TitleAll taxonomy termsGoalsTargetOrganizationDirectorateBodyKeywordsWebsiteProject/ProgramTypeStatusESA contactOther contactTerms of useSocio economic impactNotesPost dateLink to contentRegions
Ageing and space brainsCompleted, ESA, Health, HRE, Medical, Scientific Experiment, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREISS research on brain functioning helps combat to ageing and pathological diseases Our brains are changing all the time – nerves and connecting cells are rearranging themselves with every new experience. In space, scientists peered inside astronauts’ head to understand how they adapt to a whole new environment. On Earth, new tools for testing spatial cognition will be of great help for our ageing brains. Living in weightlessness can be very disorienting because our Earthly perception of up or down no longer applies. It is a heavy burden on the brain and there is little knowledge on how it deals with it. Five astronauts, 62 electrodes and a huge stream of data were used to help understand how the human brain works. The astronauts completed tasks such as judging object orientation and navigating a virtual space. Neurospat provided insight into the astronauts’ occasional slips in performance. For missions to the Moon and Mars it is vital to know what happens to the brain in the long run, especially during spacewalks and operating spacecraft. This neuroscience study was possible thanks to the SURE programme, an initiative which opened up new research opportunities in space for Eastern European countries. Health, MedicalTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewEurope
AgeSpot11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Aviation, Demonstration Project, ESA, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Logistics, Ongoing, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Sport, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIAKnowing where potential consumers can be found now and in the future The AgeSpot service aims at providing location-based information on the current and future distribution of the population by age group. As information derived from EO data significantly improves existing census data through a modelling approach based on land cover and land use information, AgeSpot links EO derived population density with state-of-the art demographic models. This approach provides spatially explicit demographic data along with information on health and income, and allows long-term forecasting at different levels of granularity. The service provides a technical solution covering all sectors, including stakeholders such as from health and care, independent living, safety and security, social, leisure and education. It meets the information needs of both the private and public sectors in fields such as market research, business location analysis, risk assessment and urban and regional planning. Aviation, Finance, Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Sport, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intGeoville Information Systems GMBH https://www.geoville.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AIR-Portal9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Air pollution, Cities, Completed, Demonstration Project, Emissions, ESA, Health, Pollution, TIA, Urban, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAAn Air Quality service for cities and citizens Currently more people live in urban areas than ever before, and these growing urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to air pollution and the compounding issues that result from air pollution. To address this challenge, AIR-Portal, an Air Quality Dashboard for European cities, was developed. AIR-Portal uses a custom-designed, local Air Quality Model that combines remote sensing, land use, road and local monitoring data into air quality forecasts on city level at a usable level of 100x100 meter resolution throughout target cities. The forecasts can be used in decision making processes for the cities involved and to inform the public about air quality on a local scale. The main space asset used for the service is Earth Observation providing true global coverage to measure atmospheric conditions as well as GNSS to provide the user with locaiton-based air quality information. Air pollution, Cities, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLAIR-Portal - Air quality dashboard for European citiesDemonstration ProjectCompletedMarco SartoriARCADISThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
aircheckr9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Air pollution, Cities, Demonstration Project, Emissions, ESA, Health, Ongoing, Pollution, TIA, Urban, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAApp-based air quality indicators & personal recommendations Poor outside air quality is a silent killer. It is responsible for more than 450.000 premature deaths in Europe each year. But what can we do about it? Available air quality data are too complex for personal use. Aircheckr brings the solution by creating and opening up the best available air quality data in the EU. The aircheckr data is the result of intensive processing, where existing air quality data is modelled and enriched with weather data, crowdsourced local data and contextual information derived from Earth observation data. Aircheckr is application-driven, geolocation-based and in real time (incl. forecasting and historical component). The data are easily interpretable and also include personal recommendations. Through an API the data are available for developers that can integrate them in different applications (real estate, ventilation automation, health, news and info). Air pollution, Cities, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLaircheckrDemonstration ProjectOngoingFausto Vierianazka mapps BEThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
AirmineAir pollution, Air quality, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAMining AIR data for smarter, healthier decisions The project aims at addressing the problems of exposure to the air pollution by pedestrian and cyclists in movement through the development of services which are built on the findings of a previous kickstart project on route selection and exposure to air pollution. A set of analytical services are developed to mitigate the impact of air pollution on people's health using satellite data and artificial intelligence techniques to develop dose-response functions for the individual users of the services. Furthermore, with the use of satellite images a global pollen model to quantify and forecast how pollen affects the users has been developed. The key customers targeted by the service are people with diseases that can be triggered by air pollution: people with asthma, rhinitis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema and others; travellers that wants to know the air pollution levels in the destinations of the travel therefore selecting the period and place to stay that reduce the risk of getting ill; house buyers that want to ensure that the air quality at the potential location of a new house is good. Air pollution, Air quality, HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingBeatrice BarresiAirmine https://airmine.ai/Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 17:02viewEurope
Airway monitoringESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREAnalysing biomarkers for monitoring airway inflammation The "Airway Monitoring" experiment investigates and develops the use of a biomarker for monitoring airway inflammation in space. The Airway Monitoring experiment measures the level of nitric oxide in astronauts’ lungs, a naturally occurring molecule produced in the lungs to help regulate blood flow. Small amounts are normal, but excess levels indicate airway inflammation caused by environmental factors such as dust and pollutants or diseases like asthma. The experiment also has clinical applications for people on Earth. Health, MedicalTitle - URLAirway monitoringThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AlzTools 3D Slicer tool Disability, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATECIdentifying Alzheimer’s using space software Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer’s disease. Used for analysing magnetic resonance images (MRIs), the AlzTools 3D Slicer tool was produced by computer scientists at Spain’s Elecnor Deimos, who drew on years of experience developing software for ESA’s Envisat satellite to create a programme that adapted the space routines to analyse human brain scans. To select part of a space image, special routines are needed to extract the information. The experience gained by processing raw satellite image data using sophisticated software routines, allows to home in on and identify specific elements. Looking at and analysing satellite images can be compared to what medical doctors have to do to understand scans like MRIs. They also need to identify features indicating malfunctions according to specific characteristics. Adapting the techniques for analysing complicated space images to an application for medical scientists researching into the Alzheimer disease required close collaboration between Deimos and specialists from the Technical University of Madrid. The tool is now used for Alzheimer’s research at the Medicine Faculty at the University of Castilla La Mancha in Albacete in Spain. Disability, Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLIdentifying Alzheimer’s using space softwareTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AMAZONAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, Emergency response, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAA highly compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis AMAZON is based on a previous ESA-backed project that resulted in the successful development of a telemedicine system for commercial aviation applications (TEMPUS). Since its launch the system has achieved strong interest in other markets predominantly in pre-hospital care applications where the potential for satellite-based communications and other new features enable users to do more with less equipment. The project sought to leverage the existing market leading features already developed in the present system as well as be user driven in the selection of best-in-class approaches to managing medical incidents in the field. This was based on the user input of a range of experienced medical professionals with a background in emergency medicine in the pre-hospital care field. Within the project, two validation campaigns of six weeks each were carried out in two selected sites of International SOS in Algeria and Nigeria involving clinics and remote sites. The objective of the project was the development, integration, testing and validation of a tele-assistance service, making use of multiple space assets (Satcom, Satnav), for professional clinical users in remote locations using a highly compact device for vital-sign monitoring and remote diagnosis. Africa, Emergency response, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLAMAZONDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeChris Hannan, UKSee mail of 26th April on TEMPUS advancementsThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AMBROSIA13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Completed, ESA, Finance, Food, Global, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIALocally produced food safety and traceability for municipalities The AMBROSIA project aims at improving locally produced food safety and traceability in order to clearly improve overall public health and reduce consumer exposure to compromised food. The objectives of the service are: (i) to enable faster and more targeted product recalls; (ii) to improve chain efficiency and the productivity gains resulting from improved product labelling and tracking practices that have the potential to provide “real-time visibility” into product movement through the supply chain; and (ii) to analyse the supplier base, the local food distribution system and to implement supplier development programmes or sustainability management systems. The service mainly targets food distribution chains that need to be more transparent about the food origin, the food nutritional value, its ecological qualities and its way of production and transportation. It targets: producers, processors, distributors, consumers, as well as governments, municipalities, NGOs, certification authorities and regulators. The service uses satellite technology and IoT data to collect and analyse large amounts of data from the food supply chain and transform it into actionable insights. It mainly uses EO and satellite navigation data. Agriculture, Finance, Food, Infrastructure, Logistics, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intCystellar Nordic AB https://www.cystellar.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Anywhere CareDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Infrastructure, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAMobile Social Care Alarm Service The Anywhere Care Mobile Social Care Alarm Service using GNSS assets will facilitate a step change in the deployment of social care teams and improve outcomes for recipients. Anywhere Care will provide a wearable mobile alarm service with two-way hands-free voice, SMS and data communication to Social Care Alarm Receiving Centres. Alarms are generated by pressing an emergency button, from the detection of falls, and GNSS tracking with geofencing. Additional data from the wearable alarm will be used to predict the changing needs of the service users in order prevent costly medical situations, and thus reduce the overall cost of social and health care.  Health, Infrastructure, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intAnywhere Group Limited https://www.anywheregroup.co.uk/Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 17:28viewEurope
ARC-SCAN14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Energy, Environment, ESA, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, Maritime, Natural resources, Ongoing, Safety, Security, TIA, Transport, Wildlife, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Arctic, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG14 Life below water3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIAArctic Sea-ice and clean monitoring The ARC-SCAN projects aims at improving the observation of sea ice variability and the detection of oil spills in the Arctic region by using satellite imagery, especially SAR data, and machine learning. Main users of the service are among the energy, environmental watching, marine security, shipping and defence sectors. The ARC-SCAN provide a supply solution for the automatic detection of sea ice and oil spill from Sentinel-1 images with high accuracy. The space assets permit to reduce significantly the processing time of the users. Energy, Environment, Logistics, Maritime, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Transport, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intEXWEXS https://exwexs.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewArctic
ASSISTCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAAssessment and evaluation tools for Telemedicine ASSIST is funded through the ESA's General Studies Programme (GSP). The holistic goal of this GSP study is the development and validation of a comprehensive methodology to evaluate outcomes and impacts generated by ESA-sponsored projects related to the provision of sustainable telemedicine services. The ultimate goal is to provide clear, relevant and impartial information to be used for evidence-based decision making concerning the migration of pilot services into real, operational undertakings. HealthTitle - URLCompletedbusiness@esa.intEMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FÜR KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBHhttp://www.empirica.comThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AssureCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIASpace assets for tackling social isolation and loneliness In Europe, around 75 million people are socially isolated. The ESA-coordinated Assure project using GNSS seeks to link people suffering from social isolation and loneliness closer to their care network in order to reduce the physical and mental effects of chronic social isolation. Source: European Union The Assure service aims at tackling the physical and mental effects for chronic social isolation and loneliness by facilitating the link between the sufferer and their care network, especially amongst the elderly, through the use of GNSS so that if someone becomes excessively house-bound, help can be more easily offered. The target community for Assure are those users who have an elderly relative or friend who is not close by and for whom they are concern that they are socially isolated and suffering the effects of loneliness. Assure is reliant on GNSS coverage to determine if the person being cared for has left a geo-fenced area for a set period of time – indicating potential social isolation. As a person’s life can be dynamic, GNSS data will enable this geo-fence/time limit to be altered dynamically to account for changes in circumstances and routine. HealthTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intEnvisage Space Ltd. https://www.envisage.space/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AUDROSAviation, Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Safety, Security, TIA, Europe, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environmentESATIAAutonomous drone services in the CBRNe operations The AUDROS project aims to validate the effectiveness of the use of RPAS technologies supported by space technologies for reactions on rising danger of CBRNe issues. Main users are defence and civil protection forces; established companies in the defence industry; private companies within the security, transportation, mining, energy production, health sectors; and institutions influencing the legislative framework. The service uses Earth observation satellites to provide meteorological information and forecast to analyse possible situation development. It also uses navigation satellites to improve autonomous drone services and rescue team management in the field. Finally, it uses communication satellites to secure data transfer to remote dispatch/command. Aviation, Safety, SecurityTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intBizgarden http://bizgarden.cz/en/bizgarden-2/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
Automatic sample testing thanks to spaceAstronauts, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Technology Transfer, TTPO, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATTPOAffordable automation of small-scale medical diagnostics A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics. In vitro diagnostics, or IVDs, are tests on samples such as human blood, urine and tissue to look for diseases and infection or to help diagnose a medical condition. They are used in diabetes, cancer, cardiology, HIV/Aids, autoimmune diseases,drug testing, infectious diseases and more. As healthcare needs are continually growing, the number of samples to test is rapidly increasing. With growing demand for clean testing, labs are looking to automation to increase throughput, improve quality and solve handling problems quickly. Many smaller laboratories that still perform IVD manually are also trying to take this step towards automation, but find that existing high-throughput units are too costly. When biotech company Fujirebio Europe joined with Belgium’s Verhaert, involved in Europe’s space programmes for many years, the answer was found. The unit developed by Verhaert for the Biolab research facility in Europe’s Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station turned out to provide a solution for low-throughput IVD. It is now improving the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers here on Earth. Astronauts, Health, MedicalTitle - URLAutomatic sample testing thanks to spaceTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
B-LiFEAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, ESA, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESATIABiological 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. Africa, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLB-LiFE - Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for EmergenciesDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeCTMA - Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
BEDRESTESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, Ongoing, Study, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREStudies of long-term immobilization on the human body Bestrest studies are a very well-established and recognized model to study the effects of long-duration immobilization on the human body. Bedrest volunteers spend up to 60 days in bed tilted towards the head end, usually, at 6° below the horizontal. By putting volunteers in bed for a very long period of time, we mimick some aspects of spacetravel, such as disuse of muscles and the bodies of the volunteers start to adapt as if they were in space. Bed rest studies are therefore a valuable tool for simulating the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Health, MedicalTitle - URLBEDRESTStudyOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Beeline9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Infrastructure, Logistics, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Europe, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIASpace-based services for safest cycle routing and mapping The Beeline project aims at demonstrating a safest routing and mapping service optimised for the needs of cyclists in order to encourage people to choose to cycle, a choice that has a positive impact on health, congestion and pollution. The project targets individual cyclists, delivery companies using cyclists to move goods, and bike share companies renting out cycles. The space assets used are all geodata relating to features of the map. The way in which the proposed system adds value is in the manner in which it combines all of these various space assets to be able to mimic human intelligence by weighting them in the correct manner. Infrastructure, Logistics, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intBeeline https://beeline.co/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
Beinn Bike15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, TIA, Tourism, Transport, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 12.8 Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature, SDG15 Life on land, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG15 Life on land3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.8 Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature, 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESATIAMTB Route planning application Cycling reduces emissions by more than 16 million tonnes of CO2 per year in the EU and contributes to a healthier life. The ESA-backed Beinn Bike project uses GNSS and EO satellite data allowing cyclists to find new routes based on their time available or knowledge of an area, thus promoting cycling activities. Source: European Cyclist's Federation ECF Beinn Bike is a tool that enables bike riders to find new and exciting routes where either their knowledge of an area, or their time available for planning, is limited. This is achieved through a novel routing algorithm that can deliver routing options based on preferences inputted by the user. The system is currently available as a web application. The use of GNSS and Earth observation satellite data may provide additional features such as ride time and insights into trail conditions. Beyond any individual with an interest in cycling and technology, other users may include: both private and public companies that may be interested in the data generated from the application; public bodies may want to use it to understand population health, activity participation, land use and the effect of cycling on the environment; private companies willing to use the data for insurance purposes and to determine the location of services (restaurants, cafes, bike shops etc.). It may also be used to inform infrastructure development. Emergency services may also be able to use the data as part of search and rescue missions. Health, Logistics, Tourism, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intBEINN BIKEhttp://beinn.bike/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Biofiltration of air via living wallsAir pollution, Cities, Completed, ESA, Global, HRE; TEC, Technology Transfer, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHRE; TECPlant-filled walls actively degrading air pollutants Every year, air pollution causes about 4.2 million premature deaths largely due to increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. The ESA-backed Biofiltration of air via living walls project aims to improve indoor air quality by integrating an active air filtration system in a plant-filled building wall. Source: WHO The Nedlaw Living Walls Biofilter was the result of approximately 20 years of research at the University of Guelph. This research started at the Canada Life Environmental Room at the Toronto head office of the Canada Life Assurance. The biofilter appears to be a vertical hydroponic wall with a wide range of tropical foliage. The plant-filled wall is actually a mechanical system integrated into the air control system for the building. Air is actively forced through the wall, where air pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene are biologically degraded into their benign constituents of water and carbon dioxide. The clean air is then distributed throughout the space. Air pollution, CitiesTitle - URLBiofiltration of air via living wallsTechnology TransferCompletedChristophe LasseurUniversity of GuelphThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Blood Viscosity Measurment ESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECMicro-switches first developed for nanosatellites applied to blood viscosity measurements Micro-switches first developed for the docking of nanosatellites and for spatial light modification modules based on MEMS technology are being applied to blood viscosity measurement by  Microvisik. MEMS sensors are incorporated on a disposable strip which features a small cantilever to measure blood viscosity, allowing for easy testing. The disposable strip contains all the necessary components required for a test with the Microvisik Prothrombin Point of Care device. Besides the current application in healthcare, significant opportunities for further developments in other markets include oil and gas and aerospace. This technology is currently being marketed by the ESA-funded Technology Transfer Broker STFC Innovations Ltd. HealthTitle - URLBLOOD VISCOSITY MEASUREMENTTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Blue Desert13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Completed, Drought, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIASatellite-enabled internet of things for water management In 2018, over two billion people worldwide lived in countries experiencing water stress. The ESA-sponsored Blue Desert project uses IoT and EO data to deliver insights into water usage, quality and environmental effects to tackle water scarcity and improve water management.​ Source: UN Water The Blue Desert service aims at tackling water scarcity and at improving water management. It is an integrated monitoring software concept for water infrastructure in arid regions. It gathers Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data and combines this with satellite imagery and infrastructure information to deliver insight into water usage, water quality and environmental effects. The service aims at providing tailored information to customers through an intuitive web application, task-based mobile apps and automated alarm subscriptions. The service mainly targets private companies in food/beverage, mining, construction and agricultural industries; (hydro) engineering consultancy companies, telecom and IoT service providers; as well as environmental agencies, waterboards, and utilities. It integrates satellite Earth observation, IoT data and other geo-information sources into meaningful water risk indicators. The service uses satellite EO assets in order to measure changes in vegetation, water bodies, ground structures, environmental effects caused by water level changes, temperature, effects of droughts, and soil moisture. Additionally, it uses satellite communications to allow communications in remote locations. Drought, Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intRencos BV http://www.rencos.net/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
