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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 4306416, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4306416
Research Article

A Cross-Lingual Mobile Medical Communication System Prototype for Foreigners and Subjects with Speech, Hearing, and Mental Disabilities Based on Pictograms

1Department of Multimedia, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Koszykowa 86, 02-008 Warsaw, Poland
2Department of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Krzysztof Wołk; lp.ude.ajp@klowk

Received 22 February 2017; Accepted 12 October 2017; Published 2 November 2017

Academic Editor: Lev Klebanov

Copyright © 2017 Krzysztof Wołk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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