Wearables in Space
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Carré Technologies in Montreal, Quebec joined together in a $2.4 million contract to develop a wearable designed for use in space. Astroskin is a vital sign bio-monitoring system, which will be worn by CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques on a six-month mission to the ISS starting in 2018. It is hoped that if the system can successfully send the data to scientists on the ground via the ISS communications system, then in the future the technology could be used to continuously monitor patients’ vitals at home, when normally they would have limited access to doctors.
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