African Journal of Information & Communication Technology <p>African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT) is an international journal providing a publication vehicle for coverage of topics of interest to those involved in computing, communication networks, electronic communications, information technology systems and Bioinformatics. It is serving as an open source vehicle of the works of researchers in ICT world wide that hitherto would not be available to organisations outside and within the African sub-region.</p><p><strong>This journal has ceased publication with UTS ePRESS. </strong></p><p><strong>AJICT's new location is: <a href=""></a></strong></p> Trobe University, Melbourne en-US African Journal of Information & Communication Technology 1449-2679 Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. A <a href="" target="_blank">Copyright Form</a> should be downloaded by authors and must be faxed to the AJICT before the publication of their manuscripts will be scheduled. Exploration of Game Consoles as a legitimate computing platform for in-the-field biomedical data acquisition and management Biomedical research increasingly requires for testings be conducted outside the lab, in the field such as the participant’s home or work environment. This type of research requires semi-autonomous computer systems that collect such data and send it back to the lab for processing and dissemination. A key aspect of this type of research is the selection of the required software and hardware components. These systems need to be reliable, allow considerable customizability and be readily accessible but also able to be locked down. In this paper we report a set of requirements for the hardware and software for such a system. We then utilise these requirements to evaluate the use of game consoles as a hardware platform in comparison to other hardware choices. Christopher Armstrong Diarmuid Kavanagh Sara Lal Peter Rossiter ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2013-02-05 2013-02-05 7 1 10.5130/ajict.v7i1.1287 Mandibular cortical width measurement based on dental panoramic radiographs with computer-aided system The paper presents a method of the determining a mandibular cortical width on dental panoramic radiographs. Cortical width of lower border of mandible may potentially be associated with recognition of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. An algorithm to perform a semiautomatic cortical width measurement in a given region of interest was developed. The algorithm is based on separate extraction of lower and upper boundaries of cortical bone. Results of boundaries extraction performed on 34 panoramic radiographs of healthy and osteoporotic individuals are presented, together with automatic measurements of particular distances. They were compared with results of hand-made measurements done by two maxillofacial radiologists. Presented algorithm may potentially be useful for screening patients with osteoporosis. Przemysław Maćkowiak Tomasz Kulczyk Elżbieta Kaczmarek ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2013-02-05 2013-02-05 7 1 10.5130/ajict.v7i1.1326