accessibility and handicap

This year, the Health topic will be organized according to 3 main axes:

  • Accessibility, autonomy and dependency management
  • Hospital Information System & Telehealth
  • Imaging & visualization of medical data

The Libre Software Meeting offers this year again a venue of choice for actors in the world of health. Through the Health theme, the committee hopes to distribute the LSM and enhance open source projects in this field. To better target the various exchanges that take place, the coordinators of the health topic offer several types of meetings:

  • meetings "solutions", with lectures and round tables to present solutions dedicated to our research.
  • conferences "state of art" between practitioners, developers and scientists to discuss what are the specific needs of users, what works well or less well, discuss approaches...
  • presentations of "technical" between developers and scientists. This will initiate exchanges between communities that may not have the opportunity to meet and perhaps to initiate new collaborations or projects.

Workshops will be available to practice and exchange ideas about tools presented by their designers or by users already experienced in these solutions.

Two podcasts about accessibility are available in french:

Chairman :

  • Johan Moreau (Johan.Moreau@ircad.u-strasbg.fr) received his M.S. in computer science from the University of Rennes in 2001. Since 2001, he has been a permanent engineer in computer sciences at the Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer IRCAD, Strasbourg. His main areas of interest are network and software engineering for computer-aided diagnosis and surgery. In FLOSS, he work on FW4SPL, sconspiracy/yams++, nagios-i18n, gdcm, ...
  • Samuel Thibault (samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org) is an assistant professor in computer science, he tinkers with Linux since 1998, started to get interest in accessibility since he met Sebastien Hinderer in 2001, and never stopped since then. He also participates to the Debian and GNU/Hurd projects, as well as the FFDN.org project.

OsiriX, medical imaging for everyone

Speaker(s) : Pr Ratib

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Plenary session
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 10h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Abstract Developed by Dr. Antoine Rosset and the team of Pr. Osman Ratib from the University Hospital in Geneva, OsiriX is a true revolution in the medical imaging world. Indeed, thanks to this free open source tool, practitioners can easily visualize, manipulate and interpret images taken with any imaging modality directly on their computer. OsiriX is a software for the visualization and manipulation both of dynamic images in 3D and 4D and using the multimodality mode merging metabolic and functional images with anatomic images, like the ones obtained with hybrid modalities such as...

FLOSS in the information system of Strasbourg hospital

Speaker(s) : François Guerder

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 11h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Abstract The content of the presentation will address following issues: The Information System context of the Strasbourg University Hospital: objectives and implications Significant free software projects? Why? How? Significant proprietary solution projects? Why? How? Free software: a reasoned choice Biographie François GUERDER has graduated from INSA Lyon in computer engineering (1988). First, project leader in “new users” IT consulting, he joins the Strasbourg University Hospital in 1990 as project leader (projects in the field of human resources). In 1998, he becomes Information System...

FLOSS in health care: The role of IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG

Speaker(s) : Thomas Karopka

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Transversal topics: In english
Abstract Objective: To give an overview of the work of the European Federation for Medical Informatics Open Source Software Working Group (EFMI LIFOSS WG) and the International Medical Informatics Association Open Source Software Working Group (IMIA OS WG) and their role in respect to Open Source in health care. Background: Being the scientific biomedical informatics association through which the world’s knowledge leaders come together to effectively and efficiently create, assemble, integrate, synthesize or assimilate intellectual knowledge IMIA is ideally suited as a hub in a network of...

Cartopartie accessible, l’expérience St Joseph

Speaker(s) : Philippe Vincent

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Depuis la découverte du projet en lisant une nouvelle sur la liste April-Accessibilité jusqu’à la mise en place du projet par les handicapés eux-mêmes, Philippe Vincent se propose de relater l’expérience d’une cartopartie accessible dans la petite commune de St Joseph qui va accueillir les RMLLd Reunion de 2011. Biographie Philippe Vincent : 37 ans, réunionnais parlant français, anglais, kréol pendant longtemps développeur Java (depuis la version 0.9), j’ai découvert le système GNU/Linux en 2003 en installant la distribution Gentoo, puis resté fidèle adepte du GNU jusqu’à présent, et ce malgré...

