Latest Remote guidance Stories

2011-06-23 23:04:04

The remoteness and resource limitations of spaceflight pose a serious challenge to astronaut health care. One solution is ultrasound. Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations. These tools include techniques that streamline training and help remote experts guide non-physician astronauts to perform ultrasound exams. Ultrasound can...

2010-12-08 11:00:00

Ultrasound is an extremely useful medical technique, provided the operator has the expertise. In small clinics, however "“ and still more on spacecraft "“ trained radiologists are rare. So ESA is testing a new robotic ultrasound system for remote operation by distant specialists. An assistant simply holds the device against the patient and the ultrasound expert can move the probe as if present in the examination room, rather than thousands of kilometers away. They control the...

2009-05-18 11:00:00

As crews spend nine months of the year cut off from the rest of civilization, Australia's Antarctic research stations are taking lessons learned from space to try to improve the diagnosis and treatment of staff in remote locations, Reuters reported.Similar to working on a space mission, Australia's Antarctic Division operates some of the world's most remote outposts and assignments.However, doctors dealing with a medical emergency or diagnosing a patient have difficult challenges to overcome,...

2005-11-03 14:35:00

An ultrasound training program for non-physicians gives astronauts and sports trainers the tools to assess injuries using real-time remote assistance from medical experts. Researchers with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed a computer-based training method that teaches non-physicians to operate ultrasound as if they were technicians. Crew members for four International Space Station (ISS) missions have trained with the program and have performed...

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