Health is a very broad theme involving a wide range of actors spanning across almost all types of institutions, all contributing towards maintaining and improving health of the citizen. A surprisingly large number of services can potentially be improved or newly created by introducing space-based systems to applications like disease prevention, to early warning, diagnostics, and treatment.
Status date: 27 May 2020
TeleAssist is an Augmented Reality (AR) platform that consists of AR glasses and a specialized communication platform integrating satellite-based communication capabilities. For mobile healthcare professionals it improves the delivery and improvement of remote care in rural, poverty, and conflict areas, along with global assistance to mobile emergency care.
Status date: 18 May 2020
Trauma to the tibia or other bones leave patients needing extensive rehabilitation over many months. However, a combination of too few hospital beds and the patient’s preference to recover at home means that monthly trips to the hospital predominate the rehabilitation pathway. The frequency of the visit is suboptimal from a care perspective with the risk of complication and readmission a constant issue. The journey is likely to be inconvenient and expensive for the patient. The need for a service that provides daily, remote measurement of rehabilitation variables is needed for the benefit of all stakeholders. Hospitals, Insurance companies, employers, communities, patients and their families want more effective and efficient rehabilitation which is available to everyone, no matter where they live. Virtual Clinic Direct leverages the integration of Satellite Assets (Satcom and GNSS) with an intelligent medical device architecture (sensors, microprocessors, smart phones, machine learning, Bluetooth Low energy, 3G & 4G etc.) to create a ubiquitous service that measures and tracks: Healing rate of fractured boneLevel of behavioral compliancePatient progress against benchmarkRisk of complication and readmissionVirtual Clinic Direct leverages the integration of Satellite Assets (Satcom and GNSS) with an intelligent medical device architecture (sensors, microprocessors, smart phones, machine learning, Bluetooth Low energy, 3G&4G etc.) to create a ubiquitous service that measures and tracks: Healing rate of fractured boneLevel of behavioral compliancePatient progress against benchmarkRisk of complication and readmission
Status date: 15 May 2020
A Thousand miles out at a sea. You are the captain on a large container ship. A crew member is seriously ill. You have been trained for this and it is your call. Remote medical care is complicated due to the distance between parties.Telemedicine currently focuses on analysis / consultation. MedAssist.online’ s Two- way Augmented Reality service adds the “DO-factor”, by bringing a remote doctor virtually alongside a caretaker, working jointly to deliver the best possible care at lowest cost.
Status date: 11 May 2020
This project is based on several ESA-backed projects, which resulted in the successful development of a set of telemedicine systems for civilian, military and commercial aviation applications. Since they were launched onto the market, the Tempus IC and Tempus Pro patient monitoring systems have been commercially successful in a range of pre-hospital care applications in Europe and North America.This new project targets the development a range of products to allow wider implementation of telemedicine and patient data sharing through easy to install technology. This will enable access to larger market segments through cardiac electro-therapy solutions and data sharing capabilities.
Status date: 15 April 2020
aircheckr provides detailed outside air quality information and tools needed to effectively reduce your exposure to air pollution. It empowers people to actively or passively make better decisions and take actions in order to breathe better air. People are no longer defenceless. Improving the air at home/office or car, or reducing your exposure during biking or exercising is now possible. Together with its partners, aircheckr is working hard to integrate air quality information into a wide range of services, applications or devices.
Status date: 08 April 2020
CliniTouch Vie 2 is a satellite air quality enabled, digitally connected health care platform that provides remote monitoring, tailored clinical interventions and education to patients with chronic conditions to significantly improve health outcomes.
Status date: 07 April 2020
KYMIRA is developing smart wearable garments that interact with the human body to change, improve and one day save the wearers’ lives. This project built on a previously developed cardiac monitoring prototype garment, investigating its ability to identify developing cardiovascular conditions and detect the onset of acute cardiac events through machine learning software.
Status date: 24 March 2020
Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is a rapidly growing health problem in the Highlands of Scotland. Prevention is difficult because of the paucity of information about “hot spots”. LymeApp integrates georeferenced disease data into spatial models using Earth Observation data alongside data from GP surgeries, and the Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab to produce an interactive risk map.