Practical insight into the role of free and open source software in achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals

Speaker(s) : Gonçalo Castro

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Transversal topics: In english
Abstract In September 2000 all 191 United Nations member states have agreed on the adoption of the UN Millennium Declaration. It commits their nations to a global partnership to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women, setting out a series of time-bound targets to be achieved by 2015. These have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [1]. Health is at the core of the MDGs, as three of the eight Development Goals are health related: • Reduce child mortality; • Improve Maternal Health; • Combat HIV/AIDS,...

Documents accessibility

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Community discussion around document accessibility OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice Writer enable authors to create accessible documents, i.e. documents that are accessible to people with disabilities, regardless of the tools they use to access content: a screen, a speech synthesizer, a Braille display or a special pointing device. Authors need to be aware of a number of techniques to achieve this, for example, structuring a document by means of headings, providing text alternatives for images and other objects, creating accessible tables, using colours that provide sufficient...

Tools and Services for Patients and Practitioners

Speaker(s) : Thomas Clark

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Transversal topics: In english
Abstract Open-Source Software (OSS) Healthcare Packages for Practitioners and Clinicians are available and in use; some are available for Patients. Few are available that integrate diverse types of Users and Services. The deployed OSS Packages minimally compete with similar commercial products mostly for non-cost factors. Proposed Commercial Products are excessively expensive and restrictive and poorly integrated. End-User Cost, as a major barrier to successful deployment, can be mitigated through the development of wholly or partially OSS Products targeted for diverse User types and...

Distributions Accessibility

Speaker(s) : David Casson, Jean-Philippe Mengual, Samuel Thibault

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Various distributions for Linux and BSD exist. They level of accessibility management is very diverse. Some of them have no support, others need to be configured by hand, others are specialized for accessibility. This workshop will permit to present the current state of distributions, and discuss about solutions to contemplate. Biographie David Casson Jean-Philippe Mengual Samuel Thibault

FreeMedForms: an open EMR with management of drug-drug interactions and patient-drug interactions. An open source model.

Speaker(s) : Eric Maeker

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Transversal topics: In english
Abstract English The FreeMedForms project is a full set of medical applications (EMR, prescriber, drugs interaction checker)…). The project is administrated and developed by a community of medical doctors and computer scientists. The whole applications are freely available without charges and are released with the full code source (GPLv3). The application FreeMedForms and prescriber FreeDiams belong to the rare applications that manage drug-drug interactions and patient-drug interactions in open source. The conference will focus on the presentation of drug interaction engine and its...

Avenir des bibliothèques de traitement et visualisation de données médicales

Speaker(s) : Julien Jomier, Mathieu Malaterre

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Expert
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract Discussion communautaire autour de l’avenir des bibliothèques : ITK, VTK, VTKedge, CTK, ... CMake, CDash, CTest, ... GDCM Sofa ... Julien Jomier interviendra sur ITK, VTK et les autes outils et bibliothèques de Kitware. Mathieu Malaterre interviendra pour GDCM. D’autres représentant de communautés devraient aussi être présents. Biographie Mathieu Malaterre is the current maintainer of GDCM. He has been designing most of the GDCM 2.X toolkit from scratch. As such, he is the main responsible if GDCM ever corrupts your data ! He is mentoring a student for the Google Summer of Code 2011,...

Creating Accessible Documents, DAISY and Braille with OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice Writer

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe, Vincent Spiewak, Bert Frees

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 17h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg

Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Abstract OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice Writer enable authors to create accessible documents, i.e. documents that are accessible to people with disabilities, regardless of the tools they use to access content: a screen, a speech synthesizer, a Braille display or a special pointing device. Authors need to be aware of a number of techniques to achieve this, for example, structuring a document by means of headings, providing text alternatives for images and other objects, creating accessible tables, using colours that provide sufficient contrast, etcetera. An accessible document is not only...

Web Accessibility

Speaker(s) : Yannick Pavard

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Monday 11 July 2011
  • Schedule : 17h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Validating accessibility of a website is not a step that can be done automatically. However thanks to tools and Firefox extensions it is possible to check some of the accessibility criterions such as the use of alternative texts, constrat, color, or validation of accessible arrays. This workshop will permit participants to discover the essential tools and actually experiment with them. We will base on control grids to validate several control points and will finish with a primordial step: “functional analysis”. Biographie Yannick Pavard has a computer science diploma of...

Open Science : dissémination de données et de code source pour la recherche scientifique

Speaker(s) : Charles Marion, Julien Jomier

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 11h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract Le mouvement open-source a permis de faciliter la diffusion de logiciels pour la recherche scientifique. Il est maintenant nécessaire de permettre la diffusion libre des données scientifiques afin de favoriser l’ « Open Access ». Le terme d’ « Open Science », initié par la National Library of Medicine aux Etats-Unis, définit une infrastructure avec des algorithmes, des données et des applications libres permettant de vérifier et reproduire les résultats et favorisant ainsi la recherche. A partir de la plateforme open-source MIDAS, Kitware a développé plusieurs outils favorisant l’open...

Traitement d’images avec la bibliothèque ITK (Insight Toolkit)

Speaker(s) : Julien Jomier, Charles Marion

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract The Insight Toolkit (ITK) est une bibliothèque de traitement d’images, initialement destinée au domaine de l’imagerie médicale, désormais utilisée dans d’autres domaines scientifiques. Lors de cet atelier nous présenterons les fonctionnalités de la bibliothèque ainsi que des outils libres basés sur ITK. Le but de cet atelier est de présenter une introduction au développement C++ avec ITK afin d’implémenter des applications plus ou moins complexes de traitement d’image. The Insight Toolkit (ITK) is an image processing toolkit, originally intended for the medical imaging field, which is now used...

GDCM: DICOM vu de l’intérieur

Speaker(s) : Mathieu Malaterre

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol. Biographie Mathieu Malaterre is the current maintainer of GDCM. He has been designing most of the GDCM 2.X toolkit from scratch. As such, he is the main responsible if GDCM ever corrupts your data ! He is mentoring a student for the Google Summer of Code 2011, with the goal to add support for Whole Slide Imaging (Supplement 145) to the GDCM toolkit. Very...

MediPy : a neuroimaging software development platform

Speaker(s) : Julien Lamy

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract As time passes, neurological images are getting more and more complex : from 2D X-ray images, they have evolved to include 3D CT-Scan and MRI, time series of 3D data (e.g. fMRI), and more recently non-scalar data, as is the case in Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). Image processing algorithms have followed a similar trend, and physicians as well as researchers need flexible tools to visualize their images and to develop new algorithms. To meet these requirements, we have developped MediPy, a free, cross-platform, visualization and processing framework for neurological images. The...

WEASIS: A free web-based viewer aimed for telemedicine and general practitioners

Speaker(s) : Nicolas Roduit, Francis Klumb

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract PURPOSE: More and more, radiological images need to be distributed and quickly displayed within the hospital but also outside the hospital to general practitioners. Within computerized environments such access is increasingly based on web technologies. Therefore, there is a strong opportunity for a multipurpose web-based viewer that can address various clinical needs and offer customized analysis or measurement tools. METHODS: WADO protocol has been chosen for communicating the radiological images. This protocol is part of the DICOM standard and it defines web based methods for...

Multidisciplinary medical imaging platform

Speaker(s) : Arnaud Charnoz, Stéphane Nicolau

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 12 July 2011
  • Schedule : 17h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract Processing and visualization in medical images are complex disciplines and evolving. Data from diverse X-ray equipment are varied. In addition, post-treatment to improve the diagnosis adds new data and features. In this context, developments need many algorithms and designs to create a platform that can be used for clinical and research aspects. These elements are transcribed in libraries and the open source community world is very present. Thus, the developer finds himself facing a significant amount of interesting projects. The FW4SPL project (FrameWork for Software...

