• Teleconferencing technology has great potential for providing interactive, cost-effective assessment of people with disabilities in their place of work.

  • Documented studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a variety of telecommunications technologies for health monitoring physical condition and physiological status, and for diagnostics.

  • Few studies for providing remote environmental assessments.

  • Despite its enormous potential to provide workplace assessments, the use of teleconferencing technology as a cost-effective means to deliver these specific services has not been investigated.

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