Spinoffs from space

Thirsk, Robert; Kuipers, Andre; Mukai, Chiaki; Williams, David
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p1324
Academic Journal
The article presents various medicine-related innovations and techniques from space that have been applied and modified in earth particularly in Canada. They include the ultrasonography procedure in space flight for the diagnosis of pneumothoraces, the liquid-cooling garments for medical and occupational settings, and the flow cytometer for human solid tumours analization. Furthermore, it pertains that the remote sensing satellites have been modified to monitor the spread of vector-borne diseases and likewise the turbopump design for the creation of a left ventricular assist device. Moreover, the authors conclude that the investment of the country in space robotic technology has provided the surgical patients with several benefits.


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