Saskatoon doctors make a house call to MARS

Basky, Greg
November 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/28/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 11, p1491
Academic Journal
Reports that doctors in Saskatoon, Canada participated in a mock medical emergency to test the limits of long-distance medicine. How the test was staged by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to simulate a medical emergency on Mars; Use of video teleconferencing technology to arrive at a diagnosis; Statement that Saskatoon was chosen because of its experience with two-way audiovisual presentations.


Related Articles

  • Congressional leader urges end to astronaut stays on Mir. Anselmo, Joseph C. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/22/1997, Vol. 147 Issue 12, p37 

    Focuses on concerns of the United States Congress members for the safety of astronauts involved with the Russian Mir space station. Comments of Representatives F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., and George Brown, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inspector General Roberta L. Gross, and...

  • ISS Maneuvers to Avoid Russian Fragmentation Debris. JOHNSON, NICHOLAS L. // Wingman;Spring2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p46 

    This article reports on the initiation of the first collision-avoidance maneuver by the International Space Station (ISS) on August 27, 2008, to evade a piece of debris from the Russian spacecraft Cosmos 2421.

  • AFSSs: The Future of Space Flight Safety. EBBS, RAYMOND E. // Wingman;Winter2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p10 

    The article focuses on the use of autonomous flight safety systems (AFSSs) to reduce the cost of space flight safety.

  • Rescue device shines in untethered EVA tests. McKenna, James T. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/26/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 13, p25 

    Reports that two shuttle Mission 64 astronauts demonstrated the utility of the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (Safer) device for workers in space during an extravehicular activity (EVA). Lifeline for astronauts to prevent them from drifting off into space; NASA's requirements concerning EVAs;...

  • Mermel LA (Clin Infect Dis 2013; 56:123–30).  // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Jun2013, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p1685 

    Two corrections to the article "Infection prevention and control during prolonged human space travel" that weas published in the January 1, 2013 issue is presented.

  • Crew awaits outcome of delayed Mir repair. Covault, Craig // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/25/1997, Vol. 147 Issue 8, p26 

    Focuses on the repairs scheduled for the Russian Mir space station as of August 25, 1997. The need to reconnect electrical cables to the Spektr module; Increased electric power as projected to permit science operations; Changes to original repair plans; Review of problems aboard the Mir; The...

  • Space junk piles high. Silber, Kenneth // Insight on the News;11/18/96, Vol. 12 Issue 43, p39 

    Reports on efforts undertaken by scientists and engineers to deal with the hazards posed by orbital debris. Reduction of the production of new debris; Special precautions to minimized the danger of collisions; Satellite positioning in slightly divergent orbits.

  • Overcoming Distance: Video-Conferencing as a Clinical and Educational Tool Among Surgeons. Augestad, Knut Magne; Lindsetmo, Rolv Ole // World Journal of Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p1356 

    Since the 1960s, there has been substantial development in the uses of video-conferencing (VC) among medical personnel, including surgeons who have adopted the technology. A report on our own experience with VC was combined with a comprehensive PubMed search with the key words telepresence,...

  • Satellite Medicine. FUSCO, MARK // PassageMaker;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p38 

    An interview with Mike Dunleavy, president of the satellite communication firm DigiGone, is presented. When asked about the value of telemedicine for cruiser, he replied that availability of quality medical care is important in medical emergency while long-distance cruising. It offers...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics