A novel ICT project in rural India uses long-distance Wi-Fi networking to enable high-quality videoconferencing between eye hospitals and remote village clinics. The project highlights the importance of sustainability as a first-class goal for systems research.
Citation: Sonesh Surana, Rabin Patra, Sergiu Nedevschi, Eric Brewer, "Deploying a Rural Wireless Telemedicine System: Experiences in Sustainability," Computer, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 48-56, June 2008