CARAMELCars, Completed, Feasibility Study, Resilience, Security, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...The damaging effects of cyberattacks to an industry like the Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) can be tremendous. From the least important to the worst ones, one can mention for example the damage in the reputation of vehicle manufacturers, the increased denial of customers to adopt CCAM, the loss of working hours (having direct impact on the European GDP), material damages, increased environmental pollution due e.g., to traffic jams or malicious modifications in sensors’ firmware, and ultimately, the great danger for human lives, either they are drivers, passengers or pedestrians. CARAMEL’s goal is to proactively address modern vehicle cybersecurity challenges applying advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques and also to continuously seek methods to mitigate associated safety risks.In order to address cybersecurity considerations for the already here autonomous and connected vehicles, well-established methodologies coming from the ICT sector will be adopted, allowing to assess vulnerabilities and potential cyberattack impacts. Although past initiatives and cybersecurity projects related to the automotive industry have reached to security assurance frameworks for networked vehicles, several newly introduced technological dimensions like 5G, autopilots, and smart charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) introduce cybersecurity gaps, not addressed satisfactorily yet. Considering the entire supply chain of automotive operations, CARAMEL targets to reach commercial anti-hacking IDS/IPS products for the European automotive cybersecurity and to demonstrate their value through extensive attack and penetration scenarios. Cars, Resilience, Security, TransportTitle - URLBASSFeasibility StudyCompletedRoberta MugellesiTuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 17:04view
Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder (CASPER)ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREMonitoring heart rates on the ISS crewmembers while sleeping to determine potential physiological reason for sleep disturbance CASPER will monitor the heart rates of the ISS crewmembers while they sleep in order to determine if there is any physiological reason for sleep disturbances. To supplement this data, the crewmembers will complete questionnaires before and after their sleep period. The objective of the CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder) experiment is to test and evaluate a method of monitoring sleep disturbance and sleep stability in weightlessness. CASPER combines objective physiological data and subjective inputs. Physiological data is obtained through a specially adapted vest, worn by the astronaut, with embedded sensors and cabling that connects ECG (Electrocardiogram) electrodes, for measuring heart rate, to a PDA for storing the heart rate data. Subjective inputs are obtained via a questionnaire, which runs on the same PDA. Data collected on this mission can help to establish and distinguish the reasons and patterns of astronaut sleep disruption and facilitate the development of relevant countermeasures to monitor and ensure astronaut sleep stability during long term space flight. HealthTitle - URLCardiac Adapted Sleep Parameter Electrocardiogram Recorder (CASPER)ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhNASAThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CARDIOLABESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHRETele-monitoring of health conditions While standing upright on the ground, hydrostatic pressure gradients (which are due to the action of gravity on fluids) act on the cardiovascular system to pool blood in the legs. This effect results in a series of reflexive bodily responses and compensating mechanisms regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System. Under weightlessness the absence of hydrostatic pressure gradient results in a shift of fluids (blood and interstitial tissue fluids) in the direction of the upper part of the body. This has been known since the beginning of the conquest of space as the "puffy face and chicken legs" syndrome. Research on the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary systems of astronauts focuses on the understanding of the physiological processes at stake (CARDIOCOG, CARDIOCOG-2) to find eventually preventive countermeasures (artificial gravity and exercise devices or medication…) and also to improve rehabilitation procedures. For example the use of exposure to artificial gravity (SAHC link to pdf) or lower body negative pressure has been investigated in-flight or on the ground during bed-rest studies The monitoring of the cardiovascular status of astronauts also requires the design of appropriate research, diagnostic and monitoring systems (EPM, CARDIOLAB) that can be tele-operated (echography-link) or that include smart technology so that they can be operated by non-specialized personnel. Methods for tele-monitoring of the health status of astronauts in space, and the field of tele-diagnosis, has many synergies with that of health-monitoring of people on earth e.g. with critical jobs, such as pilots and air-traffic controllers, nuclear facilities operators, fire-fighters, or those chronically ill or the aged allowing them to be cared for at home. Solutions for space thus may also serve as solutions for Earth. Fluid shifts and adaptation to weightlessness HealthTitle - URLCARDIOLABExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CARESDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATIACovid-19 Alert and Resilience System In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, CARES aims to allow the monitoring of the health and geo-localisation of home-quarantined population spread across wide areas. The CARES system includes the measurement of specific indicators able to provide information about the health situation of the patients, the collection of these measurements through a Health Monitoring & Communication Unit (HMCU), their transmission via different communication methods (terrestrial, satellite) to a Data Collection, Processing & Distribution Centre (DCPD), and their distribution to the medical authorities. Healthcare professionals analyse the data and act accordingly.    HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeLeaf Space S.r.l. https://www.leaf.spaceFriday, 9 April, 2021 - 11:56viewEurope
CareviewCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Smart Cities, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAA web-app to tackle social isolation 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 and improving the statistical chances of finding socially isolated residents. The output is a secure map of social isolation hotspots across a city. This map is generated by council frontline staff who create a location-based alert by tapping the app if they see one of seven signs of social isolation. Outreach teams use this information to plan site visits. The focus of the demonstration project is the enhancement of Careview with additional features like re-assessment of hot-spot intensity during site visits and validation with additional pilot cities.  Health, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedAntje VogelUrban Sustainable Development Lab https://www.care.vu/Friday, 9 April, 2021 - 12:17viewEurope
Carmat heartESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECAn artificial heart using miniaturised space technology An artificial heart containing miniaturised space technology will soon beat inside a person, having been approved for human trials in France. With heart disease killing over 100 million people in developed countries alone and the demand for transplants far exceeding donations, creating a totally artificial heart has been the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine for half a century. Brainchild of the visionary cardiac surgeon, Professor Alain Carpentier, the prosthetic is the result of 15 years of collaboration with aerospace giant Astrium, the space subsidiary of EADS. In 2008, with support from the French Government and investors, Prof. Carpentier founded the EADS spin-off company, Carmat, to complete the work. Their first completely artificial heart was produced in 2013. Fashioned in part from biological tissue and in part from miniature satellite equipment, the device combines the latest advances in medicine, biology, electronics and materials science to imitate a real heart. HealthTitle - URLSpace in your heartTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CHCConnectivity, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAConnecting Health Care  A complete, user-friendly, affordable and secure infrastructure package consisting of satellite connectivity, intelligent routing, and secure data storage dedicated to the health care sector. The pilot service is run in close cooperation with the National Health Service (NHS) in regions with similar challenges around rurality and connectivity. The project is directly addressing the challenges in provision of care for mental health issues and diabetes, as well as education of rural General Practitioners.  Connectivity, HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingFrancesco FelicianiGoonhilly Earth Station http://www.goonhilly.orgTuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 10:10viewEurope
CliniTouch Vie IIAir pollution, Air quality, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAPersonalised healthcare and wellbeing interventions through satellite-enabled advice and education The CliniTouch Vie II activity intends to develop a digitally connected health care platform with satellite-based air quality data and modelling tailored to clinical interventions and education to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic conditions. The service intends to make use of satellite Earth observation and navigation assets in order to improve the benefits for the users.  Air pollution, Air quality, Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeSpirit Digital Ltd https://www.spirit-health.co.uk/digitalWednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 17:09viewGlobal
COMODemonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseasesESATIACOronavirus remote MOnitoring of outpatients with Heart Rate, Breathing Rate and Skin Temperature The proposed service aims at real time remote monitoring of patients from the risk group (e.g +65 years old) and tested positive for COVID-19, through a wearable device and a chest belt. An additional fingertip pulse oximeter can be included in the kit. This service enables patients to stay at home while being remotely surveyed and reassured thanks to physiological measurements taken twice an hour. The data are evaluated remotely by health care professionals at least three times per day, through a Cloud platform which analyses the data collected by the devices and provides automatic alerts.  HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingElena RazzanoVexatec https://www.vexatec.comTuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 12:22viewGlobal
Corona-RSDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASpace technologies to help tackle COVID-19 Corona-RS is a patient monitoring system Corona-RS that will be used to by doctors to keep a close eye on patients in the community suffering with the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. The system includes a wearable respiratory rate monitor called RespiraSense, a device which measures the mechanical movement of the chest to report the breathing rate, allowing for utilisation at home. The product includes a GNSS and mobile chip into the device which enables track and trace of the patients and data exchange with the professional healthcare system. Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingMateo SartoriPMD Device Solutions Ltd. https://www.pmd-solutions.com/Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 17:55viewEurope
D-MOSSDigital Platform Services, Disease, Early warning, Health, Ongoing, UKSA, Water Management, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseasesUKSADengue MOdel Forecasting Satellite-based System The Dengue MOdel forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS) project is developing a dengue fever early warning system. The tool incorporates a variety of Earth observation (EO) data products ranging from historical observations to the latest state-of-the-art missions. Together with the UK Met Office seasonal forecasts (six-months lead time), D-MOSS draws on a set of freely available optical and radar EO data from GPM, Sentinel, SMOS, SMAP, and Aqua and Terra such as rainfall, temperature, humidity, soil moisture, land use, population density. These hydro-meteorological parameters are used to forecast dengue outbreaks and water availability. Key users of D-MOSS are government agencies such as the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Environment for whom it provides information to formulate appropriate interventions and policies: The tool generates i) probabilistic forecasts of dengue outbreaks issued every month, up to seven months in advance at a district level, covering an entire country and ii) seasonal forecasts (six months) of water availability, covering the whole of the country at a catchment scale, which provides the additional benefit of improving water management in transboundary river basins Disease, Early warning, Health, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingHR Wallingford https://www.hrwallingford.com/projects/d-moss-dengue-forecasting-model-satellite-based-systemThursday, 10 December, 2020 - 15:03viewAsia Pacific
DELTASSCompleted, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Emergency response, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIADisaster Emergency Logistic Telemedicine Advanced Satellite System DELTASS is a space-based system designed to improve the benefits and efficiency of the rescue, first medical aid and emergency operations in disaster situations like earthquakes or explosions. In such situations, the existing terrestrial infrastructure could be damaged. The space systems then suitably complement partly destroyed terrestrial infrastructure to meet the requirements of emergency healthcare services such as fast deployment of the management of the logistic and medical means or remote medical expertise. The DELTASS system enables the mobile paramedical or medical teams to co-ordinate their medical actions towards victims, to generate and transmit locational and medical data directly from the disaster field to a coordination centre in an automatic and easy way, using adapted light space-backed equipment. The DELTASS system also allows distant medical equipment or image manipulations and real time telediagnosis by specialised medical doctors on remote sites. Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Emergency response, Health, ICT, Medical, Safety, Search & Rescue, Security, TelemedicineTitle - URLDELTASSIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedCNES; MEDES (France)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Dentapreg ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECSupportive glass-fibre composite dental strips and pins for dentistry Pre-impregnated glass-fibre reinforcement is an advanced composite based on glass fibres embedded into resin or plastic to reinforce high-performance aerospace structures such as the Airbus A380’s vertical stabiliser or the Space Shuttle’s liquid oxygen tabs. A company called ADM has adapted this material to dentistry to produce a product called Dentapreg: supportive dental strips and pins for minimally invasive dentistry. The company is an alumnus of the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) in Brno, a member of the European Space Incubators Network (ESINET). Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLGLASS FIBRE COMPOSITE FOR DENTISTRYTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingADMThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Development of pan-European Multi-Sensor Snow Mapping Methods Exploiting Sentinel-115.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Alps, Climate, Completed, EOP, ESA, Mountains, Scientific Project, Snow, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, Europe, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable development, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on landSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable developmentESAEOPGenerating better snowmelt maps based on satellite data The main objective is the development, implementation and validation of methods and tools for generating maps of snowmelt area based on SAR data of the Sentinel-1 mission and the combination with snow products derived from optical sensors of Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions. The developed algorithm will be used to generate multi-sensor pan-European snow products.  A key activity of the project is the development of a retrieval algorithm for mapping extent of wet snow areas which exploits the full technical and operational potential of the Sentinel-1 mission. Round robin experiments between available algorithms will be carried out to select the optimum algorithm. A key activity of the project is the development of a retrieval algorithm for mapping extent of wet snow areas which exploits the full technical and operational potential of the Sentinel-1 mission. Round robin experiments between available algorithms will be carried out to select the optimum algorithm. The focus will be on the use of Interferometric Wide swath mode data which is the standard operation mode of Sentinel-1 over land surfaces. Particular attention will be paid to the capability of dual polarization data, and the exploitation of the high spatial resolution and geometric accuracy of the Sentinel-1 data. Because C-band SAR is not sensitive to dry snow, the combination with snow maps derived from optical sensor is required in order to obtain complete pan-European snow maps. We plan to use data of the Sentinel-3 sensors SLSTR and OLCI for the pan-European snow maps, and coincident Sentinel-2 based snow maps (with high spatial resolution) primarily for evaluation and assessment of uncertainty for the combined Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 snow product. Alps, Climate, Mountains, SnowTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intENVEO – ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH OBSERVATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH (AT)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewEurope
DEXTROUS-GRIPAstronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREGrasp and fine motoric skills in weightlessness helping prosthetic limb developements In more than 20 experiments flown over the last 15 years on parabolic flights that offer 20 seconds of weightlessness, a team of scientists has charted how humans cope with grasping objects in space. Astronauts often perform delicate manoeuvres on small objects, and calculating how living in weightlessness influences their grasp and fine motoric skills is important in an environment that allows little room for error. The work carried out on parabolic flights has paved the way for an experiment that Samantha Cristoforetti ran on the Space Station during the Futura mission. She gripped a purpose-built sensor with her eyes open and then with them closed to assess how the body adapts to situations where there is no up or down. These experiments are also helpful to engineers designing prosthetic limbs on Earth. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLDEXTROUS-GRIPExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Diet tracker in space2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Health, HRE, Nutrition, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHRETracking astronaut meals for a healthy nutrition menu EveryWear is an iPad-based application that collects physiology and medical data from astronauts on board the International Space Station. It was connected to wearable biomedical sensors that recorded Thomas Pesquets’ exercise activities, heart-rate and sleep quality. The tool’s main use is for food journaling. The astronaut simply has to scan the barcode of the food of choice with the built-in tablet camera, classify it as breakfast, lunch dinner or snack, and add how water was consumed. These same principles can also be used on Earth for monitoring and implementing healthy nutrition plans of individuals. Food, Health, NutritionTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewEurope
Down to the boneCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Scientific Experiment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREISS Research helping develop high-resolution scanners for bone and joint diseases Studying what happens during long stays in space offers a good insight into osteoporosis. Research on the International Space Station helped develop high-resolution scanners that analyse bone and joint diseases in just three minutes. The high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) machine has introduced a new dimension in the imaging of bone and joints by providing 3D images in vivo while exposing the patient to very low levels of radiation. “Space research has been a tremendous accelerator in the development of high resolution scanners,” says Vico. This non-invasive technique allows looking at the microstructure of the bone with unprecedented resolution. Data has been collected from a dozen astronauts on six-month missions in space. The scanner is commercially available (Xtreme CT, Scanco Medical) and is used in bone research labs all over the world since 2005. Over 300 papers have been published about its clinical and research uses. Disease, HealthTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
DW-TRAC14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Logistics, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG14 Life below water3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIADangerous waste tracking and tracing The DW-TRAC service aims at tracking and tracing cross-border shipments of dangerous waste. The service allows to monitor the shipment of hazardous waste to avoid illegal activities, ensuring the concerned authorities that the transport is legal and follows the defined route. It mainly targets waste producers and managers; local, regional and national governmental authorities controlling waste transports; and the relevant emergency services in case of accidents. The DW-TRAC service uses both satellite navigation and satellite communication. The space assets allow to track the position of the truck carrying the waste and to transmit the location and additional information between the truck and the DW-TRAC service centre in areas without terrestrial mobile connectivity. Logistics, TransportTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intHITEC Luxembourg S.A. https://www.hitec.lu/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
