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Medical Care from Space: Telemedicine

The prospect of using satellite communications technologies and associated connectivity services in support of Telemedicine is the reason why the ESA Department of Telecommunications is actively pursuing activities in this challenging domain since 1996.


The integration of Telemedicine into the working environment of healthcare professionals can only be pursued though an intensive process of awareness building among the user community and the stakeholders of the healthcare system.

The projects launched so far have provided a valuable contribution in this direction and have allowed to identify and explore new technical solutions and applications with clear potentials to become part of the future Telemedicine practices.

The market and regulatory study of telemedicine via satellite reviews the main telemedicine technologies, applications, services, projects and organisations, and analyses the market potential in Europe and Canada for telemedicine services that are based upon satellite communication technologies. The study also identifies the potential legal and regulatory problems associated with implementation of a satcom-based telemedicine business.

The following list identifies the areas of Telemedicine and the respective projects activated in the ESA ARTES programme (the participating countries appear in square brackets):


Broadband, Highly Interactive Applications projects:



 

DELTASS [F, D]
(3D Simulation component)

Distributed Environment for Medical Simulation projects:



 
MULTIMED [UK]

Emergency Consultation projects:


DELTASS [F, D]
(Mobile Field Hospital and Search and Rescue component)


I-DISCARE [F, I, N]

IEMN [CDN]

MIST [CDN]

NESA [I]

SECOM [UK]

TELANY [I, N]
(Emergency component)


 


Teleconsultation and Tele-Homecare projects:



 

T@HIS - Satellite based Telemedicine in Latin America [E, D]

EUROMEDNET [I]

RCST [CDN]

SHARED [I]

TELECARE [CDN]

TEMOS [D, F]

REACH [CDN]

IGEA SAT [I]


Clinical Research projects:



 

TESHEALTH [I]

WEBGMS [I]

 

Access to Patient Multimedia Data Base projects:



 
TESHEALTH [I]

HERMES [I]

TELANY [I, N]
(Medtronic component)


 
Continuing Medical Education projects:


EMN [CH, D]

EMN.net [CH, D, US, UK]

HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES [D]

HPS IN SURGERY [UK]

HPS IN HOME [UK]

MAYFLOWER [I,N]

SANTTSUR [UK]

SKYMED [I]

SKYNURSE [I]

SM@RT [I]

TEMOS [D, F]

V4DL [I]


Last Update: 14 Aug 2012
 

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