Status date: 16 March 2020
EARTHSCAN is a Real-Time Healthcare System (RTHS) for detecting and diagnosing polyps during colonoscopy using cloud computing accessed via satellites.
Status date: 11 March 2020
Air quality impacts our health and quality of life. We develop analytical services to mitigate the impact of air pollution on people’s health. We combine satellite data with machine learning to develop dose-response functions for individual users. To help people with pollen allergy, we are also developing a pollen model to quantify and forecast pollen levels.
Status date: 28 January 2020
This Feasibility Study explores business opportunities for the utilisation of satellite earth observation data, satellite communication and terrestrial communications to link toilets and sewage treatment facilities to wider sensor networks, to significantly augment sanitation management and the monitoring of public health.
Status date: 28 January 2020
Poworganic is developing a circular micro-credit model powered by satellite imagery, tackling the energy, sanitation and health crisis in developing countries and further.
Status date: 07 January 2020
The Sun4Health demonstration project develops a ready-to-market solution by providing a comprehensive, integrated revolutionary system for the best exploitation of solar radiation benefits avoiding the healthrelated risks, according to any environmental scenario and targeted for any kind of end-user, especially for children.
Status date: 20 December 2019
Datarella’s Track & Trust product seeks to boost transparency between stakeholders and offer immutable trusted tracking for stakeholders in humanitarian supply chains. Track & Trust architecture leverages advanced blockchain technology and satellite connected IoT devices to guarantee that goods are continually accounted for even in the most exigent and adversarial conditions.
Status date: 19 December 2019
SHOW as a mobile service is aimed at making seniors feeling constantly needed by society, as they are enabled to offer help to family members, friends, or in general people who need support. It addresses the challenges of elderly people regarding increasing mobility, maintaining activity, improving safety, reducing stress, growing assurance of behaviour and reducing social exclusion.
Status date: 13 December 2019
SatCare aims to demonstrate two systems of remote diagnostics using a broadband managed communication system to include satcom. The SatCare activity will allow for video rich data to transmit scans to an hospital from a vehicle on the scene of the emergency and en-route to the hospital. Enabling a robust clinical decision support system for prehospital patients has an impact on the health outcomes for patients and can improve the productivity and efficiency of the ambulance service. Through the addition of satcom we can broaden the coverage of this service to include areas where terrestrial broadband communication (LTE) is unavailable or over-subscribed.
Status date: 02 December 2019
Village Data Analytics (VIDA) is a software-enabled service that automatically identifies remote villages and determines their suitability for a micro-grid installation using earth observation data and machine learning algorithms.VIDA can be scaled across large user-defined areas to find a portfolio of viable micro-grid sites. This data-driven knowledge de-risks projects, reduces time and planning costs and enables investment at scale.
Status date: 27 November 2019
The project aims to test the feasibility of providing accurate and high resolution global air quality modelling services using vehicles extracted from very high-resolution earth observation imagery. Providing detailed air quality modelling for a large number of cities will improve decision making, enable efficient and cost effective urban growth and reduce the air pollution impact on human health.
Status date: 08 November 2019
SMEETH designed to supports health researchers handling a large database on atmospheric composition, meteorological data, and correlated geo-referenced medical records, in a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. The final goal of SMEETH is to determine the plausibility of providing early warning of outbreaks of respiratory diseases using satellite measurements.
Status date: 08 November 2019
Careview is a web-app that uses GNSS positioning to improve the accuracy of outreach and door-knocking to identify socially isolated residents in a city, helping councils save money. This improves the statistical chances of finding socially isolated residents. Careview was the only non-clinical solution to win an NHS Innovation Award in 2017.
Status date: 13 September 2019
IVOICE is a ground breaking technology that will change the way dangerous levels of fatigue are prevented in the mining industry. iVOICE is a non-invasive method to help operators prevent accidents in safety-critical working environments. iVOICE is a key part of fatigue management systems being applied within the mining industry by Wombatt Fatigue Management.