dYbydX9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Tourism, Transport, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIAMobility master map  The dYbydX project aims at using high resolution imagery, including satellite, in order to identify route conditions and specific features affecting accessibility to improve general pedestrian mobility. The project develops a personalised accessibility index called “Mobility Master Map", combining space-derived data with street level and crowd-sourced information as well as other relevant datasets. The service targets all people with reduced mobility such as people injured, elderly individuals, wheelchair users that are affected by poor or lacking pedestrian and transport infrastructure, bad route conditions or insufficient road crossings. The service makes use of GNSS and satellite imagery to allow the deployment of the solution at a large scale, and with a level of calibration which would not be achievable using merely street-level imagery. Infrastructure, Logistics, Smart Cities, Tourism, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intSatellite Applications Catapult https://sa.catapult.org.uk/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Early warning radar technologyESA, OPS; SSA, Space Debris, Space Safety, SSA, Europe, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSAEarly detection of hazardous orbital debris ESA has installed two radars to test methods of detecting hazardous orbital debris. This early detection of debris is necessary to warn satellite operators of collision risks giving them time to take the necessary avoidance manoeuvres. Radars work by emitting radio energy at a target and then detecting the reflected signal. The first radar was installed in at Santorcaz, Spain, and has been used to develop debris warning services, boosting safety for European satellites. The ‘monostatic’ design of the radar means the transmitter and receiver are located within just a few hundred metres of each other, and energy is emitted in discrete pulses. This technology allows the radar to demonstrate and validate technologies for space debris surveillance in low-altitude orbits. A second radar was set up by ESA and France’s ONERA research centre – Office National d’Études et Recherches Aérospatiales. Making use of ‘bistatic’ technology, the emitter and receiver are set up at different locations and energy is emitted continuously. Together the two designs help to test techniques for observing orbital debris through ‘comparative testing’, significantly increasing European industrial competitiveness and capabilities in the field of debris observations. Space Debris, Space Safety, SSATitle - URLEarly warning radar technologyThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewEurope
EARTH SCANDemonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAAn Early diAgnosis Real-Time Healthcare System for CANcer A Real-Time Healthcare System (RTHS) for detecting and diagnosing polyps during colonoscopy based on the use of Artificial Intelligence / neural networks to scan the colonoscopy video images and detect/diagnose cancer. The detection/diagnosis needs to be made in real-time during the procedure. This is fundamentally different from diagnosis such as mammography or pillcam that can be made offline, in the days or weeks following a scan. Satcom is a vital part of the solution as it makes the system scalable and able to be deployed anywhere. This means that a consistent standard of care can be achieved around the world, independent of the current hospital IT facilities.  HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingFrancesco FelicianiOdin Medical Ltd. https://odin-vision.comTuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 14:29viewGlobal
EDOS-2ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREIncreasing efficiency of bone exploration & helping early detection of osteoporosis The EDOS-2 project will help to assess further the efficiency of bone exploration developed through ESA research and research from other organisations in the future, and should significantly contribute to the development of a reference technique to perform early detection of osteoporosis on Earth in a unique way. These improved diagnostics in the early stages of such a medical condition may prove extremely important in developing more effective countermeasures to the effects of osteoporosis. Health, MedicalTitle - URLEDOS-2ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AhnThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
eHSA Governance9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, TIA, Africa, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAeHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa - Governance study The goal of the overall eHSA programme is to develop pan-African eHealth services, enabled by satellite, to benefit the sub-Saharan Africa region. These services shall be focused on providing services in the domains of education, clinical services, surveillance and management to the citizens and health workers in that region. The governance study is the first in a series of four horizontal studies performed in the eHSA programme. 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. HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intLOGICAhttp://www.logica.com/space/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
eHSA RegulatoryCompleted, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, TIA, Africa, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAeHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa - Study on Regulatory Aspects 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. The regulatory study is the second in a series of four horizontal studies that are part of the eHSA programme. It will examine the regulatory framework needed to provide eHealth services and provide a comprehensive review of the SSA situation affecting eHealth. The study will identify specific actions needed to develop a regulatory framework that supports eHealth and develop roadmaps to guide countries and partners through to implementation. HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intGREENFIELD MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONShttp://www.greenfield.org.za/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
Electrospun nanofibres ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECMicroelectromechanical applied to regenerative medicine and drug discovery Scaleable colloidal nanothrusters for extremely precise spacecraft attitude control – originating in ESA’s microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for space programme – are being applied to the production of electrospun nanofibre scaffolds for regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Electrospun nanofibres are fabricated into non-woven scaffolds that support the 3D growth of cells. This technique is being used in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. The technology of electrospun nanofibres has further applications from rechargeable batteries to medical devices. The Electrospinning Company has been assisted by ESA’s UK Technology Transfer Broker and is currently being incubated at ESA’s Harwell Business Incubation Centre. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLVASCULAR ACCESS GRAFTTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
EMD-CR ESA, Global, Health, Project, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAEuropean Microgravity Database for Clinical Research Effective diagnostics and treatment must be supported by effective collection and access of patients’ health data, distribution of medicines, and sharing of information. Information technologies, together with telecommunications systems, contribute towards achieving these goals. This project concerns a proposed database for: ● collecting experimental and health monitoring data and; ● accessing it for research purposes by the scientific user community. HealthTitle - URLEMD-CR - European Microgravity Database for Clinical ResearchProjecthealth ( @ ) esa.intThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
EMN (European Medical Network)Completed, Connectivity, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAA distance-learning service for the medical professions in Europe The European Medical Network (EMN) was formed to create a distance-learning service for the medical professions in Europe; at its core is a menu-driven digital satellite broadcast combined with an Internet Service. A pilot project was launched in order to assess and verify the acceptance of the proposed service by the target groups, its operational feasibility throughout the entire value chain, and the financial feasibility of all separate steps as pro rata business plan budgets. Connectivity, Education, Education, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLEMN (European Medical Network)Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedEMN - European Medical NetworkSwitzerlandThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
EPICO 19Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAEPIdemiological and logistics COvid19 model EPICO19 is a Web based GIS (Geographic Information System) DSS (Decision Support System) aiming to support health organisations and decision-makers in their response to pandemics, especially COVID19. The web service runs an epidemiology model that uses satellite data to derive population mobility indexes, and environmental-meteorological conditions in order to improve forecasting accuracy.  Health, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingNil AngliTerrAria SRL http://www.terraria.comTuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 15:03viewEurope
ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination CentreESA, Global, NEO, Ongoing, OPS; SSA, Project, Space Safety, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on landSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAOPS; SSAMonitoring small solar system bodies in order to evaluate potential hazards Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are leftover building blocks from the early Solar System that have been nudged into Earth’s neighbourhood by the gravitational effects of nearby planets. The vast majority are comets and asteroids, which, when they come close to Earth pose a risk to humans as well as to civil infrastructures like buildings and urban areas. ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre (NEOCC), located at the Agency’s ESRIN establishment near Rome, is the central access point for a growing network of European NEO data sources and information providers, established under ESA’s space safety and security activities, known formally as the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme. Coordinating and contributing to the observation of small solar system bodies in order to evaluate and monitor their hazardousness, the NEOCC relies on advanced systems for orbit computation and impact monitoring, as well as tools and data required for performing vital risk assessments. The centre is also the focal point for scientific studies needed to improve NEO warning services and provide near-real-time data to European and international scientific bodies, international organisations and decision-makers. NEO, Space SafetyTitle - URLESA Near-Earth Object Coordination CentreProjectOngoingMonday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:41viewGlobal
ESA Space Weather Coordination CentreESA, OPS; SSA, Space Safety, Space Weather, Europe, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSAStudying and monitoring space weather: from coronal mass ejections to solar energetic particles Life on Earth depends on heat and light from our nearest star, the Sun. However, the environment around our planet is constantly being altered by the Sun’s varied behaviours, and this ‘space weather’ is notoriously difficult to predict. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and the shockwaves that come with them can trigger geomagnetic storms on Earth. These storms can disrupt electrical systems, the mains electricity grid, communications, navigation systems and pipelines, potentially affecting human health and safety if these systems should be shut down. Tiny atomic-sized particles emitted by the Sun – known as solar energetic particles (SEP) – can threaten the lives of astronauts and cause damage to electronics on spacecraft - a notable example being the Galaxy 15 failure . Becoming aware of space weather and its effects, and making information easily accessible to civil authorities, industry and scientists is an important step toward creating resilient and knowledgeable communities.ESA’s Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC), located in Brussels, Belgium, is the central hub for the Agency’s growing Space Weather Services Network, the world’s only such network and delivering over a 130 processed data ‘products’ to numerous customers across Europe. The SSCC coordinates the service network and provides user support with the help of scientific experts, under the themes such as solar weather, space radiation, ionospheric weather and geomagnetic conditions.   Space Safety, Space WeatherTitle - URLESA Space Weather Coordination CentreMonday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:56viewEurope
ESA: Disaster Relief 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, ESA, Health, Humanitarian Response, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ...ESATIADisaster Relief and Emergency Management A key role of the European Space Agency is to respond to the needs of its Member States, the European Union and user communities, including the institutional sector. This is especially clear in the area of Disaster Relief and Emergency Management. ESA has been leading activities in this area for more than a decade. ESA-supported activities in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management are run under different ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) programme elements, namely ARTES 3, 4 and 5. ESA's approach in this field is to liaise between users and industry to guarantee successful matching of different interests. Users are involved from the design phase to project completion. This is recognised as a key element for a successful project, because only users can effectively translate their demands into a working system. ESA is also working on the creation of a pan-European initiative for the development of civil protection services using satellite communications. The two lines of action are considered complementary and fundamental to understand the role satellite communication systems may play during critical events on ground. Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Health, Humanitarian Response, MedicalTitle - URLESA supported projects for Disaster ReliefIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
ESA’s Flyeye telescopeAsteroids, ESA, Global, NEO, Ongoing, OPS; SSA, Project, Space Safety, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on landSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSAAutomatic detection and identification of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects The Earth is constantly bombarded by small, usually rocky bodies that are flung toward it, most originating from the asteroid belt. Fortunately, our planet is surrounded by a thin but vital atmosphere that protects it from the vast majority of these visitors, causing them to burn up before they can do any damage. Some celestial objects are however much bigger, and if they were to strike Earth they could do significant damage to people and infrastructure. Understanding the likelihood and characteristics of a potential asteroid strike are fundamental to strengthening resiliency, by boosting the capacity in countries around the world for early warning systems, risk reduction and management of any strike-caused disaster. As part of the global effort to hunt risky asteroids and comets, ESA is developing an automated telescope to conduct nightly sky surveys, known as a the ‘Flyeye’ telescope due to its multiple optics and extra-wide field of view. This telescope is the first in a future network that will completely scan the sky and automatically identify possible new near-Earth objects (NEOs) for follow up by human researchers. Having the ability to predict if and when a dangerous object could strike Earth means measures can be put into place to minimise damage or, in future, to divert them before impact. The first Flyeye telescope is under construction near Milan, Italy. Asteroids, NEO, Space SafetyTitle - URLESA’s Flyeye telescopeProjectOngoingMonday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:15viewGlobal
EuroMedNet10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Africa, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAUpgrading telemedicine networks Goal of the EuroMedNet project was to upgrade the existing SHARED telemedicine network toward an operational network by introducing a Telemedicine Operation Centre (TOC) and by upgrading the stations in order to have them remotely controllable. This together with the introduction of the necessary tools allowed services information access, booking, automatic scheduling and communications set-up and confidentiality of data. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLEuroMedNetIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedTelbios (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
European Physiology ModulesESA, Global, Health, HRE, Programme, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREInvestigating effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body & helping to understand ageing, osteoporosis, balance disorders, and loss of muscle The research facility for human physiology experiments in Columbus encompasses the European Physiology Modules, which are an International Standard Payload Rack, equipped with Science Modules to investigate the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. Experimental results contribute to an increased understanding of terrestrial problems such as ageing, osteoporosis, balance disorders, and loss of muscle. HealthTitle - URLEuropean Physiology ModulesProgrammeJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
European Space-based information Management System for CBRN (EuroSIM CBRN)9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Safety, Security, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Europe, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, North America, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions ... to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions ... to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crimeESATIANext generation CBRN information management system The EuroSOM CBRN service aims to provide users with a rich suite of CBRN IM modelling capabilities that takes advantage of the latest developments in cloud computing and Modelling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) to provide a highly flexible and customisable service offering specifically tailored to each user community’s needs. The ultimate objective of the service is to improve local control of CBRN incidents especially with the evolving threat of terrorism and the consequences of industrial accidents producing life endangering toxic materials. A key feature of the proposed system is the use of space assets to provide automated acquisition and updating of input data streams to enable rapid setup and deployment in any geographical region and adaption to dynamically changing environmental parameters. Main users are first responders, local governments and other agencies as well as commercial entities concerned with risk management and insurance. A key element the service is to make extensive use of both existing and emerging space-based data throughout a partnership with Thales Alenia Space. Safety, SecurityTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intRiskaware Ltd https://www.riskaware.co.uk/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope, North America
Eye-catching space technology restoring sightESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECEye movement experiments in space contributing to modern laser eyesight surgery The technology used to track the patient's eye and direct the scalpel during laser surgery to correct eyesight was first developed for use in space? If you look at a fixed point while tilting or shaking your head, your eyes automatically hold steady, allowing you to see clearly even while moving around. This neat trick of nature is a reflex and we are usually unaware that it even happens. Behind the scenes, your brain is constantly interpreting information from the inner ear to maintain balance and stable vision. An essential feature of this sensory system is the use of gravity as a reference. Most species on Earth, going back as far as the dinosaurs, rely on it. But how do astronauts in space cope when the inner ear can no longer rely on gravity? How well do astronauts focus on a computer screen when floating by, and how do they judge speed? To investigate these questions, a team led by Professor Andrew Clarke based in Berlin (Germany) designed a series of experiments to measure astronauts’ eye movements as they worked on the International Space Station without interfering with the astronaut’s normal work. The answer came in the form of a helmet feeding high-performance image processing chips similar to those found in consumer cameras. The results showed that our balance and the overall control of eye movements are indeed affected by weightlessness. These two systems work closely together under normal gravity conditions, but become somewhat dissociated in microgravity. The findings point to the entire sensory-motor complex and spatial perception relying on gravity as a reference for orientation. After a flight, it takes several days to weeks for the astronauts to return to normal. In parallel with its use on the Space Station, the engineers realised the device had potential for applications on Earth. Tracking the eye’s position without interfering with the surgeon’s work is essential in laser surgery. The space technology proved ideal. Health, MedicalTitle - URLEye-catching space technology restoring sightTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ezCOLESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREA bacteria with a potential for lowering LDL cholesterol levels High levels of cholesterol in the blood increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the World Health Organization, 39% of the world’s population has raised levels of cholesterol. Finding more ways to keep cholesterol in check has clear benefits to public health. MELiSSA research on food for astronauts found a bacterium with the potential for lowering LDL cholesterol levels by 30-40%. With ESA’s support, spin-off company ezCOL BV was set up by IPStar BV, MELiSSA’s technology transfer partner, to continue research and market the cholesterol-diminishing bacterium. ezCOL BV is completing the development and valorisation of a patented preparation method for the use of this bacterium as a nutraceutical and a pharmaceutical drug. The bacterium can also be used in animal feed to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in food consumed by humans. Development focuses on over-the-counter nutraceuticals, functional food and drugs. However, applying the microorganisms in animal feed represents another route to market and will generate products of animal origin such as pork, milk and eggs with low cholesterol content. MELiSSA expertise MELiSSA has significant expertise in nutrition development and bacterial biomass production and characterisation. This knowledge is built during several MELiSSA projects that were aimed to develop water recycling methods and ways to cook nutritious meals using less common ingredients. Bacteria grow exponentially and can provide many nutrients in an astronaut’s diet on a long mission to the Moon or Mars. Health, MedicalTitle - URLLDL Cholesterol Lowering Technology – ezCOLTechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Finding solutions for disease in spaceCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Scientific Experiment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREAstronausts offering insights for cardiovascular disease research By cultivating human endothelial cells in space, researchers are gaining knowledge about the way our blood vessels function. This could help prevent and treat diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and thrombosis here on Earth, while keeping astronauts healthy in space. Disease, HealthTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
First RESPonse9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAFirst Rapid Emergency System against Pandemic  The service aims to enhance responses to major crises (including COVID-19) by connecting operators involved in rescue operations and improving situational awareness using satellite communication and navigation services. Selling points include accelerating the pre-medical chain, and increasing first responder safety.  HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingLiz BarrowGINA Software s.r.o https://www.ginasystem.com/Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 16:08viewEurope
Fresh air for allAir quality, Completed, Demonstration Project, Environment, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Safety, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHREAir quality monitoring developed for the ISS used in closed enevironments on Earth  The air quality of any manned spacecraft is monitored in order to safeguard the health of the crew and allow astronauts to respond rapidly to an accidental release of harmful gaseous contaminants or degradation of the environmental control and life support system. With the continuous inhabitation of the International Space Station (ISS) since 2000 and crew expeditions lasting typically up to 6 months, air quality monitoring grew in importance. A sensor system called Airgloss was developed, tested and rolled out on ISS by ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori during his third flight in 2011to monitor in real time the concentrations of major constituents such as Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen, and trace contaminants, such as combustion products. Airgloss transferred the technology developed for ISS and adapted it for terrestrial use. Air quality, Environment, Health, SafetyTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
