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Canadian Companies, Students Partner to Improve Airborne Telemedicine

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 4, 2014
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[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium have confirmed grants to support the project for real-time telemedicine for emergency medical evacuation by air transport, manned by Star Navigation Systems Group and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS).

The collaborative research project will contribute to accelerate the integration of new technologies and care pathways, to support the creation of new markets for consortium partners, to develop knowledge and leading edge expertise in technology and the management of medical systems, to train highly qualified resources and to facilitate knowledge transfer. It will span over two years under ÉTS guidance and will involve three master students and two post-doctorate fellows working actively with the research and industrial team including MEDTEQ, Silkan Solutions, Airmédic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine and Star Navigation Systems Group.

The partners of this project will work on improving Emergency Medical Services (EMS), starting with air ambulance transport, by providing real-time direct transmission to the ground medical dispatch center of patients' vital signs, along with visual assessment and geo-positioning.

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