Status date: 12 August 2019
Walk2Health is a smartphone app that encourages older people to take regular exercise. The key problem is that many elderly people lack sufficient motivation to take regular exercise, which leads to health declines. The study investigated the potential of a new smartphone app that provides motivation to older people with reminder messages, charts, and daily targets.
Status date: 09 August 2019
MOWGLI is a solution that provides a set of services for optimal microgrid planning, designing and operational and maintenance (O&M) applications in urban and rural areas of developing countries, with particular focus on India user case. The activities have been implemented in cooperation with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and funded by European Space Agency (ESA) within ARTES IAP programme.
Status date: 26 July 2019
UNDERSEE is committed to develop a scalable solution to bring knowledge about rivers, lakes and oceans to water dependent stakeholders by providing simple access to water quality data.
Status date: 20 December 2018
AIR-Portal provides extremely local (100m resolution) air quality monitoring and forecasting, delivering actionable insight for citizens, governments and industry.The delivered historical, real-time and expected air quality data is based on a unique down scaling algorithm which integrates satellite data, local sensing, land use data, meteorological models, and dispersion models.
Status date: 19 December 2018
While wearable tracker gadgets become mainstream, they fail to provide a solution for elderly fall prevention. This new algorithm from Gait Up empowers existing wearables with smart fusion of GNSS and IMU for simple and accurate activity metrics related to elderly falls, like gait speed. The algorithm is implemented in a smartwatch application, satisfying requests from national healthcare institutions.
Status date: 14 December 2018
WELLACTIVE is a Silver Fitness & Leisure Platform helping Seniors perform outdoorrecreational activities tailored in real-time to their personal abilities and interests, combining “physical, cerebral and social” undertakings shaped for “impairment and accessibility”.
Status date: 12 December 2018
Smart digital solutions for healthy ageing through improvement of outdoor lifestyle of the elderly.
Status date: 24 October 2018
The successive and recurring epidemiological crisis in developing countries have evidenced the need for more efficient organisation in terms of diseases early detection and warning as well as global emergency response capacity.There is a clear opportunity to provide an integrated information system delivering real time data collection and alert from/to all sites in a territory where no telecommunication infrastructure is available in remote sites.Built upon the epiSat business solution by Telemedicine Technologies S.A.S. and leveraging satellite terminals by CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), the TTSat service will be deployed in collaboration with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) in three countries, Benin, Guinea and Senegal.
Status date: 17 September 2018
Assure is a system designed to alert the care community of someone suffering from social isolation
Status date: 04 September 2018
SmartCARE is an ICT platform of advanced e-health services where physicians and patients meet and manage daily activities, within a therapeutic process, in a collaborative way enabling an optimization of healthcare rehabilitation at home. SmartCARE IHC (Integrated Home Care) services will assure a constant verification of the therapeutic process without requiring the on-site presence of medical staff.
Status date: 03 August 2018
The NAPPI navigation solution aims to provide a tailored navigation service for the ageing population in public infrastructures to enhance their mobility and life quality. The solution is able to achieve centimeter tracking precision in indoor environments as well as to provide smooth routing transition between indoor and outdoor environments by combining satellite, acoustic and inertial sensor technologies.
Status date: 05 July 2018
VECMAP® is an award-winning one-stop-shop for the area-wide mapping of the distribution and abundance of pests that transmit diseases. The software includes tools for (1) geo-located field survey planning, (2) collection, storage & management of geo-referenced data, and (3) spatial analysis and spatial modelling of observed presence and absence data using earth observation data sets as predictor data.
Status date: 04 July 2018
SmartSenZ® is a spin-off service from VECMAP® that aims at delivering eco-friendly integrated pest management services to public and private customers in the tropics. The service was demonstrated and is currently being deployed in the luxury hospitality sector in South Africa.
Status date: 04 July 2018
SmartVEC® is a spin-off platform from VECMAP® to monitor vector population dynamics and the spread of vector-borne diseases in urban settings in the tropics. It is used by Avia-GIS to support its contract research activities with the pharmaceutical industry in disease hotspots globally.