From red Mars to green Earth13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Device, Emissions, ESA, Global, Greenhouse gas, Pollution, TEC, Urban, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATECMeasuring air quality, emission, industrial chemical processes and detecting gas leaks with a sensor first used for analysing the martian atmosphere A sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars helps to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth. A new portable device created by the young space scientist Hugh Mortimer promises a greener future by readily analysing the composition of gases, solids and liquids using the light they emit. Hugh and his partner Jolyon Tidmarsh are now hosted at ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell, UK, while they turn the invention into a commercial business. Originally designed to fly on future Mars probes, this little device is so sturdy it can withstand some of the harshest conditions on Earth, making it ideal for measuring air quality and roadside vehicle emissions, detecting gas leaks and monitoring industrial chemical processes. Its size makes it especially suited to fly on aerial drones for mapping the ground below or monitoring colour variations in crops for more efficient use of pesticides and fertilisers. Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, Greenhouse gas, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLFrom red Mars to green EarthDevicePriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
GAIAESA, Global, NEO, OPS; SCI; SSA, Space Safety, Space Weather, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SCI; SSACharting a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy and contributing to a database of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects ESA’s GAIA satellite has the ambitious mission of charting a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Because of its unprecedented sensitivity to faint, moving objects, GAIA is contributing to the search for asteroids and comets traversing the Solar System, including those with the potential to strike Earth – near-Earth objects (NEO). It is expected that over the course of the mission the spacecraft will detect hundreds of thousands of minor planets, some known and some new discoveries. Some of these will be near-Earth objects, others will live in the 'main-belt' of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, yet more will be located in the icy realms of the outer Solar System known as the Kuiper Belt. Data from GAIA will help scientists monitor the threat and risk posed by rocky bodies in the Solar System, improving the chances of mitigating risk from impact, and even providing key information required to potentially divert the course of risky bodies. NEO, Space Safety, Space WeatherTitle - URLGaia to hunt near-Earth objectsThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewGlobal
GIS for ARV treatment programmesAfrica, Completed, Disease, ESA, Health, Medical, Study, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAARV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of Geographic information systems The objective of this project was to study the potential role of geographic and space techniques related to HIV/AIDS and ARV issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology makes it feasible for example to track the HIV epidemic in defined areas. Description In support of local health centres and humanitarian organisations, precise local mapping of AIDS cases, HIV infection and related risk factors can: • provide demographic and environmental perspectives on the current status of the epidemic, • portray historical and long-term trends, • evaluate the delivery and impact of prevention and care services, • test hypotheses on social, political and environmental determinates of transmission, • target outreach efforts to locations where transmission is likely to be highest. GISA will: • Support local health centres and work towards improved information management related to the treatment of patients, reporting with up-to-date information from the geo-spatial context • Link to ongoing initiatives as well as national and local authorities Consortium In this project ESA, World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were involved. UNAIDS, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) had an advisory role. Africa, Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLGeographic Information Support for treatment programmesStudyCompletedDidier SchmittThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Giving voice to people with disabilitiesCompleted, Demonstration Project, Disability, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, 4.5 Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable ..., 8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 4.5 Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal valueESAHREHelping people with  communication limitations based on visualisation tools for astronauts EyeSpeak is a direct spin-off from the work LusoSpace did for an ESA study on visualisation tools for astronauts. The glasses detect the movement of the eyes across a virtual keyboard displayed on the inside of its lenses. Words and phrases spelled out by the wearer are translated by the built-in software and spoken by speakers in one arm. The glasses can also let the user navigate the Internet, watch videos and access emails privately, as only the user sees what is being projected inside the lens. Since the digital information is overlaid on the lens, users can still see what is going on around them. Disability, HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
GoWalk - Walk2HealthCompleted, ESA, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASpace-based services for elderly health-care Cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of death globally, taking around 17.9 million lifes each year. ESA-coordinated GoWalk-Walk2Health consists of a mobile app using GNSS services aimed at encouraging older people to take regular exercise, in order to improve their health. Source: WHO The GoWalk-Walk2Health product aims at encouraging older people to take regular exercise. The product uses GNSS technology to obtain accurate location data. The product targets the European population aged over 65 years old. HealthTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intAdept Communications Systems Ltd http://www.adeptcomms.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
GRIPESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Ongoing, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREAnalysing a stable grip on hand-held objects in microgravity Microgravity provides a unique environment to study dexterous manipulation. How does the nervous system control movements and forces when manipulating objects with the hand? A stable grip on hand-held objects is of primary importance to lifting and moving actions particularly when such objects are used as tools. When using the so-called “precision grip” , stabilization of the object in the hand depends on applying a strong enough grip force normal to each finger-object contact surface; sufficient friction must be generated to resist the load force and torque acting tangentially to the contact surfaces. Studies of the forces employed in the dexterous handling of objects using a precision grip have found that the grip forces are optimized to prevent accidental slips, and yet are not so excessive as to crush a fragile object or to cause muscle fatigue (Johansson and Westling 1984; Westling and Johansson 1984). In order to ensure safe and reliable object manipulation without slip, the grip-load force ratio has to be maintained slightly above the minimum required, depending on the friction between skin and object (Johansson and Westling 1984). Flanagan and Wing (Flanagan and Wing 1993; Flanagan and Wing 1995) examined grip force modulation as subjects performed either point-to-point or cyclic arm movements with a hand-held load. They found that variations in inertial forces caused by the subjects’ own arm movements over a range of accelerations produced synchronous changes in grip forces that rose and fell with the changes in the tangential load forces on the fingers. Grip forces were modulated in parallel with load forces, regardless of the object’s surface friction or the frequency of movement applied to the object. A tight temporal coupling between the grip force and the load force has been documented in a large variety of tasks engaging different kinds of objects, grips, loads or mode of transport (Johansson and Westling 1984; Flanagan and Tresilian 1994; Jenmalm and Johansson 1997; Flanagan et al. 1999a; Flanagan et al. 1999b) and locomotion (Gysin et al. 2003). In other words, grip forces were controlled in anticipation of the fluctuations in inertial forces. Conversely, Saels et al. 1999, demonstrated that the sensation of slipperiness caused subjects to accelerate low-friction objects more slowly. In all these instances, grip forces are modulated in parallel with the load forces, regardless of the object’s surface friction or the acceleration applied to the object. That is, the grip forces reflected an anticipatory adjustment to either fluctuations in inertial forces or to low coefficients of friction. Changes in gravity can be considered as perturbations to the performance of these tasks, which must somehow be compensated through adaptive control. This is particularly so in the case of loads applied by gravity to the body because the muscle activities used to compensate these loads appear to be programmed in a highly predictive manner, perhaps based on a lifetime of experience in a normal 1g environment. It has been shown that during exposure to microgravity in parabolic flights the control of interaction forces adapts partially to the lack of gravity, yet evidence indicates that anticipation of gravity’s effects persists in the short term. The motivation for these experiments to be performed in long-duration space flight is to understand how the central nervous system adapts to an environment without gravity and what will be the consequences of long-term adaptation when an individual returns to a normal (Earth) or partial (Moon or Mars) gravitational field. HealthGRIPExperimentOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Health from aboveCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, Scientific Experiment, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREMicrogravity research uncovered a novel therapy to fight exaggerated immune responses The last decades have seen a tremendous increase in autoimmune diseases, where the body attacks its own healthy tissue. As much as 20% of the population in Western societies suffers from it. Now, microgravity research has uncovered a novel therapy to fight exaggerated immune responses. Current medications have strong side effects and are not always effective. There is a rise in hay fever, food allergies, asthmatic and inflammatory bowel diseases. Stopping genes that activate our immune system would help people suffering from autoimmune diseases. This research added to the impetus of clinical testing of an experimental treatment using JNK inhibitors to combat autoimmune diseases. The pharmaceutical industry could use kinase inhibitors to fight specific illnesses and market tailored antibodies. Arthritis or Crohn’s disease are just two examples that are a heavy toll on society. In Europe alone, 50 000 patients are chronically ill from Crohn’s disease. These experiments also provide a plausible explanation for the effects of spaceflight on humans, and will help strengthen astronauts’ health on long space journeys. Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
Health Information ServicesCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAAddressing patients in waiting rooms and doctors in surgeries Health Information Services, brand name Telesana, is a television- and IP-based information platform addressing patients in waiting rooms and doctors in surgeries. The system architecture has the main task to deliver an ad-hoc TV program and specific IP based content to the End User Site. The pilot system platform spanned several geographic locations. It encompassed a broadcasting centre located at a content service provider site, a satellite Uplink Station, and edge media servers connected to audio, video, and data equipment at each end-user site. The project demonstrated technical reliability and suitability of the proposed platform and transmission under consideration of eventual adjustments. Results of the pilot has provided feedback to the specifications of technical equipment and installation. Market research results concerning content, as well as the service itself and technical solution acceptance were a major benefit of the project. Only these studies can substantiate the assets of the new communication offer, convince the business community and the different other user groups to adopt the proposed system. Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHealth Information ServicesIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
HERMES3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020ESATIAPilot operations both in Tele-Medicine and in Tele-Education The aims of the HERMES project were to implement pilot operations both in Tele-Medicine and in Tele-Education, using asymmetrical Internet via satellite, for dedicated hardware / software platforms. Applications implemented for Tele-Medicine were developing reference data and Medical Support Services, integrating multimedia patient records, and provide teleconsulting (one to one and/or multipoint). The applications implemented for Tele-education were the GIOTTO Platform, which encompassed video lessons (on demand/downloaded), a virtual library, a laboratory (download), and collaborative learning (live), and the technological platform 'Evolve'. Education, Education, Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLHERMESIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedTelespazio ItalyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
High speed camera for analysing human skin cellsAfrica, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATECA high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space being adapted to look deeper into human tissues for detecting skin diseases A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in human skin cells, invisible to the naked eye, to help diagnose skin diseases like cancer. With the support of ESA and the Belgian Space Technology Transfer Programme, the extraordinary digital infrared sensor from ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite is being adapted for several non-space applications. Mounted on a standard medical scanner, the space sensor can help doctors to look deeper into human tissues for detecting skin diseases earlier. It also has a bright future in industry: it has already been shown to improve solar cell production as well as spotting defective items on production lines. Africa, Health, MedicalTitle - URLScanning Earth, saving livesTechnology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
How food for astronauts fights ‘bad’ cholesterolCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Scientific Experiment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREFighting ‘bad’ cholesterol through astronaut food research As part of its search for the perfect mix of ingredients for astronaut food, the MELiSSA project tested a bacterium, codenamed Red, for safety at the Dutch TNO research institute. The bacterium was shown to be safe and nutritious but also, remarkably, to cut levels of LDL cholesterol – the ‘bad’ cholesterol. What started as a food that astronauts could grow themselves is showing potential for lowering cholesterol levels around the world: space research has found a bacterium that can reduce cholesterol levels by half. Disease, HealthTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
HPS IN HOMECompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ...ESATIAProviding professional healthcare services to general practitioners directly to their home The Health track Professional Service in Home (HPS in Home) was aimed at providing professional healthcare services to general practitioners directly to their home. This was achieved by utilising the Sky Digital TV platform to deliver the service as an interactive television (iTV) application. Access to the service was initially limited to a small group of pilot users, with the aim of evaluating the technical and financial feasibility of such a service. The HPS in Home service planned ultimately to meet many of the continuing medical education needs of healthcare professionals and to provide both future proofing and product evolution for further application developments. The HPS in Home interactive television service was delivered to the television sets of medical professionals via the Sky digital television system. Access to the service was controlled via the conditional access systems built into the standard digital set top box (STB) deployed in the UK. The marriage of a well known and easily accessible delivery mechanism (i.e. consumer based television equipment) with professional training material and information broadcasting services provides a rapid and cost effective means of connecting medical general practitioners with the pharmaceutical industry and other service providers in the sector. Education, Education, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHPS IN HOMEIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
HPS In SURGERYCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAConnecting medical General Practitioners, hospital consultants and pharmacies with the pharmaceutical industry The Health track Professional Service (HPS) is a satellite-based broadband network connecting medical General Practitioners (GPs), hospital consultants and pharmacies with the pharmaceutical industry and other service providers in the sector. The service provides a high-speed channel for the parties to send and receive large quantities of rich media information in the form of text, pictures, video and interactive educational packages. The HPS is a delivery service that utilises the concept and technical possibilities of satellite communications equipment installed in GPs offices throughout the UK. The satellite system allows broadcasts to be received by individual sites with a back channel communication capability, through a VSAT return channel. The Health track Professional Service network provides high quality medical training direct to the desktop of GPs, and other medical practitioners. The immediacy of the medium ensures that students are provided with the most up to date training available. Training delivered in this manner is more cost effective than classroom based training, and has less impact on the financial and time resources of the GP. This platform was planned to ultimately meet many of the information network needs of health care professionals and provides both future proofing and product evolution for further application developments. HealthTitle - URLHPS In SURGERYIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Human physiology researchESA, Global, Health, HRE, Innovation, Medical, Ongoing, Technology Transfer, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESAHREUncovering mechanisms behind human adaptation in different physiological and neurological systems Human spaceflight induces physiological changes in astronauts that mirror symptoms associated with some very significant medical conditions affecting society such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Understanding such mechanisms and testing potential countermeasures in astronauts can therefore provide insights into associated earth-based conditions and provide the basis for improved treatments and rehabilitation. For this reason this area of research for ESA naturally aligns with the global goal of ‘Good Health and Well-Being’ specifically to ‘Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks’. Previous ESA research has a very solid foundation and has uncovered many different mechanisms behind human adaptation in different physiological and neurological systems. This is a great foundation for ESA’s current research and future research potential. Research into osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a disease affecting millions of elderly people. In the EU in 2010 alone the treatment cost of osteoporosis, including pharmacological intervention, was estimated at €37 billion with additional costs to society estimated to bring this total up to €98 billion. Osteoporosis research can be effectively studied in space, because astronauts experience effects that are very similar to the disease, but in a much accelerated way. The research is carried out by multidisciplinary teams both on ISS, in bed-rest studies and using animals. The focus is on testing the latest physical and pharmaceutical countermeasures, and developing fundamental understanding of the processes leading to the disease. From previous ESA research strong indications have been found that osteoporosis can be linked to high salt intake, which affects the acid balance of the body as well as bone metabolism. Reducing salt (sodium) intake or using alkalizing agents may therefore be good countermeasures against the disease, both in space and on Earth. In addition a US company involved in the ESA ERISTO project used data from space experiments on mice in the formulation of an osteoporosis medicine (Prolia) now available on the market. Improving Asthma Diagnostics Research on breath composition in space has ‘rewritten the textbooks’ on the assumed effect of gravity on lung ventilation. The research has helped in the development of diagnostic tools, which quantify airway inflammation, and could improve the diagnostic use of exhaled nitric oxide on Earth for patients with asthma or other airway inflammatory diseases. Improving Medical Technologies and Quality of Life Furthermore in neuroscience, microgravity causes changes to the vestibular system which maintains our body’s balance and orientation, and leads to a decrease in visual tracking ability. The Eye Tracking Device used in previous ESA research is now used during eye operations and for enabling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients to communicate with their eyes. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLHuman physiology researchTechnology TransferOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
I-DISCARE3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, Digital divide, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIALogistic and medical support in mobile, isolated and disaster context Development of information and communication technologies by satellites is favouring the development of new services for logistic and healthcare operations in isolated and mobile context when the ground telecommunications infrastructures are destroyed or not accessible. In the frame of the DELTASS project (ESA - ARTES 5 programme), engineers and medical doctors succeeded in developing equipment for logistic and medical support in mobile, isolated and disaster context. Technical and operational demonstrations of DELTASS concept were achieved during the last quarter of 2002 (visit the site: http://www.medes.fr/home_fr/telemedecine/teleconsultation/i_discare.html). The system is now available and the I-DISCARE project aims to have the results from the DELTASS project distributed to the operational users community first on a free basis and after on a commercial basis. Thanks to the ESA ARTES 3 programme, the target is to create a I-DISCARE Service Provider structure and initiate its activities. The I-DISCARE project has the ambition to reach this target by implementing a satellite-based support to logistic and healthcare for medical operations in isolated, mobile and disaster context, to demonstrate and validate the viability of this I-DISCARE service by defining a Pilot Utilisation Plan (PiUP) and to prepare and consolidate a Strategic Plan (SP) for the I-DISCARE service implementation. Beside the economical benefits for the users, the social benefits for citizens were also treated. Digital divide, Health, ICTTitle - URLI-DISCAREIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedMEDES (FR)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ICUTRAINDemonstration Project, Emergency response, Health, Medical, Ongoing, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksIntensive Care Unit Train ICUTRAIN is a medicalised train service enabling to decrease the pressure created by massive patient admissions to hospitals during crisis or pandemics. ICUTRAIN allows to temporarily increase the number of intensive care units facilities in a given area, as well as to transfer patients in critical care conditions (e.g. with severe respiratory infections such as CV19) to less congested or more suitable hospitals. The project will look to combine space, rail, cyber security and artificial intelligence-based technologies to enable remote medical analysis and consultations that require data exchange and high security standards.  This includes space-based technology such as satellite communications and geo-positioning, enabling advanced telemedicine and remote diagnosis while travelling.  Emergency response, Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeSITAEL https://www.sitael.com/Thursday, 6 May, 2021 - 12:24viewEurope
