Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies

The objective of the ESA IAP-ARTES 20 Biological Light Fieldable laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) project was to bring a diagnostic capability as close as possible to the crisis area, thus providing an essential element of fast emergency response while preserving the safety of deployed staff and of the surrounding populations. The B-LiFE project added a set of space technologies and functions to a transportable bio-laboratory thereby considerably improving the quality of the services offered: 1) satellite telecommunications to connect with the distant home base laboratory, stakeholders and end users, 2) GNSS (Global Navigation satellite System) data for geo-location and Earth Observation data for site selection and monitoring. B-LiFE was already successfully deployed in Guinea to fight the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemics.

ESA
TIA
Africa
Disaster response
Disaster risk management
Disease
Emergency response
Health
Medical
Telecommunications
Telemedicine
Africa
Europe
B-LiFE - Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies
Demonstration Project
Completed
Arnaud Runge
CTMA - Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)