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JACKSON (AMAZON CCN#1) Temp - Real-Time Satellite Based Telemedicine Service for Professional Clinical Users in Remote Locations

Direct follow-up of the Amazon project, the Jackson project targets the development a range of products to allow wider implementation of telemedicine and patient data sharing through new technology and to access larger market segments through cardiac electro-therapy solutions. 

The objective of this project is to augment the existing Tempus Pro device with new products and services, which will enable its wider adoption by healthcare providers. Additionally, the project will provide electrotherapy solutions to work with the Tempus Pro that will meet the needs of wider user groups and therefore open up new market segments.

Users and their needs

The intended users of the system will be professional civlian medical personnel deployed in local-civic and remote scenarios via a variety of emergency response vehicles. Within this broad group are subgroups of other users whose needs can be differentiated from each other. These include:

  • Monitor and defibrillator user - typically a paramedic (ranging from basic to advanced grade), physician’s assistant, doctor or speciality doctor such as an anaesthesiologist. They would require:
    • The system to be intuitive to operate, small, lightweight, robust and fully-featured;
    • The electrotherapy device to include pacing and cardioversion capabilities with proven and compliant waveform;
    • The ability to capture all event data from both devices, including CPR feedback;
    • Data to be integrated into the standard patient record used by the organisation. 
  • Telemedicine user - a medic receiving data transmitted from the device to provide support remotely (this could be real-time support to the treatment of the patient or could be preparation for the arrival of the patient). They would require:
    • Data to cover basic STEMI requirements but preferably provide high levels of acuity for vital signs as well as patient interventions and treatment;
    • Data to be integrated into the standard patient record used by the organisation;
    • Data to be secure and accessible.
    • Data administrator - typically a medic performing post event quality of care and compliance-assurance with organisational KPIs. They would require:
      • Data to provide high levels of acuity for vital signs as well as patient interventions and treatment and Full Code Review;
      • Data to be in a user-friendly format to analyse and extract with configurable dashboards;
      • Data to be integrated into the standard patient record used by the organisation;
      • Data to be secure and accessible;
      • The system to be usable in small to large institutions with a variety of data hosting approaches.

RDT targets a range of pre-hospital care applications, mostly in Europe and Africa.  

Service/ system concept

This project includes various hardware and software improvements to the existing Tempus Pro as well as the development of a stand-alone fully therapeutic defibrillator which can be used with the monitor.  Also included is the development of a range of accessories, which are required by the civilian pre-hospital market. 

The project also includes the development of an entirely new data portal supported by new and more robust communications interfaces. Used together, these devices will offer the pre-hospital care markets a significantly more configurable and scalable system. This system will meet the existing clinical (monitoring and therapy) requirements of pre-hospital care users but will allow them to:

  • Additionally capture more information at the point of care;
  • Transmit this information to more colleagues via a wider range of communications interfaces and readable on any device;
  • Access this information (both during care and post-event) via an interface which can be scaled according to the size and needs of various sizes of organisations.

Space Added Value

This project will leverage the existing investment in space assets (satcom and GNSS data) that were established in the previous Amazon project and utilise them in much larger markets. Having established the use of these technologies in remote and real-time care in the Amazon project, the Jackson project will bring the use of the products into much greater use by introducing them into new, significantly larger markets. 

While the current military and remote land markets are attractive markets, the civilian pre-hospital market is an even larger and more attractive market. Based on data from various sources, information from key OEM suppliers, and various European and US government reports the global market for civilian pre-hospital monitors is estimated to be approximately 160 000 units. This covers Europe, USA and sensible rest of world markets such as Australia, Canada and the Middle East. Assuming a replacement rate of once every five years, this scopes the annual market to be approximately 32 000 units per year. 

Accessing these much larger markets would drive the use of the previous space technology investments. 

RDT believes that its real-world experience of using satcom in remote telemedicine applications will add particular value and difference in these larger markets.

Current Status

Since the Demo Qualification Review meeting successfully held at RDT premises in November 2017, the company has mainly been working on all elements of the deliverables including defibrillation and data access. Additionally, work has been performed on a range of accessories which are required for the successful launch of the product. The defibrillator (Temps LS) has a full CE mark has now been launched in to key adopter sites (September 2017). This includes leading UK HEMS sites and Dutch Ambulance Service. The modular system is collectively known as the “Tempus ALS”. 

The Software platform (Corsium) is scheduled for release in October 2018. The System Deployment Acceptance meeting is scheduled for November 2018 in the UK. 

Last but not least, RDT has been acquired in June 2018 by the Royal Philips medical systems manufacturer.

Prime Contractor

Project Managers

Contractor Project Manager

Leigh Cornock
RDT Ltd
Pavilion C2, Ashwood Park, Ashwood Way,
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG23 8BG
United Kingdom
+44 1256 362 409

ESA Project Manager

Arnaud Runge
ESA/ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1
2200 AG Noordwijk ZH
Netherlands

Status Date

Updated: 23 February 2017 - Created: 21 October 2016