IGEA-SATESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAIntegrated General E-care access for home-care via satellite The need for home-care is expanding dramatically. People are living longer than ever before in history. Today 18% of the Italian population is over 65 years old and this percentage will increase to 20% in 2008 (11 million). Most elderly people are better educated than before and are more comfortable with the use of technology. Most people want to remain independent and live in their homes as long as possible, yet a greater number of people are suffering from chronic conditions. At the same time, the health care industry is facing a critical shortage of public resources, as well as nurses and other health care personnel to care for our population. Health care providers are forced to do more with less resources, with decreasing reimbursements and increased focused on quality and clinical outcomes. IGEA SAT (Integrated General E-care access for home-care via SATellite) final objectives are: •To provide added value social services through the most innovative technologies, like Interactive TV and satellite, allowing service utilisation by all people, in particular the elderly, in spite of their geographical location. For highly distributed geographical areas including underserved and remote areas, satellites are frequently the only means to make healthcare services really “universal” and to guarantee the necessary quality standards. •To support disease management by providing communication and access to knowledge, and by enabling patient self-management. Success with disease management requires delivering the right interventions, at the right time, in the right way, to all the right patients. •To test the system in the framework of a clinical pilot study aiming to demonstrate the possibility to effectively manage, through telemedicine services, chronic patients at home. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLIGEA-SATIntegrated Applications ProjectTelbios (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Immuno-23.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREHow does life under stressful conditions affect the immune system? Living in space is a wonderful experience but it can take its toll on an astronaut’s body: half of astronauts return feeling sick from a mission to the International Space Station. Stress is a response of the body as it adapts to hostile environments. This broad definition includes stress from speaking in front of an audience, stress from a wound or stress from living in weightlessness in a fragile spacecraft far from home. The Immuno-2 experiment took a holistic approach to consider how stress affects our immune system. Using brain scans, monitoring breathing and looking at samples from astronauts' hair, the researchers hoped to understand how living in stressful conditions affected their immune system. Health, MedicalTitle - URLImmuno-2ExperimentJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Integrated Emergency Medicine Network 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Disaster response, Emergency response, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIADirect and immediate access to emergency medicine physicians and resources within a province-wide network Building upon the technologies and applications developed for the Remote Community Services Telecentre (RCST) project, the Integrated Emergency Medicine Network (IEMN) seeks to develop, implement and test a multi-tier emergency service to serve as the basis of a province-wide emergency medicine network. The IEMN will provide the following emergency response capacities within Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada). It gives rural and community health care services direct and immediate access to emergency medicine physicians and resources within a province-wide network (with real-time video consultation and medical data transfer facilities). The project allows continuous communications and patient data transfer between emergency response staff and the emergency facility during an emergency situation or patient transfer between health care sites (road or air-based). It also creates a mobile emergency response facility that can quickly be deployed to a disaster location to extend the facilities and capabilities of the IEMN to the emergency response personnel. Disaster response, Emergency response, Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLIntegrated Emergency Medicine Network (IEMN)Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
ISAESCompleted, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, TIA, Africa, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAPan-African eHealth platform based on a satellite communications system 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 SATCOM. The key users feaure: National, Regional and Local government; Medical institutions; Medical workers and volunteers; NGOs. HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intNo prime contractorThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
Isolation PlusCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Smart Cities, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIAReaching vulnerable people in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic In the process of easing the lock-down following the COVID-19 outbreak, Isolation Plus is a service offering a comprehensive set of features addressing several aspects of social isolation of vulnerable people associated to support to Community Voluntary Organisations for matching the two sides but also to support a safe operation of the latter group. Space is key to enable the service via EO and GNSS.  Health, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeAstrosat https://astrosat.space/Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 17:36viewEurope
iVOICE9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Health, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAIntegrated Voice Analysis of Satellite Communications Embedded in Time and Safety-Critical Environment iVOICE technology deployed as part of the proposed VoiService is based on space communication and GNSS location services and is aimed at preventing situations where the driver becomes too fatigued to carry out his tasks safely. Its non-invasive nature increases acceptability to operators and through this improves the chance of being widely adopted, thus maximising the improvement in safety. iVOICE will use existing signal processing and machine learning capabilities developed for linguistic analysis of speech for investigation of its paralinguistic properties, to monitor the health and psychological state of individuals by measurements made from audio recordings of their speech. Target users are from several industry sectors: mining, forestry, land transport, avation, disaster recovery, peace keeping and military, and healthcare. HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intCENTRE FOR SPACE MEDICINE, MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDONhttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/research/ucl-centres/centre-space-medicine SATEXThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
JACKSON (AMAZON CCN#1) TempDemonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAReal-time satellite based telemedecine service for professional clinical users in remote locations The Jackson project is a direct follow-up of the Amazon project. It aims at developing a range of products in order to allow a wider implementation of telemedicine and patient data sharing, through new technology, and to access larger market segments, through cardiac electro-therapy solutions. The ultimate objective of the project is to augment the existing Tempus Pro device with new products and services, which will enable its wider adoption by healthcare providers. Main users are professional civilian medical personnel deployed in local-civilian and remote scenarios via a variety of emergency response vehicles. The project also targets monitor and defibrillator users such as paramedics, physician's assistants and doctors, as well as telemedicine users. This project leverages the existing investment in space assets (satcom and GNSS data) that were established in the previous Amazon project and utilises them in much larger markets. HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intRDT Ltd. https://www.rdtltd.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
KosmoMedESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIASatcom-based eHealth applications for health data access and exchange KosmoMed developed a satcom-based ICT solution providing eHealth application and services supporting private and public institutions, which allow extensive access to health data exchange and create a multidisciplinary platform to provide professional tools and eHealth services for professionals, patients and citizens in the field of eClinical studies, counselling and medical research. Information technology associated with satellite communication plays a fundamental role in the challenge to dematerialise any healthcare process/service, to make the process asynchronous (e.g. deferred tele-counselling), to render more scalable the use of human and material resources, to automatise the process through a direct acquisition of diagnostic data (machine to machine data acquisition), to bring healthcare operators, diagnostic instruments and apparatus near the patient/citizen. The KosmoMed project aims to develop a series of innovative products and services based on information & communication technology (ICT) - namely on satellite telecommunication technology - in order to improve the quality of healthcare services and sustain the growth of the telemedicine sector. The aim of the project was to develop a portfolio of ICT applications to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with efficient telemedicine solutions, despite the status of deployment of terrestrial IP communications networks. KosmoMed developed telemedicine services for market exploitation based on the use of a commercial Satcom solution. Services share a common service for the bandwidth reservation; the system provides access to the agenda of healthcare professionals and allows users to book sessions which automatically request satellite band reservation. Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLKosmoMedIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingFrancesco FelicianiKell s.r.l. (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Leukin (ISS experiment) Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding the mechanisms of  Immune suppression NASA / ESA ISS In vitro Experiment inside the KUBIK incubator investigating the molecular mechanism of inhibition of T-lymphocyte activation in spaceflight. The experiment identified changes in patterns of gene expression, from which it was possible to tentatively identify whch activation / signal pathways are sensitive to changed gravity. The results of the experiment are relevant to understanding the mechanisms of  Immune suppression observed in astronauts during spaceflight as well as other situations of immune dysfunction.  Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:12viewGlobal
Light-weight ultra-resistant prosthetics Disability, ESA, Global, Health, Inclusiveness, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATECSpace technology-enabled prosthetic leg help a german athlete push boundaries German athlete Wojtek Czyz, competing with a space-tech enhanced prosthetic leg, set a new world record at the Paralympics 2008 in Beijing, reaching an amazing 6.50 m and beating the previous world record by 27 cm. In spring 2004, ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme (TTP) technology broker MST Aerospace met with Wojtek Czyz and his trainer to perform a pre-screening of the most crucial elements of the prosthesis used by Czyz. Having lost part of his left leg three years before in a sports accident, he now uses a prosthesis in two athletic disciplines: long jump and sprint competitions. The objective was to see how to improve his performance, and the most important problem was related to a connection angle, the so-called L-bracket, between the knee joint and the foot module. In collaboration with the German company ISATEC, a new L-bracket was developed using materials originating from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an instrument that will be mounted on the International Space Station to study extraterrestrial anti-matter, matter and missing matter. The advantage of these space materials is that they are extremely strong and at the same time lighter than conventional products available, both important advantages for top athletes’ performance. The problem with Czyz’ previous prosthesis was that it tended to break when he performed to the maximum of his capacity. At the previous Paralympics Games in Athens Czyz competed with a space-tech enhanced prosthetic leg and won a gold medal in three disciplines: 100 m sprint, 200 m sprint and long jump. Following this success, MST and ISATEC, a German engineering company dealing with light materials, continued to work on improving the prosthesis. In a series of investigations undertaken by MST, including a number of advanced calculations on the dynamic performance of the materials done by ISATEC, a single-part foot module made in carbon fibre reinforced plastics proved to be the most promising solution for a sprint prosthesis. For the long jump discipline, the previous design consisting of an L-bracket and a foot module was proven to be the most efficient. The use of lighter and extremely strong space materials in the development of new prostheses for top athletes has proven its worth both in Athens in 2004 and again in Beijing in 2008. The next step will be to use this expertise for similar developments of prostheses for other disabled people." Disability, Health, Inclusiveness, MedicalTitle - URLLight-weight ultra-resistant prosthetic leg improved by space technologyTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
LymeAppDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAA “rapid update” interactive, spatially accurate Lyme Borreliosis identification and risk management system LymeApp project aims at developing and demonstrating LymeApp system, an interactive data gathering, synthesis, analysis and interrogative map generating system that incorporates quality assured advice from national public health authorities for the better management of Lyme Borreliosis and the prevention of tick bites. LymeApp obtains data (including EO satellite data, GPS data, Lyme data from Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab, data from General Practitioners, and from end-users), then uses spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions.  Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingDavide CoppolaID MAPPS Ltd https://idmapps.com/Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 17:21viewEurope
LymeAPPDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAA “rapid update” interactive, spatially accurate Lyme Borreliosis identification and risk management system LymeApp project aims at developing and demonstrating LymeApp system, an interactive data gathering, synthesis, analysis and interrogative map generating system that incorporates quality assured advice from national public health authorities for the better management of Lyme Borreliosis and the prevention of tick bites. The service will provide maps indicating disease risk in user’s location and provide medical advice which, when combined, will help customers avoid catching the disease and mitigate its effects if bitten. LymeApp obtains data (including EO satellite data, GPS data, Lyme data from Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab, data from General Practitioners, and from end-users), then uses spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions. Users are also able to report locations of ticks and bites to the central database. HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingDavide CoppolaIDE MAPPS Ltd. https://idmapps.com/Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 17:47viewEurope
LymeMAPCompleted, Disease, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, Medical, TIA, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAUsing spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions Lyme borreliose (LB) is a growing health threat. Globally, the disease can be found in at least 80 countries, making it an issue of worldwide significance. If it is not diagnosed and treated promptly, LB can lead to a serious chronic, debilitating disease. LB is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is carried by ticks. Over the last ten years the number of cases reported in Scotland has increased more than ten-fold. Currently there is little accurate information available about the epidemiology of the disease and locations of “hot spots” of transmission, making it difficult for people to know how to reduce their risk of infection. LymeMAP is an LB identification, mapping and risk management system that includes risk maps, advice and information, incorporated within a smartphone app and web portal. This health information and management tool responds to the needs of health care professionals, outdoor workers, resident populations and tourists by providing stakeholders with a better understanding of the factors affecting tick distribution and LB risk, as well as providing information about appropriate action to take when bitten by a tick. LymeMAP combines data (including EO satellite data, GPS data, Lyme data from Scottish National Lyme Borreliosis Testing Lab, data from General Practitioners, and from end-users) using spatial modelling techniques to produce maps of Lyme risk and vector distributions. Users are also able to report locations of ticks and bites to the central database. Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLLymeMAPFeasibility StudyCompletedAntje VogelNHS Highland Research, Development and Innovation, Centre for Health ScienceThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MARESCompleted, ESA, Global, Hardware, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHRE(Neuro-) muscular and exercise research into muscular force regulation MARES is a general-purpose instrument for (neuro-) muscular and exercise research on the International Space Station. MARES is capable of assessing the strength of isolated muscle groups around joints by controlling and measuring relationships between position/velocity and torque/force as a function of time. This is done during exercises, while the MARES motor puts a programmed load on the astronauts movements. With MARES, it is possible to easily set up an experiment to investigate the effect of the adaptation of the neuromotor control system to microgravity. MARES can be used to investigate the capability of a human subject to regulate his muscular force in order to follow a predetermined positional target, while being challenged by changing loads of three different kinds: a randomly varying inertial load, a randomly varying viscous load, and a randomly varying elastic load. Health, MedicalTitle - URLMARESHardwareCompletedJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MAYFLOWERCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, TIA, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurshipESATIAEnabling the delivery of university courses in medicine The Mayflower Project employed satellite telecommunications techniques such as multicasting IP, IP/DVB and Internet return channel to enable the delivery of university courses in medicine. Two groups of participants employed the system. One group was based in Italy and was led by the University of Perugia, which focused on nursing. The other group was based in Norway and led by the University of Tromso, which focused on nursing and medicine. Students attended Perugia University courses either from home or the University classrooms. Additionally a group of professional nurses in Naples used the system for a course on "clinical pathways". The system used in this project can be easily used in other educational fields, in particular Continuing Medical Education (CME). Mayflower was designed to build a service centre based tele-education model. From a business point of view this model foresees an operator, not necessarily the same as the telecommunications provider, that operates the application servers and makes the facility available to the users. At the end of the course the students were provided with a proper grounding in the basic subjects of the five modules for Nurses. The scope was to get the best understanding of the most important elements of the physiological and pathological processes from a nurse perspective, and to understand the therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention. During the whole course, the students were involved in theoretical (Mayflower e-learning) and practical training activities in Perugia, under a tutors direction in both cases. This was done during the e-learning part of the project, employing interactive software and personal contact in Perugia. These issues are associated with the EU's general objective of equal opportunities for all citizens, to which any such research and development effort contributes. This facilitated sharing concept may also induce direct economic benefits through a more efficient exploitation (e.g. continuous, shared use) of existing educational infrastructures and resources. Education, Education, Health, ICT, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLMAYFLOWERIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFabrizio Aversa, Kell (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MediScout+Disease, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAMediScout+ improves the ability of health program planners to predict communities most prone to poverty-related diseases and the worst outcomes from outbreaks. These predictions with other predictive maps will help in better targetting intensified disease detection programs and emergency preparedness. It builds on the success of MediScout+ ; an integrated set of tools used to plan, implement and monitor community-based disease control programs. MediScout+ was trained to automatically analyze satellite images and classify each neighborhood with an outbreak vulnerability score. This layer of analysis will increase the impact of MediScout+ predictive tools in urban settings. The tool has proved valuable in identifying tuberculosis at-risk populations across the Great Lake region in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC), predicting risk zones using data from various sources such as open sources, socioeconomic data, historical epidemiological data, and satellite imagery data. Disease, Health, MedicalTitle - URLBASSKick-start ActivityOngoingChristian WalterSavics; https://savics.orgTuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 16:49viewGlobal, Africa
MELiSSA Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, HRE; TEC, Ongoing, Pollution, Productivity, Project, Sustainability, Water Treatment, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAHRE; TECMicro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative The driving element of MELiSSA is the recovering of food, water and oxygen from organic waste carbon dioxide and minerals, using light as source of energy to promote biological photosynthesis. Itis an assembly of processes (mechanical grinding, bioreactors, filtration, wet oxidation, etc.) aiming at a total conversion of the organic wastes and CO2 to oxygen, water and food. It is based on the principle of an "aquatic" lake ecosystem where waste products are processed using the metabolism of plants and algae which in return provide food, air revitalisation and water purification. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Pollution, Productivity, Sustainability, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMELiSSA - Micro-Ecological Life Support System AlternativeProjectOngoingChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MELODY3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, NGO, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREThe development of ultrasound for space now helps remote communities on Earth ESA implements a meticulous astronaut selection process, not only based on cognitive ability, working proficiency and skill set, but also on strict medical considerations. One of its main objectives is to limit risks of medical emergency occurring during long duration spaceflights. Ultrasound is one of the most interesting imaging techniques for tele-medicine in space. It indeed provides medical experts with real-time access to a patient’s anatomical and functional information while being rather straight forward in its implementation and use. Most importantly, ultrasound is harmless and non-invasive. In addition, it has become compact and lightweight compared to other medical imaging systems. This is an important advantage in the spaceflight context. As such, ultrasound is also often used in space for scientific experiments that aim to investigate the impact of microgravity on the human body. With scientific support from ESA and financial support from both ESA and the French Space agency (CNES), the France-based company developed MELODY, a technology, building on fifteen years of space research, allowing specialists to perform tele-echography through a computer interface. An assistant simply needs to hold the device against the patient, and it is to the expert to move the probe with the help of a joystick from his/her own location (see picture above). Health, NGOTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
MERCURYCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIARemote mobile Breast Screening Units directed to Central Hospital image reading desks Project Mercury aimed 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 breast cancer prevention and detection programme of the National Health Service (NHS). The Mercury project aimed to develop, integrate, test and demonstrate an effective and commercially viable managed service providing the end-to-end secure transmission of medical images through the use of multiple space assets (satcom, satnav) from remote mobile Breast Screening Units direct to Central Hospital image reading desks. The ultimate objective of Project Mercury was to establish an incontrovertible business case for the adoption of a new managed service that can deliver full communications via satellite to mobile breast screening units in the UK. Breast cancer comprises worldwide 22.9% of all cancers in women. In 2008, breast cancer caused 458,503 deaths worldwide. The likelihood of survival and recovery varies greatly depending on when the cancer stage is detected. Public authorities of some developed countries such as UK have therefore started investing in prevention and early detection of breast cancer, which helps to better define the most appropriate treatment and substantially improve the outcomes. The routine performance of non-invasive (X-Ray, MR imaging and sometimes ultrasounds) examinations (also called mammography) is sufficient for routine preventive check-ups and is able (sometimes with additional tests in case of cancer suspicion) to warrant excisional biopsy as the definitive diagnostic and curative method. In the United Kingdom, around 180 mobile Breast Screening Units are deployed across the country for daily use, which goes along recommendations of the NHS (National Health Service) Breast Screening Programme established in 1987 to mitigate breast cancer progress. The introduction of a telemedicine service via satellite greatly supported and improved the effectiveness of such breast cancer screening campaigns, in particular by meeting the following needs: •Reducing the risk of clinical data loss during their transfer between the imaging device and the reading desks of radiologists, •Heading towards a paperless/paperlight working environment, •Increase the number of scanned patient per day, in particular by reducing the number of no-shows. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLMERCURYDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeRedFoot Technologies LtdThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MiDASS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, Health, HRE, Public Private Partnership, Water Treatment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHREA miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food Microbial Detection in Air System for Space (MiDASS) was a joint effort between ESA and bioMérieux, a French company specialised in the in vitro diagnostics sector that designs, develops, produces and markets diagnosis systems for medical applications. The objective of the project was to develop a miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food. For ESA, the system would be used in the International Space Station for air, surface and water treatment, as well as in ESA clean rooms used for robot assembly (in line with COSPAR's Planetary Protection Policy). For bioMérieux, applications would be found in the monitoring system's ability to enable rapid response to contamination, ensuring the safety of sterile pharmaceutical products (e.g. vaccines), and in critical environmental control areas such as in hospitals (e.g. hematology, sterile foods). ESA and bioMérieux co-developed the world's first fully automated system to monitor for the microbial contamination of air and surfaces using molecular detection. The system was launched in 2014. The MiDASS system addresses two major societal concerns: pharmaceutical drug safety and the high costs of healthcare. The system not only facilitates the development of safer drugs for consumers, but it also makes drug manufacturing more economical. The Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is pushing for more effective microbial monitoring systems during sterile drug production (the process analytical technology (PAT) initiative). In addition, the pharmaceutical industry wants to make sure it can detect incidents as quickly as possible. This system not only closely monitors the air and surfaces in pharmaceutical drug production processes, but it also fulfills the need for rapid tools for troubleshooting when contamination is detected. It also avoids product dumping. Therefore, from an economic perspective, it is expected that pharma manufacturing costs can be reduced significantly through better mastering of the production process. MELiSSA expertise MELiSSA possesses and fosters distinctive expertise in the identification of microbial risks in closed and intensive environments. Furthermore, MELiSSA has extensive experience in the joint development with industry of equipment which must meet the highest standards. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Health, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMiDASSPublic Private PartnershipChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MIST - Marine Interactive Satellite TechnologiesCompleted, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Maritime, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Tourism, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIATelemedicine solution that can be fitted to a vessel to allow quick responses to medical problems The MIST project had three specific elements that were implemented over the life of the initiative: the Wireless Sickbay, the Wireless Kiosk (with a specific focus on tourism), and Business Applications (Internet access). The Wireless Sickbay element of the project developed, tested and implemented a telemedicine solution that can be fitted to a vessel (in this case the Marine Atlantic super ferry The Joseph and Clara Smallwood) to allow quick responses to medical problems from the RCST/IEMN network site in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. This will see the creation of a technology, application, and human systems model that can be custom fitted to a vessel to meet its specific requirements. The Wireless Kiosk element builds upon wireless community networking initiatives in Western Newfoundland (primarily in the Port aux Basques area) and focuses on the extension and expansion of tourism information and resources to events throughout the region through the combination of satellite and wireless facilities. As it would share a common network model with the Wireless Sickbay component of the project it would also provide the opportunity to develop a facility for real-time access to information and the Internet from a vessel, focused on public access facilities on vessels such as ferries to access tourism information and basic Internet services (this representing a possible future expansion of the project once the primary activities have been completed). The project aims to enhance the ability to respond to medical emergencies upon the ferry, with the development of a shore-side remote response capability that can be extended to other vessels, to implement network-based tourism services and Internet for the travelling public on Marine Altantic's vessels and to create a technology model that can be extended to other commercial marine operations for the provision of private or public network services. Health, ICT, Maritime, Medical, Telemedicine, TourismTitle - URLMIST - Marine Interactive Satellite TechnologiesIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
MultiMED Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ...ESATIAAn integrated teaching environment with a Human Patient Simulator The concept of MultiMED was to form an integrated teaching environment. Imagine the following scene : unproven medical trainees trying ambitious medical procedures on a prone patient nick-named 'Stan the Man'. The people watching are also trainees - observing from distant hospital sites thanks to an ESA-backed satellite system which also provided the option to remotely take part in the action. Stan makes the perfect patient; he never complains about being used as a test-subject. His heartbeat, pulse and breathing are normal, and if trainees cut him, he will bleed, but no-one ever has to worry about doing him real harm. Stan is really a sophisticated mannequin, his life-like responses controlled by a nearby computer called the Human Patient Simulator (HPS). The HPS is the centrepiece of the UK-based Bristol Medical Simulator Centre, used to familiarise students, physicians and medical support staff with real-life clinical scenarios. Training sessions using the HPS were broadcast via DirecPC satellites to more than a dozen sites across the UK as well as Bosnia, as part of a project called MultiMED. The now-concluded pilot scheme was aimed at providing cost-effective Continuing Medical Education (CME) to healthcare professionals. In advance of a simulation MultiMED staff could download teaching modules via DirecPC into local terminal data caches. Remote users could then use the terminal for offline coursework and reference, then real-time passive observations once the simulation starts, and ultimately active intervention via a return internet link to influence the outcome of the HPS scenario in play. 'Tele-education' represents one of the most promising applications of satellite telemedicine. Satellites can multicast video lectures and associated data to widely-dispersed sites. Another ESA-funded project called Mayflower has successfully demonstrated using satellites to deliver university courses in medicine to students and nurses in Norway and Italy. Education, Education, Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLHPS-Mars 500Integrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
MYOCYTE (ISS experiment)Africa, Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding how reduced mechical load / shear may affect vascular function  ISS In vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator studying how microgravity affects smooth muscles in veins. The results of the experiment showed that smooth muscle contractability was decreased in microgravity due to calcium channel down regulation. A similar effect was also observed in an animal model. Data from this study is relevant to understanding how reduced mechical load / shear may affect vascular function. Africa, Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:07viewGlobal
NAPPI9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIANavigation of ageing population in public infrastructures The NAPPI project aims at promoting external-home mobility of elderly people by providing more support in a new and innovative way so that elderly people have the ability to remain mobile. With the centimetre localisation precision and tailored man-machine interaction model, NAPPI aims to provide a novel solution to reliable autonomous navigation of elderly in public infrastructures. Main end-users of the service are elderly people (around and above 70 years of age). The customer segments targeted by the service are: exhibition/trade fairs, hospital and nursing homes. The NAPPI navigation solution utilises GNSS positioning, acoustic, and inertial sensor based positioning to provide a combined high precision navigation service in indoor and outdoor environments. HealthTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intTelocate GMBH https://de.telocate.de/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
NaturAgeingCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASpace-related health care service for the elderly   Cardiovascular diseases are causing an estimated 17.9 million deaths each year. The ESA-coordinated NaturAgeing project relies on the use of navigation and EO satellite data to promote outdoor physical activities for seniors, preventing poor cardiovascular health, osteoporosis and sleep deprivation.​ Source: WHO The NaturAgeing service is an innovative solution aiming to support outdoor activities in order to prevent poor cardiovascular health, osteoporosis and sleep deprivation in elderly population (>65 years of age). Smart mobile solutions and Earth Observation satellites are exploited in NaturAgeing to manage outdoor physical activities, to monitor the health status and to suggest corrective actions for maintaining optimal health conditions. NaturAgeing’s mobile app and wearable will provide seniors with advice on avoiding excessive sun damage and adverse weather outdoors, whilst at the same time regulating the vitamin D level from sun exposure. Tools to prevent falls also help to prevent injuries outdoor as GPS data can track the location of the person if they do experience a fall. The main space assets used by NaturAgeing are: (i) Earth Observation satellites for assessing the key health effects of solar radiation, like vitamin D synthesis, UV-A effects on cardiovascular system, topic effect of therapeutic cream for Actinic Keratosis; and (ii) navigation satellites for calculating health-related environmental parameters in real-time, knowing the exact location. HealthTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intSihealth Ltd; http://www.sihealth.co.uk/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
NESACompleted, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIASatellite based on-field radiology and diagnosis NESA (Next-generation Emergency Satellite Assistance) is a system for on-field radiology and diagnosis. It integrates a digital X-ray apparatus and vital signs devices on-board an emergency vehicle. Data, including X-ray images, are transferred via satellite for remote analysis. The personnel on the field is in contact with the consulting physician giving relevant therapy instructions. The satellite guarantees global operations. Patients at their residence also can have NESA assistance. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLNESAIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedKell s.r.l.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Neuro-sensory system, orientation and equilibrium, motion sicknessESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREMoving in space - evolving in a true 3-D environment Moving in a 3-D environment During our daily life on earth we are usually walking on a flat surface, thus mainly evolving in a 2 dimensional world and faced with only left-right / forward backward changes of direction. In addition, to orient ourselves we can rely on both visual perception and cues from the vestibular system. Under weightlessness astronauts have to evolve in a true 3-D environment. While the concepts of verticality, horizontality are no longer relevant, the “free-floating” astronauts are confronted with up and down, right and left, pitch and roll changes of attitudes and have to rely much more on visual perception to maintain their spatial orientation. This is a totally new experience and the nervous system thus receives conflicting or partial information from its sensory organs. Orientation and equilibrium centres located in the inner-ears, namely the organs of the vestibular systems, are no longer stimulated by gravity, and inertial forces are potentially creating stimulii conflicting with visual clues and proprioception. For example crewmembers relying mainly on visual cues for their orientation have a tendency to consider the surface seen beneath their feet as the floor. When working in the spacecraft and viewing another crewmember “upside down” they can feel suddenly “upside down” themselves. Some of the crewmembers even feel continuously inverted. This inversion illusion can be more problematic during EVA, where the earth is naturally considered as the direction of the ground, and astronaut can feel suddenly being in danger while working “upside down” with regard to the earth. Conflicting inputs and motion sickness This conflict is believed to be an important factor contributing to space motion sickness, which occurs in as many as two third of the astronauts. Space motion sickness is an important issue during the first days of a mission when some of the crew members are affected so much that they can no longer perform their duties and requires care and attention from their crew mates. This conflict between visual perception, proprioception and the vestibular systems, is also at the origin of disorientation problems that could well jeopardize a mission. In addition, during re-entry, one of the most critical phases of a mission, motion sickness or disorientation of the pilot can be a critical issue. After a long stay under weightlessness it seems also that the neuro-vestibular system has adapted to microgravity to a point that astronauts returning to earth suffer from another kind of motion sickness, the “disembarkation syndrome”, and also have need of rehabilitation to recover head-eye movement coordination and proper balance. Research & Development Research in this field has focused on a better understanding of the vestibulo-occular reflex (OTHOLITH, SPIN, ZAG, ETD), on spatial orientation and motion sickness syndromes (3D-SPACE, MOP), but also on the evaluation of appropriate preventive measures and treatment (SPIN-D), as well as the development of artificial gravity devices (VVIS, SAHC). Health related topics: Vertigo, balance, equilibrium, disorientation, motion sickness, elderly, unexplained fall, home tele monitoring. Health, MedicalTitle - URLNeuro-sensory system, orientation and equilibrium, motion sicknessExperimentThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
P-STEPAir pollution, Demonstration Project, Health, Medical, Ongoing, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contaminationPersonalised Space Technology Exercise Platform P-STEP is an eHealth service platform to deliver and monitor personalised exercise prescriptions to patients living with long term health conditions. The platform provides warnings and guidance based on environmental conditions and location (derived from GNSS and EO sources) to modify the prescribed exercises and reduce risk, and through artificial intelligence (AI) and optimally designed user interfaces, promote adherence to the prescription. The aim is to facilitate physical activity behaviour change by creating a platform that combines personalised disease-specific exercise prescription and self-monitoring with real time environmental data. P-STEP shall be delivered to the end user (patient) in the form a smartphone application, and provide practical advice, support and feedback to encourage self-management and self-reflection. There is a web interface for healthcare professionals to prescribe and monitor the exercise prescription and track progress. The initial primary focus shall be on long term respiratory and cardiac conditions, both of which have been identified as clinical priorities in the National Health System (NHS) 10 year plan.  Air pollution, Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingFausto VieiraUniversity of LeicesterThursday, 6 May, 2021 - 13:18viewEurope
Plasma for a safer worldCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Scientific Experiment, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREResearch on the ISS leading to plasma-based devices to fight superbugs on Earth In recent years, health experts have seen a dramatic rise in super-strains of bacteria that can survive the strongest antibiotics in medicine’s arsenal. With a hand from orbit, research on the International Space Station has helped develop plasma-based devices to fight superbugs on Earth. Cold plasmas have the properties to inactivate bacteria, fungi, viruses, spores and odour molecules safely and efficiently. They are highly effective against all microbial infections, enhance wound healing and alleviate skin diseases. This revolution in healthcare has many application areas: medical technology, water treatment, odour management and hygiene. Disease, HealthTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
POWORGANIC2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Agriculture, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contaminationSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy servicesESATIASpace-based services for local agriculture monitoring The Poworganic project aims at developing a micro-credit model which uses satellite imagery to give farmers instructions on how to apply fertiliser. It also aims at tackling three main challenges: decrease the level of indoor air pollution due to domestic energy production; decrease the level of environmental pollution due to toilet waste; and increase crops yield and production without increasing the areas of cultivable land. The service targets small-scale farmers. It uses Earth Observation satellite imagery to improve local agricultural and environmental conditions and to help farmers better understand the health of their crops. Agriculture, Energy, Food, HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intPOWORGANIC https://www.poworganic.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
PREDICTCompleted, ESA, Feasibility Study, Health, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAPrevent and Respond to Epidemics and Demonstrate Information and Communication Technologies The objective of the PREDICT easibility study was to define sustainable new services for animal health surveillance and early warning by using EO and ICT data to improve early reporting and rapid response and contributes to limit the spread of epidemics. The PREDICT feasibility study has resulted in a concept for the development of a commercial service, named VGTropics. VGTropics is a satellite based service used to improve the reporting on the field, the access and analysis of data and situational modeling, to offer syndromic surveillance capability, helpful for decision making to contain epizootic outbreaks. HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intMEDES-IMPShttp://www.medes.fr/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
Pulmonary Function System (PFS)Completed, Device, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESAHREAnalysing exhaled air with photoacoustics to provide near-instant data on health conditions In cooperation with NASA, ESA has developed a new device that is now part of the ISS Pulmonary Function System (PFS). Developed by the Danish company INNOVISION SA, the new device analyses exhaled gas from astronauts' lungs and provides near-instant data on the state of crew health. It also has important medical uses here on Earth. Normal air contains 21% oxygen and only a trace of carbon dioxide. A healthy body takes up oxygen and excretes carbon dioxide: at rest, the exhaled air is about 16% oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide. If the subject is exercising, the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen increases. It is a good measure of metabolic efficiency. And it can also reveal the 'deconditioning' effects of lengthy exposure to microgravity. Breath analysis has been an important medical and research tool for many years. Until now, though, it depended on a device called a mass spectrometer, which is highly sensitive but requires highly skilled operators and is notoriously difficult to calibrate accurately. The PFS uses an entirely different approach: photoacoustics. The method depends on the fact that different gases absorb infrared energy at different and very precise wavelengths. The new device divides the exhaled breath sample into several small test cells. Each of these is fitted with a window filter that admits only the exact wavelength that matches a specific gas. Then the test cells are exposed to an infrared source, beamed through a spinning 'chopper wheel' - a disk with holes cut in it. When the hole is in front of the window, the infrared energy heats and expands the gas. When the hole has passed, the gas contracts again. A microphone picks up the pulses. Their amplitude - their 'loudness' - gives an accurate measure of how much of a given gas is present in the sample. Six different gases can be measured simultaneously, with several measurements being made within a single breath. And as well as telling scientists a great deal about their subject's lung function, the data also reveals much about blood flow and the entire cardio-vascular system. It is almost as accurate as a mass spectrometer, but it is much easier to uses. The PFS can really be used in the field." Or the hospital ward, which is why this new device is attracting serious interest from the medical profession. At present, doctors seeking to measure heart output from seriously ill patients often have to insert catheters into arteries - an invasive technique that is always difficult and can be dangerous. Now the same data can be obtained with nothing more onerous than a puff of breath. Health, MedicalTitle - URLPulmonary Function System (PFS)DeviceCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Pulsear ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, Telemedicine, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECEar-worn portable heart rate monitor ESA has developed a complex chest sensor for measuring astronauts’ blood oxygen levels as part of its Long Term Medical Survey system, to gather medical data on individual subjected to confined or extreme environments. The CESM company has transferred this to a tiny unit embedded in a regular earphone that uses infrared signals to see how fast your heart is beating, possible to be used via a smartphone. CESM received a IPSP award in 2011, and partner agreements are in discussion. The company is being supported by ESA as a Technology Demonstrator Project, and currently marketed by an ESA-funded Technology Transfer Broker. Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLMOBILE HEAT RATE MONITORTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
QoE for TelemedicineDemonstration Project, Education, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESATIAQuality of Experience for Telemedicine The objective is to develop and validate a system capable of providing useful parameters to assess the video/audio quality of a multimedia application, equipment or system as it would be perceived by the target user, especially for media transmitted through satellite networks. Considering the crucial role of video and audio data in many systems developed within ESA projects (e.g. tele-diagnostic though transmission of ultrasound exams, tele-assisted surgery, distance learning via satellite with medical videos, etc), assessing the quality of video/audio parameters is of utmost importance for qualifying systems, in particular when video/audio data can have an impact on human lives, such as for above-mentioned telemedical systems. Education, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeVTT Technological Research Centre http://www.vtt.fi/research/technology/converging_networks.jsp?lang=en, AccepTV http://www.acceptv.com/Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 09:28viewEurope
RCST Completed, Education, Education, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality EducationESATIARemote Communities Services Telecentre The Remote Community Services Telecentre (RCST) is a shared-use facility (telecentre) that will be implemented in remote communities to provide telelearning, telehealth, small business and rural development, communications and information access services. The RCST concept has been designed to adapt to the telecommunications environment of a community or region, being capable of functioning in either a traditional network (telephone) or wireless (satellite) environment. An RCST would become a shared resource for a community or region, a common point through which a variety of services should be concentrated for cost effective service delivery. The RCST represents a flexible facility model in which a variety of technologies and services would be integrated to meet the specific needs of community or region, and the environment in which it would operate. The initial implementation for a community telecentre will be based upon a set of core telelearning and telehealth applications and services with the ability to add additional applications for the community as required or feasible. This project will encompass the initial design, development and trials of the RCST concept, as well as the TEACH (Telecentres for Education and Community Health) initiative which is intended to focus specifically on the provision of telehealth services and health-related educational services. Education, Education, Health, ICT, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLRCST - Remote Communities Services TelecentreIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