Status date: 15 June 2018
The SenZitall integrated solution is envisaged as a one-stop-shop for smart IPM and horticulture management. It will operate as a fully independent, low power WSN providing high resolution, near real-time environmental data as input to an integrated Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS). The sensors will run with a multi-constellation GNSS and a dual uplink SATCOM system.
Status date: 18 May 2018
AgeSpot provides THE starting point for any innovative technological solution addressing ageing populations. It enables efficient targeting of the silver economy and offers precise demographic data on WHERE and HOW MANY age specific classes currently live and will likely live in the FUTURE. With AgeSpot a new Earth Observation (EO) supported business intelligence service is offered.
Status date: 03 May 2018
TILQ-AP is an integrated application designed to help cities in impact management of climate variables on elderly population life quality. It integrates satellite data (EO and meteorological) with medical and demographic data to monitor and send alerts on upcoming heat waves in cities (including the “Urban Heat Island” effect) that might be dangerous for elderly people.
Status date: 07 March 2018
Imagine yourself dumped in the middle of the Alps with your mountain bike. Now try and find a route that gives you 3 hours ride-time, 1200 meter elevation gain and a gnarly descent with epic scenery. Easy? Thought not. Beinn Bike delivers this capability quickly and efficiently allowing you to spend more time riding and less time planning.
Status date: 19 December 2017
KosmoMed realized a solution for an integrated system of e-Health applications and services supporting the Health Institutions in order to have extensive access to healthiness data exchange and create a multidisciplinary platform to provide professional e-Healthcare services.
Status date: 18 December 2017
The ESA IAP-ARTES 20 “Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies” (B-LiFE) Demonstration Project is the follow-on of the B-LiFE Feasibility Study and deals with a new service providing biological analytical capabilities with integrated space assets for emergency response during health crises and epidemics.
Status date: 22 June 2017
CyMonS offers spatial and high-frequency water quality monitoring of inland surface waters, combined with a 1 to 5 days forecast for cyanobacteria scums. The service integrates Sentinel-2 imagery, hand held monitors (EcoSpot & WISP-3) and fixed position monitors (EcoWatch) to monitor cyanobacteria with a high spatial scale. The algae forecasting model allows water authorities to timely issue warnings and take mitigation measures.
Status date: 12 May 2017
The objective of this project is the development and validation of a tele-assistance service, using multiple space assets, for professional clinical users in remote locations using a compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis. It is based on a previous ESA-backed project, which resulted in the deployment of a telemedicine system for commercial aviation applications (TEMPUS)
Status date: 02 December 2016
The project is a feasibility study in order to establish whether there are sufficient market opportunities, and the technological maturity for developing a flexible and reliable intelligent sensor network where satellites are among the nodes in the network (ISSN). ISSN has a number of potential application areas in connection with Offshore Oil & Gas exploration and production, environmental surveillance in general, safety, search and rescue, transportation etc.
Status date: 02 December 2016
Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is a rapidly growing health problem in the Highlands of Scotland. This disease, carried by ticks, is difficult to prevent because there is little information available about the risk of disease, and how to reduce it. LymeMAP integrates data from the Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Laboratory and local doctors’ surgeries with environmental data from Earth Observation satellites, to produce interactive risk maps providing information on ticks, LB and disease hot spots. For the first time in the Highlands, visitors and the local population will have access to accurate information enabling them to reduce their risk of tick bites and LB, whilst still enjoying the countryside.
Status date: 02 November 2016
The economic and technical feasibility of AIR-Portal, an air quality dashboard for European cities, was shown in this study. The consortium developed in a demand driven development the requirements of three major European cities into a working proof of concept. With this proof of concept the technical feasibility was proven, furthermore a business case was developed proving the economic feasibility.
Status date: 22 April 2016
In many African countries, livestock farming is an important source of revenue that improves the quality of life and strengthens the development of the economy. Animal health not only has an impact on animal production and its economic consequences, but zoonoses may also have an important impact on public health. Real time surveillance and prompt actions are paramount in diminishing the impact of epizootics on livestock. For this reason, early detection and shortening the time between detection, reporting and providing measures to contain an outbreak is crucial.VGTropics is the result of the “Predict” feasibility study which was successfully concluded in 2012.