What libre software lacks for being used by accessibility actors?

Speaker(s) : Jean-Philippe Mengual, Sylvain Grille, Samuel Thibault

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Round-table conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 11h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Through its arrival on the mainstream GNU/Linux distributions market, and thanks to the action of very dynamic groups, libre software has nowadays acquired some credibility. The solutions it provides for accessibility effectively work and are free. Even Windows has its free screen reader. Still it remains not very widely used. Users, public institutions, enterprises, associations, continue focusing on proprietary solutions. Is it just a communication issue? Is it due to rigidity of the handicap world? The reality is that a stone is missing from the structure interfacing the...

Libre software at stake for orthophony and "dis" impairments

Speaker(s) : Rémi Samier

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h20
  • Duration : 20 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract The Speech Language Therapy and Free Softwares’ project was initiated in 2009. This project began with the belief that free softwares and free licenses offer many possibilities in the Speech and Language Therapists’ practice (creation of rehabilitation’s supports, therapeutic games and activities, software’s adaptation to speech and language therapy, development of collaborative projects, etc.) Speech Language Therapy and Free Softwares’ project aims to : introduce and promote free softwares useful for : - speech and language therapy’s practice and for the creation of...

Audition and libre software

Speaker(s) : Marie-Pierre Bijon

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 20 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract “Population with heary impairement is estimated around 6.3 million people. The amount of people with actual hearing protheses is apparently much smaller than the amount of people who could actually benefit from them. The amount of people with hearing protheses is estimated around 17%, which represents 750,000 to 1 million people in France.” (source “Appareil électroniques correcteurs de surdité » - Haute Autorité de Santé – 2008”). Facing such shift between needs of this population and the low usage rate of the current audition correction solutions, it becomes useful to explore other...

Ubuntu distribution adaptation for visual impairment

Speaker(s) : David CASSON

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 14h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Presentation of the accessibility options of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. the various desktop themes the Compiz Fusion effects the Orca screen reader + the Pico software speech synthesis Biography Publications : Linux Pratique n° 60 : Ubuntu et l’accessibilité Linux Pratique n° 63 : L’accessibilité Web

The Chewing Word virtual keyboard

Speaker(s) : Aristide Grange

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract Chewing Word is a cross-platform on-screen keyboard for people with motor impairments and/or speech disorders, their care assistants, but also dyslexics and beginning readers. Its interface aims at minimizing the cognitive overload inherent to dynamic virtual keyboards, while preserving their main benefits: speed, power and fluidity. Biographie Aristide Grange is a teaching assistant at université Paul-Verlaine de Metz.

Free Braille Device

Speaker(s) : Arnaud Fabre, Frédéric Soulier

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Abstract Main issues with accessibility are cost and training. The aim of this project is to provide an alternative to the existing proprietary solutions. This conference presents the design of a braille device prototype based on open hardware and free software. Biographie Frédéric Soulier is a project manager in a software company and teach embedded system courses in different institutions. Arnaud Fabre has a PhD in computer science and he is currently focused in accessibility for blind people. Web Site...

Web accessibility in CMS

Speaker(s) : Yannick Pavard

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 17h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - Eisenmann (amphi 1)

Transversal topics: Accessibility
Abstract When creating a web project, the libre CMS are a good solution and have the advantage of being able to access all of the source code, to modify it and answer industry needs. But can all CMS easily tackle accessibility issues? Without being a solution to all problems, CMS have some share of concern in respecting norms. Through an overview of several technical rules (alternative text, navigation menu, form...) we will discuss about extensions or technical solutions of the most popular CMS, from TYPO3 to Drupal, through Wordpress and Joomla. Biographie Yannick Pavard has a...