REACH - Remote Assertive Community HomecareCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, North America, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATIASattelite-based remote assertive community treatment for patients with mental ilness  Until relatively recently, most people experiencing severe mental illness were destined to spend much of their lives in residential treatment hospitals. Today, modern pharmaceuticals and assertive community treatment (ACT) teams enable many patients to reside at home, in the community. An ACT staff member must travel to each patient's home to observe the patient taking his or her medication and monitor the patient's response to treatment. Patients/clients who are most in need of ACT homecare services are visited twice daily, everyday for treatment purposes. Extensive travel requirements make the ACT treatment approach expensive, but less expensive and more effective than the alternative of hospitalisation. Currently, there are more than 60 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in the Province of Ontario, funded by the province. The number is growing. Thirty of the teams are treating, on average, 50 patients per team, for a total of 1,500 patients. The REACH project aims to create a cost-effective, commercially viable, satellite based, medical home care solution (including teleconference, remote vital sign monitoring, and satellite telecommunications technologies) that meets the treatment needs of ACT teams and their patients/clients. This solution could substantially reduce the treatment costs by enabling the teams to substitute many "travel visits" for "virtual visits". A pilot projects that treats 20 patients was established. The REACH telehealth based home care solution will not replace the conventional travel based home care system that currently works well. It will enhance the quality of care and reduce the cost per patient so the dollars saved can serve more patients. Instead of the team members physically travelling to the home of each patient as many as 14 times per week in serious cases, many of those visits will be made virtual under this pilot project. The REACH project will implement a TDM/MF-TDMA STAR network architecture to provide the primary network connectivity for the project. An adjunct terrestrial facility will be implemented to extend the satellite-based traffic from the Calgary HUB to the LHRI and the Nursing Station in Woodstock. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLREACH - Remote Assertive Community HomecareIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewNorth America
REACT 29.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Communications, Connectivity, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAResource for Emergency services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies #2 The objective of React 2 is to offer a single "Virtual Command and Control Centre"  which can be accessed by regional, national and international actors to coordinate their response during emergency situation. Such situation can also have a long duration, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. React 2 is a platform to facilitate effective coordination, communication, decision making and action management for key response personnel. The services uses satellite communications are used when geographic restrictions, weather conditions or disasters might make the normal communication infrastructures unusable.  Communications, Connectivity, HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingBeatrice Barresiskytek http://www.skytek.com/Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 10:48viewEurope
ReMedy Blue Worlds, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Maritime, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIARemote Medical two-way-augmented reality service using satellite technology in remote sites Currently, telemedicine focus is on diagnosis, remote consultation and medical advice. When practical action (treatment) needs to be taken, the patient usually still has to go to a medical facility, which takes time, effort, money and can be dangerous. The ReMedy project believes that anyone-anywhere deserves the best medical care possible. Even when no doctor is physically present. MMA will introduce an affordable two-way- Augmented Reality service, which allows a medical professional to participate not just in the diagnosis, but also in the treatment on board or at a remote site By bringing the doctor -in particular his hands - 'visibly' but virtually on board, and at the same time the patient to the doctor, more critical medical interventions can be carried out on site, in a professional, safe and successful manner. This service will bring better, faster and safer medical care to remote communities and ships. The two-way AR service will be targeted at individuals and organizations responsible for the provision of medical care, e.g. governmental bodies, local communities or private (shipping, offshore) companies and individuals. Globally this comprises:  Shipping (116.000 vessels) Offshore Industry (9.000 facilities and vessels) Fishing Industry (64.000 engine powered vessels > 24 M length) Private Yachts (500.000 ships) Remote areas (OECD 100 M , arctic areas > 150.000 people)   The technology relies on satellite communication to reach scarcely populated and isolated areas.  Blue Worlds, Health, Maritime, MedicalTitle - URLBASSDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intMARITIME MEDICAL APPLICATIONS; www.medassist.onlineThursday, 4 June, 2020 - 18:30viewGlobal
Resting for science5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, Completed, ESA, Gender, Global, Health, HRE, Medical, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG5 Gender Equality, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG5 Gender Equality3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhereESAHRECost-effective countermeasures to maintain muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance during muscle wasting and ageing  There is little data on how human muscles react to long periods of disuse – and even less on gender differences. Results from bedrest studies are helping design countermeasures to prevent muscle deconditioning of aged, diseased or disabled people. The Women’s International Space Simulation for Exploration, known as the WISE study was the first long-duration bedrest programme conducted in Europe using female subjects. For 60 days in a row, 24 volunteers did not leave their hospital bed. The researchers paid attention to the effects of long-term bed rest on arm and leg muscles. Around 60 women have flown in space, representing 10% of all astronauts. “We needed the women, the time and the clinical environment to evaluate our countermeasures. ESA gave us a great opportunity to simulate space on Earth,” says Angèle Chopard. The WISE study increased our knowledge of gender differences during simulated weightlessness. The women experienced up to 25% muscle atrophy while gene expression changed all the volunteers’ muscle. The larger muscle volume in men compared with women appears to be one of the most important factors enhancing the degree of atrophy. The study allowed researchers to test exercise and nutritional programmes to counteract the negative effects of living in space, especially for future missions to the Moon or Mars. Gender, Health, MedicalTitle - URLCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
ROALD (ISS Experiment)Astronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREDetermining the role of programmed apoptosis (cell death) in loss of white blood cells (originating in the thymus) in microgravity. ISS In Vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator, examining T-lymphocyte activation in spaceflight. Activity of 5-LOX enzyme which regulates programmed cell death was increased significantly in microgravity. This provides further insight into the molecularprocesses which could underlie immune dysfunction observedduring space missions and also could act as a marker for immune function. On earth Increased 5-LOX activity is also observed is some neurodegenerative diseases and the enzyme can be the target of therapeutic intervention. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:10viewGlobal
SahelAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, ICT, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESATIAExtension of health services in Africa through the use of satellite-based technology The objective of the Satellite African eHealth (Sahel) demonstration project was to support the extension of health services in Africa through the use of satellite-based technology in complement to other forms of information and communication technologies. In order to achieve this general objective, three intermediate objectives were defined: 1) Provision of medical eContent via satellite for African health workforce, 2) develop satellite-based clinical services for remote areas, and 3) set up an eHealth management information system pilot. The main strength of the Sahel initiative was that it included the complete value chain of actors from medical staff and contacts on the ground, to medical experts in Africa and technical partners in charge of the satcom-based interconnectivity services. Africa, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLSahelDemonstration ProjectCompletedGonzalo Martin MercadoEADS AstriumThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SANTTSURCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality EducationESATIADelivering videos of surgical operations from operating theatres within the participating centres The aim of SANTTSUR was to deliver a course of 30 high quality, live, interactive TV programmes over a period of a year to selected hospital centres, based on a modular syllabus that is complementary to the Royal College of Surgeons of England's (RCSEng) established STEP course materials. The project imported live surgical video from operating theatres within the participating centres at high quality for inclusion into the TV broadcasts to all sites and provided interaction with trainees and local Surgical Tutors via voice, e-mail/chat and video conferencing during the live transmissions. The benefit of SANTTSUR to surgeon trainees lay in providing an interactive learning environment and high quality learning materials at the workplace. It is important to all trainees and Surgical Tutors, all with busy schedules, that no time is wasted travelling to a different location. Benefits of cost saving in time and benefits to the environment were thus also identified. The synchronisation of the training period across multiple hospitals facilitated more efficient sharing of expertise from dispersed Surgical Tutors and encouraged peer interaction at each site. The viability of the approach was considered in the light of experiences and perception of trainees. In particular the developing partnership between the University of Plymouth and The Royal College of Surgeons of England was discussed in the context of viability. As a result of this partnership it is expected to develop SANTTSUR and STEP into a new course, teleSTEP and this concept will be explored. The Final Review was completed successfully at the University of Plymouth on 16 and 17 April 2002. Education, Education, Health, ICT, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLSANTTSURIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedPlymouth Enterprise Partnerships Ltd. (UK)Lessons Learned from SANTTSUR Satellite Delivery The main success of SANTTSUR has been in the use of MPEG2 satellite as the key delivery platform. This has proved to be the most reliable platform employed in SANTTSUR. In the early stages of the application for the contract there were doubts about whether other satellite technologies were more appropriate and whether the expected implementation of high bandwidth terrestrial networks, such as ADSL would make satellite delivery redundant. In the three years of this gestation period, these alternatives have simply not happened. The decision to go with the quality, maturity and reliability of MPEG2 transmissions has been vindicated. In a period where expectations were for an enormous change in availability of terrestrial high bandwidth networks in the UK, little has happened. Equally, any suggestions of integration of NHSNET with high bandwidth educational networks is still a remote possibility. The SANTTSUR Approach One of the most important successes in SANTTSUR was the Training the Presenters course, with accompanying template. This has ensured a level of consistency and quality in the content delivered that was essential for the viability of the project. The confidence instilled into the SANTTSUR presenters has also enabled the development of a wider "anchorman" pool, due to the confidence of the individuals involved. The approach has also highlighted some areas which were successful and some which were not so successful. Video conferencing was shown to be effective at ISDN6 quality for importing content but not so good when ISDN2 was used for asking questions. The culture of the trainees has been better understood and the popularity of the text messaging mode for interaction has been clearly demonstrated. As text messaging appears to be the preferred, convenient, cost-effective means for interaction, this technology will be explored further in terms of developing mobile technologies. The generic nature of the course delivery method and course content had been demonstrated in terms of adoption by several Colleges of Surgery, not just exclusively to one. The Strategic Plan The original plan has proved to be effective for the transition from SANTTSUR to mrcsTV. The idea of linking dissemination with sponsorship, expansion of sites and transfer to new areas of activity has been very effective. This integrated approach will continue on all fronts. Management Issues A key issue to be addressed is in the management and administration of the distance training course delivery. As the number of sites increases it will become even more important to ensure that contacts with key staff at the receive sites is efficient and effective. It is important to continue to encourage feedback from trainees on the transmissions. From SANTTSUR to mrcsTV and Beyond: An Ongoing Development and Implementation Strategy This section outlines the developments and changes following the SANTTSUR funding period,. There are specific examples of developments in the process of moving from SANTTSUR to mrcsTV that contribute to ensuring sustainability of mrcsTV into the future. One such example is the development of the presentation template. Working from the original SANTTSUR design, a new design was implemented in the transfer to mrcsTV. Apart from stamping a "new image" to show that the research project had matured into a viable entity, this was a move towards a design that was better laid out, more practical & flexible and clearer for the viewer to see (Figures 1 and 2). Figure 1. Example live presentation layout used in SANTTSUR Figure 2. Example live presentation layout used in mrcsTV. Although this development may appear to be trivial or cosmetic, the impact of the improved presentation style was key component in the transition from research project to viable entity and was important in establishing a "brand". Again, the introduction of a brand is important. The most important feature of the ongoing development is the consistent approach adopted in implementing the Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan will continue to form the basis for all further developments.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SAQM9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, Environment, ESA, Infrastructure, Logistics, Natural resources, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, Wildlife, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, Europe, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warningESATIASatellite air quality modelling The SAQM service aims to effectively and reliably count vehicles using very high-resolution satellite imagery; create vehicle emissions road-by-road and combining these with other emissions, to predict high resolution air quality concentrations in any city; and develop an air quality service that allows users to access, air quality pollutant concentrations. Main users of the service are government and local authorities, engineering consultants and transport planners, health agencies, and NGOs. Vehicle locations and speeds are extracted through the integration of Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery that provides several advantages to air quality modelling as using VHR imagery means extracting a very high level of detail and providing a dense air quality product over large areas, which is unique amongst all potential competitors. Environment, Infrastructure, Logistics, Natural resources, Smart Cities, Transport, WildlifeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.int4 Earth Intelligence https://www.4earthintelligence.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
SatCareConnectivity, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Ongoing, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAReal-time remote diagnosis through in-ambulance telemedicine with broadband satellite connectivity SatCare targets the improvement of first-aid services using remote diagnosis and treatment of patients on board ambulances. The objective of the project is to extend the capabilities of the first responders, allowing live interaction with remotely-based doctors and equipment, and the team in the field to deliver the correct treatment immediately, at the place of intervention or en route to the hospital. The SatCare activity is based upon integrating satcom into remotely connected medical terminals and demonstrating the systems in operational trials over 12 months. The operational trials will provide quantitative cost benefit analysis that will be a key component of commercialising the SatCare system. Connectivity, Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLSatCare - Real-time remote diagnosis through in-ambulance telemedicine with broadband satellite connectivityIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeViaSat Antenna Systems S.A.Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SatCBRN14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Aquatic, Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Maritime, Safety, Security, TIA, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG14 Life below water3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIASpace-based services for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations monitoring The SatCBRN project's objective is to use space-based services in order to improve surveillance of installations with hazardous materials, detection of spills, mitigation efforts and consequence management within the CBRN sector. The main users are military and civil authorities, coast guards, harbour authorities, facility owners and other relevant users responsible with safety and hazard management of CBRN incidents. The service enables them to monitor global shipping for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear operations and industrial facilities. It uses satellites, airborne platforms and in situ instrumentations to give a broader picture and a better situational awareness, enabling regular and repeated surveillance of areas of interests and access to remote and hard-to-reach locations. Aquatic, Maritime, Safety, SecurityTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intThe Norwegian Defence Research Establishment - Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt (FFI) https://www.ffi.no/enThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SatNav E@syCare9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIASatellite Navigation E@syCare SatNav EasyCare is a telemonitoring system that enables medical staff to monitor at distance chronic and frail patients, according to personalized healthcare plans. The platform consists of SatNav E@syCare Home kit, Professional kit, and the Cloud. The home monitoring kit is for patients' self-measurement and automatic transmission of vital parameters and lifestyle information. The professional kit supports the healthcare operator during home visits to the patients, or allows to manage multiple patients within the same healthcare facility. Each monitoring kit includes a set of wireless sensors (e.g. pulsoximeter, digital scale, thermometer etc.) and a mobile device, equipped with dedicated software Apps in charge of managing acquisition and transmission of data. The home kit includes also a smartwatch to track position and outdoor activities.      Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingGiulia ManzettiIngeniArs SRL https://www.ingeniars.com/Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 12:01viewEurope
SATWORKDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASafe AT WORK The SATWORK project aims to develop an integrated system to manage the "turn back to work" stage of workers after the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to the following mechanisms: a) Self-assessment of symptoms by means of a mobile app; b) Rapid test SARS-COV-2 on a Local Operation Mobile vehicle; c) Medical tests of risky diseases in case of COVID-19 contagion on Local Operation Center; d) Interaction by proximity with other subjects at risk; e) Linkages, communication, notifications to the Occupational Doctor to manage the cases on the basis of the laws and prescriptions in force; f) involvement of users in the development phase of the solutions to test it and assure a quick operational uptake.  Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeKell SRL http://www.kell.it/Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 12:08viewEurope
Scint-X dental camera ESA, Global, Health, Innovation, Medical, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATECHigh-detail X-ray cameras for dental scans Miniature MEMS technology originally developed for micro-propulsion systems on Sweden’s Prisma microsatellite has been adapted to produce a new, thinner and high resolution scintillator – a device that converts X-rays into ordinary light – for dental X-rays. The dental X-ray camera was designed by the Scint-X company with the key element – the scintillator – built by Nanospace, a subsidiary of the Swedish Space Corporation. Being much thinner than current X-ray cameras on the market its images are more detailed, and the camera can be inserted right into the patient’s mouth. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLMORE DETAILED DENTAL X-RAYSTechnology TransferPriel Manes; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SEDDCR9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Aviation, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Logistics, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, Europe, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESATIASpace-Enabled Delivery Drones for the COVID Response Medical logistics in Scotland is problematic enough in a non-COVID world. The undulating terrain and island geography can often result in slow and infrequent transport of medical products such as pathology samples. The effects of COVID-19 have worsened this, with a decrease in the number of transport modes such as ferries and a higher quantity of medical goods moving within the NHS supply chain. The SEDDCR service aims to enable the delivery of medical supplies and samples by drones enabled by space-based technology. The drone solution is piloted remotely from the Operations Centre, and flies automatically, navigating through pre-set waypoints. The Satcom connectivity between the Ground Control Station (GCS) and the drone is an essential part of the solution as it provides 100% communications coverage over the entire route, which is a crucial safety enabler to scalable drone delivery solutions. Drone delivery can significantly improve the speed and frequency with which medical products move between hospitals and medical practices, all whilst using an unmanned transport system which enables  essential NHS staff to reduce their exposure to COVID-19 through improved social distancing. Aviation, Health, Logistics, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeSkyports https://www.skyports.net/Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 12:21viewEurope