Status date: 30 November 2015
T4MOD project aims at developing and validating a user-friendly Telemedicine system, through an interoperable IP overlay satellite network associated to an intelligent end-to-end communication service, capable to support different medical specialities. This solution, to be validated in a military environment, could be also extended for future exploitations in civilian field for organisations (for example national health systems) operating in underserved and/or geographically isolated areas, such as in case of natural disasters or humanitarian crises. The system can be instrumental to develop new medical protocols for a cooperative medical work of diagnosis and therapies. T4MOD involves as users the health Department of four Ministries of Defence: France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Status date: 17 September 2015
This study evaluates improvements to existing voice analysis technology. It is coupled with high fidelity communications signal and GNSS data, aiming to detect situations of mental strain and fatigue in operators. With the aim of offering a new technology – iVOICE, integrated VOIce analysis via satellite Communications Embedded in time and safety-critical environment. It also investigates the potential to develop services linked to high-risk and high-stress environments or dislocated domains, including heavy equipment operation, ground and air transportation for private and commercial use, as well as applications for future use in distributed health care for remotely living populations and peace-keeping communication and navigation services.
Status date: 02 February 2015
The consortium, led by surface water quality specialist BlueLeg Monitor (BLM) from Sneek, the Netherlands, has executed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Integrated Application Promotion (IAP) program to develop services for the monitoring of blue green algae or cyanobacteria under the project acronym CyMonS: cyanobacteria monitoring services.
Status date: 29 January 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa, characterized by its extensive rural populations with little or no access to conventional healthcare, renders eHealth a potentially effective solution for the provision of healthcare. The goal of the eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) programme is the development of pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite telecommunications, to expand healthcare access for rural African populations.
Status date: 01 December 2014
The proposed project is to conduct a feasibility study focused mainly on interoperability aspects derived from to design, implement and operate a pan-African eHealth platform based on a satellite communications system.
Status date: 21 October 2014
Project Mercury aims to establish and prove the commercial viability of a new satellite based communications service that will end the isolation of Mobile Breast Screening Units deployed across the UK as part of the National Health Services (NHS) breast cancer prevention and detection programme.
Status date: 10 April 2014
The objective of the PREDICT (Prevent and Respond to Epidemics and Demonstrate Information and Communication Technologies) feasibility study was to define sustainable new services for animal health surveillance and early warning. The combination of Earth Observation and state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology enables to improve early reporting and rapid response and contributes to limit the spread of epidemics.
Status date: 26 March 2013
Healthcare is facing increasing quality and resource challenges, which telemedicine services hope to solve. But will this make healthcare more efficient or safe? Can satellite communications add value to such services? A newly launched study - ASSIST - will aim to answer these and other questions.
Status date: 20 February 2013
Partnering with Africa to help strengthen health service delivery is a key driver of this project. The goal of the eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services enabled by satellite to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. These services focus on providing various types of eHealth services to benefit citizens and health workers.
Status date: 30 July 2012
Hitchhiking on international trade and travel, foreign species that act as vectors of disease (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks) may establish themselves in new environments world-wide if conditions are favourable. VECMAP aims at assessing the feasibility of developing a tool and associated service for automated mosquito mapping and forecasting.
Status date: 03 July 2012
The GULLIVER feasibility study aims at assessing the added value of space assets in securing the delivery of pharmaceutical goods. For that purpose, Novacom Services has fostered the creation of a wide community of experienced users covering the end-to-end distribution chain.
Status date: 25 May 2012
The governance study is the first in a series of four horizontal studies performed in the eHSA programme. The goal of the overall eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite, to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa region. The governance study will examine the basic conditions for implementing eHealth and telemedicine services in sub-Saharan Africa, whether imposed by the governments or by private parties.
Status date: 31 March 2012
The TESHEALTH project is dedicated to developing, implementing, qualifying and validating a telemedicine system promoting the use of satellite communications aimed at reducing the impacts of chronic diseases, improving life styles and empowering citizens to adopt a healthier behaviour.