SenZitallAgriculture, Completed, Education, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Health, TIA, Tourism, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatilitySDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatility, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ...ESATIAFeasibility study for a sustainable Wireless Sensor Network and Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) integrating three space assets to support Integrated Pest Management and Plant Protection The targeted user groups for SenZitall are: the horticulture sector, the olive industry, the hospitality sector and research. Based on SATCOM, GNSS and EO data to guarantee surveillance in remote areas where a local network and power supply are not present, the feasibility study has drawn up a roadmap for a sustainable Wireless Sensor Network and Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) integrating three space assets to support Integrated Pest Management and plant protection in Horticulture and Hospitality. Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, TourismTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intAVIA-GIShttp://www.avia-gis.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SFM9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environmentESATIASpace Fly Multiagent The SFM service aims to combine the data provided by CBRN sensors (chemical, biological and radiological) with those coming from optical sensors placed on drones, on satellites, or on ground. The service delivers real-time reworking of the data available transforming them into useful information and make them available to the commander on the field. The main users are fire-fighters, rescue services, first responders and medical services but also environmental agencies and private companies operating in the aftermath of a CBRN disaster. The service uses a combination of first responders’ procedures, of ground and space-based services such as EO, satellite communications and navigation, with agents’ dispersion models and innovative technologies represented by high safety UAVs/ROVs equipped with payload for detection and sampling. Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intRPS Aerospace http://www.rpsaerospace.com/index.php?lang=enThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
SHOWCompleted, ESA, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAHelping seniors lead an active and healthy life Although retired seniors have time resources and could become active supporters. Also seniors may not to be involved in active living because they feel insecure in the constantly changing urban environment, in the lack of easily accessible means of transport. Technology-supported personal assistance with integration of EGNSS encourages seniors to start new endeavours, to reach a new destination and to engage in activities helping other people. It also increases seniors’ self-confidence and enjoying life by increasing social contacts. This is crucial for maintaining mental health and has also great influence on their body health. Additionally, the possibility of helping others creates opportunity to earn money to expand seniors’ limited retirement budgets what is a one of the goal of the SHOW service. The SHOW application also provides easy access to information on healthcare and rehabilitation centres, cultural and sport events as well as facilitates the organisation of groups. The first user group targeted by SHOW are seniors who want to lead an active life and are familiar with in using technical equipment. The application is dedicated to elderly people who want to make new experience and have the desire and ability to provider their help to others. The targeted senior group are retired seniors between 55 and 65 year old who want to make use of their free time in an advantageous way, e.g. by devoting more time to help others. The second user group are people in need. For this target group no age range is defined, but the users are persons which have specific needs that seniors could satisfy. The third user group are entrepreneurs interested to reach the seniors as a “selling target”. The application provides information on places “friendly for seniors”, such as doctors, pharmacies, shops, cafes, and restaurants. This group of users includes entities that welcome seniors and advertise their businesses or locations as “friendly places/products for seniors”. The SHOW application is relying on the integration and utilisation of EGNSS as space asset. On one side, it  allows to determine the destination of a person requesting help, on the other side, it supports the person willing to provide help through advise on the optimum travel route to the destination, thereby providing information on possible means of transport, arrival time and environmental conditions. HealthTitle - URLBASSKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intMESH METRICS SP. Z O.O.; http://www.meshmetrics.pl/Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 17:22viewEurope
SIMONAAsia, ESA, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureESATIAA Telemedicine Project for Iraq connecting a teaching hospital in Baghdad with the Hospital Umberto I of 'La Sapienza' University in Rome The European Space Agency has agreed to support an initiative from the Italian company Telbios. The initiative is called 'SIMONA: A Telemedicine Project for Iraq' and involves connecting a teaching hospital in Baghdad Iraq with the Hospital Umberto I of 'La Sapienza' University in Rome Italy. In total two stations for video-conferencing have been installed. Each of these includes one audio/video terminal connected via satellite between the Teaching Hospital and Umberto I. Video conferencing allows consultations and the exchange of medical opinions for diagnosis and treatment. Internet access is also provided, permitting Iraq based medical personnel to access the most up-to-date medical literature. The first video consults already took place in early August 2005. In the first month, 20 patients were provided telemedicine consultations and positive results were immediate. A 50% reduction in childhood mortality from haematic afflictions such as acute leukaemia was accomplished. The project has been operating since the summer of 2005. Asia, Health, ICT, TelemedicineTitle - URLSIMONAIntegrated Applications ProjectAlessandro Guarino; Francesco FelicianiThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope, Asia Pacific
Skin BESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREDeveloping a computer model of how skin ages Our skin protects us, regulates our temperature and allows us to feel objects. As we grow older, our skin becomes more fragile and takes longer to heal from injuries. Astronauts lose more skin cells and age faster during spaceflight. A common complaint of astronauts is cracking skin and rashes or itchiness. This experiment uses data already collected by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and was the first research into skin in space. Skin-B collects data on skin structure, oxygenation, hydration and elasticity. The goal is to develop a computer model of how skin ages. Results on Alexander’s skin will improve the model and could contribute to protecting people’s skin on Earth as well as in space. HealthTitle - URLSkin BExperimentThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SKYMEDCompleted, Demonstration Project, Education, Education, ESA, Health, Medical, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developingESATIAAdvanced satellite based e-Learning system to support Continuing Medical Education SKYMED is an initiative launched in 2000 dedicated to develop and operate a pilot service phase of an advanced satellite based e-Learning system to support Continuing Medical Education (CME) services. The final objective of the project was the set-up and validation of satellite services that outperform those presently available via terrestrial internet systems and the definition of CME services as part of Telbios' spin-off company portfolio. The project dealt with several aspects: technical, organisational, educational and strategic, all of which made the project very challenging. From a technical point of view, the system is based on a multi-terminal service centre derived from the integration of the Euromednet Telemedicine Operation Centre (TOC) based on DESNET platform and SkyplexNet for multicasting/broadcasting. Part of the SKYMED project was to define and develop a suitable multimedia interface for on-line and off-line training activities, providing textual chat interactions among the different client sites. Live lectures and presentations would increase the immediacy of the content and enhance the users' feel of 'really being there'. So far SKYMED has distributed six courses (one on Medical Imaging, the others on Ambulatory Surgery) and CME, in general, to seven hospitals, to ten individual users in the Veneto Region in Italy, 2 individual sites outside Italy (UK and the Netherlands). The involvement of public healthcare institutions and private individuals implied the management, in the frame of the project, of organizational and logistic aspects peculiar to the implementation of e-learning services. The SKYMED challenge was to be an appropriate and cost-effective means of meeting life-long learning needs of healthcare professional, through a variety of independent formats and delivery media (satellite broadcast, content package delivery, etc.). Technology- driven self-study CME sources based on distributed, or distance-learning multimedia broadband platforms thus look like the viable cost-efficient and user-friendly alternative to conventional methods. SKYMED, as e-learning solution, becomes important in CME because it can avoid bridge gaps (both national and international, cultural and language gaps), it can bring education to the health professional and it empowers the learner for more effective and individualised learning. Education, Education, Health, MedicalTitle - URLSKYMEDDemonstration ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SkyNurse - Advanced Training in NursingCompleted, Education, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIADistance education fornursing personnel in non-EU countries in order to employ the subsequent trained personnel in EU hospitals and health care centers SkyNurse developed an operating centre for the delivery of distance education and residential courses directed at nursing personnel in non-EU countries in order to employ the subsequent trained personnel in EU hospitals and health care centers. SkyNurse also aimed to improve nursing practice throughout the EU by developing standard distance learning models suitable for national and international use that are reproducible in different fields of application and in different countries, and by preparing learning materials that will offer uniform education, cultivate a harmonious professional background and promote standardised nursing procedures. SkyNurse favored economical resource saving in Health Services. The courses were intended for nurses who have a basic knowledge of nursing and who were in need of updating their knowledge of clinical practice and standard operating procedures relevant to the application of new technologies in health care. Education, HealthTitle - URLSkyNurse - Advanced Training in NursingIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedm.zordan@trastec.itThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SM@RTCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATIASatellite Medical Applications for Regional Terminals - developing and deploying a vertical video portal system targeted at scientific societies The SM@RT project (Satellite Medical Applications for Regional Terminals) was aimed at developing and deploying a vertical video portal system targeted at scientific societies, healthcare and pharmaceutical organisations. The application was designed to support satellite-based distribution of high-quality multimedia contents, such as medical protocol databases, corporate scientific and pharmaceutical agent information materials, and video communications (tele-medicine, edutainment and corporate channels). The medicinal and pharmaceutical sector represents a very important part of the economy in terms of dimensions and information density. This sector is research-oriented and marked by a high degree of innovation. Ensuring a continuous flow of updated information on new treatments, new drugs, etc., towards the medical and pharmaceutical community is extremely important. Furthermore these communities require constant professional training. Finally, the industry requires a constant feedback in order to direct its research and marketing efforts. The project proposed to offer innovative solutions for information and divulging issues, required from pharmaceutical industry. SM@RT provided an effective response to the provision of documentation forms, brochures and publications. The main benefit lay in a relevant cost reduction over marketing and information expenditures. Health, Medical, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLSM@RTIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SMART13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Europe, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESATIASpace for smart resource management for disaster early warning The objective of SMART program is to improve the forecast capability of hydro-geological events (flooding and landslides) through the use and integration of satellite data (TLC, EO, NAV), and to enhance the quality of information by an integrated provisioning of heterogeneous information sources. SMART program also addresses the post event management through the development of a solution for real-time information exchange among first responses operator with in emergency situation aimed at increasing situation awareness capabilities. End users feature the Italian Civil Protection, Local and regional institutions, Firefighters, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Defence, as well as Insurance companies and Construction companies and infrastructure operators Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intFINMECCANICAhttp://www.finmeccanica.com UNI RM TVhttp://web.uniroma2.it/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
Smart monitoring of human thermo-regulation3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREMeasuring body temperature for scientific research in microgravity It is important to investigate the effects of thermoregulation during spaceflight. In fact, control of core body temperature is a prerequisite for ensuring astronauts’ mental and physical well-being. Traditional approaches to monitor deep body temperature such as rectal temperature, are too invasive and unsafe for long-duration core body temperatures monitoring on space stations. About a decade ago, as a result of their research supported both by DLR and ESA, professor Hanns-Christian Gunga of the Centre of Space Medicine of Charité University Hospital in Berlin and his science team developed together with the company Draegerwerk in Lübeck, a non-invasive double sensor. The device was tested on astronauts during their stay on the space station and revealed itself as accurate as invasive methods. Disease, HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
SmartCARE10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, Completed, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASatellite enhanced Multi-channel E-health Assistance for Remote Tele-rehabilitation and Caregiving SmartCARE realises a collaborative health care platform as a specialisation of a more general and advanced wide workflow collaboration platform. It is a virtual space where caregiver professionals and patients can meet and manage daily activities, planned and unplanned, within a therapeutic process, in a collaborative way enabling an optimisation of home care. SmartCARE enables the provision of rehabilitation at home whilst assuring a constant verification of the therapeutic process and without requiring the presence of medical staff on site, unless absolutely necessary. The access to SmartCARE is provided using satellite and terrestrial telecommunication networks by means of fixed or mobile devices. The SmartCARE services establish a point of contact with reference healthcare professionals to manage multiple patients; schedule the therapy in each detail; provide updated information on the rehabilitation progress by means of remote live-check; and monitor the activities envisaged by the therapy. They can alert the patient, healthcare facility or caregiver when the improvement results are not achieved, measure vital signs using wireless and wearable sensors; as well as update clinical records. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLSmartCARE - Satellite enhanced Multi-channel e-health Assistance for Remote Tele-rehabilitation and CAREgivingIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiITSLAB S.P.A. (IT)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
SmartSatCareConnectivity, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, Smart Cities, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020ESATIASmart Social and Healthcare Advanced Services with Smart TV and Satellite Communications The SmartSatCare is aimed at deploying a TV set top box based devices in patients home which connect to a satellite internet terminal to bridge the digital divide in the small villages of the Piedmont region. The box allows patients to watch informative videos, get up to date factual medical information and participate in videoconference sessions with carers and medical staff. Simple healthcare devices e.g. blood pressure monitors can be connected to the box via Bluetooth.  Connectivity, Health, Smart Cities, TelemedicineTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingMarco SartoriConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - ISTC https://www.istc.cnr.it/itThursday, 15 April, 2021 - 12:25viewEurope
SmartSenZCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, TIA, Tourism, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatilitySDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being2.c .Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives ... to help limit extreme food price volatility, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseasesESATIAA commercial service for the implementation of eco-friendly integrated pest management programs in the tropics SatNav/EO based pest control service developed to promote eco-friendly integrated pest management (IPM) solutions in a tropical compound environment such as: luxury lodges, resorts, hotels and sports clubs; private, corporate and diplomatic professional and residential compounds; private and public schools and hospitals; processing and storage facilities of the agri-food chain business, etc. Health, TourismTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intAVIA-GIShttp://www.avia-gis.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia Pacific
SmartVECCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologiesESATIA A spin-off platform from VECMAP for monitoring vector-borne disease outbreaks in urban settings in the tropics A SatNav/EO based spatial decision support system (SDSS) specifically aimed at organisations and public institutes that need to monitor mosquito vector populations at the household scale HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intAVIA-GIShttp://www.avia-gis.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia Pacific
SmeethEnvironment, ESA, Health, Kick-start Activity, Natural resources, Ongoing, TIA, Wildlife, Africa, Europe, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAAir Quality data derived from EO satellites for understanding the correlation between air pollution and epidemiological outbreaks  The SMEETH service aims to be the first tool in the market designed to handle massive amounts of satellite-based air pollution data, climate data and medical records enabling users to detect patterns and fit correlation models between data and geo-referenced medical records. It aims at helping the medical community to better understand the correlations between the direct exposition to atmospheric pollutants and the emergence of epidemiological outbreaks, various pathologies, and admissions in hospitals. The service uses Earth Observation satellites in order to improve and optimize air pollution research and air quality measurements especially in region with limited or non-existent air quality monitoring ground stations. SMEETH supports decision-making towards effective epidemic control and the definition of successful prevention campaigns. The service targets three main segments of users: (i) decision-makers (policy-makers, public bodies, large cities with a mandate for policy-making and law enforcement regarding climate, environment, health, transportation and security matters); (ii) public health resource managers; and (iii) research institutions and academia as well as the pharmaceutical industry. The space assets contributing to SMEETH refer to Earth Observation satellites as air quality data derived from EO satellites can complement in-situ and modelled data in order to add value to the spatial coverage, spatial resolution and accuracy. Environment, Health, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intGMV Innovating Solutions UK, https://www.gmv.com/en/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Europe
SOLFEOAir pollution, Air quality, Emissions, EOP, ESA, Ongoing, Scientific Project, South America, Latin America and the Caribbean, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAEOPImproving emissions data over South America Large urban centers of South America face acute air quality problems. In this tense situation, it is important to closely monitor both the natural emissions released by the rainforest (hydrocarbons) and the rapidly changing anthropogenic emissions from agricultural activities (NH3 and NOx) and fossil fuel burning (NOx). By using satellite observations combined with a state-of-the-art model representation of the relevant processes, we develop advanced inversion algorithms for the estimation of emissions of ammonia(NH3), NOx and hydrocarbons, providing both qualitative and quantitative biogenic and anthropogenic emissions. SOLFEO takes advantage of the fine spatial resolution of OMI (AURA), IASI (METOP) and TROPOMI (Sentinel 5p) data to improve emission estimates over a largely understudied region. Air pollution, Air quality, Emissions, South AmericaTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intBELGIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE AERONOMY (BIRA-IASB) (BE)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewLatin America and the Caribbean
Space4HealthDemonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Ongoing, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASpace for Health While ESA is immediately associated to the development of typical space technologies and services (e.g. satellites, spacecraft, launchers), ESA has also gained some significant knowledge and experience in other topics. Over the last 20 years, ESA has built a solid background and expertise in the challenging domain of Health. This includes Telemedicine, medical technologies (e.g. monitoring, imaging) and health-related services (e.g. epidemiology) for the benefits of both astronauts (on the ground and in space) as well as populations on Earth. The Space for Health (S4H) initiative aims at creating awareness about health-related activities, as well as coordinate initiatives between different stakeholders, both inside and outside ESA. The Space4Health initiative is internally supported by the ESA Health Coordination Forum, which involves representatives from the EOP, HRE, TEC and TIA directorates.  Health, Medical, TelemedicineTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeMonday, 10 May, 2021 - 09:48viewGlobal
SpaceDream Africa, ESA, Health, Technology Transfer, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASpace-based logistical support for distribution of medicines To test a combined approach using ESA’s technical competencies to strengthen the distribution networks for medicines to address the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria, focussing initially on sub-Saharan Africa. Africa, HealthTitle - URLSpaceDream - Space-based logistical support for distribution of medicinesTechnology Transferhealth (@) esa.intThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
SpaceGearESA, Global, Health, TEC, Technology Transfer, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESATECA gearbox for high-speed ratios used for tele-operated biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) A gearbox system for high-speed ratios was employed in the deployable retrievable boom of the Shuttle’s tethered satellite TSS-1 in 1990. A company called STAM produced a motor gearbox made of nonmagnetic materials to be used as a robotic manipulator for tele-operated biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which involves a high density magnetic field. The gearbox has a rotation speed reduction factor of 3000 in the presence of a very high density magnetic field (3 Tesla). This SPACEGEAR design has a simple configuration with low production costs, avoiding the use of high-strength gear material and with high-torque transmittal capacity. It has also been adapted to an MRI-compatible robotic manipulator developed by FeBo srl for tele-operations. HealthTitle - URLTOTALLY NON-MAGNETIC MOTOR GEARBOXTechnology TransferThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SPHINX (ISS Experiment)Astronauts, Completed, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREUnderstanding how low shear conditions and gravity may affect endothelial cell function ISS In vitro Experiment in KUBIK incubator examining Endothelial cell gene expression under microgravity. Endothelial cells line blood vessels and play a key role in vascular function. Results of the experiment show that gene expression associated with blood flow sensing and pro-inflamatory responses was altered in microgravity. The data from this study is relevant to understanding how low shear conditions and gravity may affect endothelial cell function. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentCompletedJason HattonWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:06viewGlobal
SSDDemonstration Project, ESA, Galileo, Health, Ongoing, Safety, Smart Cities, TIA, Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASmart Social Distancing SSD is a social distancing tool available as a mobile app to allow organisations to monitor compliance with social distancing regulations. It calculates and reports the distance between users only in specified indoor/outdoor areas by using a Galileo-based geo-fence and capturing solely data that is required to reliably monitor social distancing. Galileo, Health, Safety, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingVolker SchumacherContagt GmbH http://www.contagt.com/Thursday, 15 April, 2021 - 12:10viewEurope
Sun4HealthCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, TIA, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingSDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATIAMobile-Healthcare Solar Exposure Decision Support System Sun4Health addresses the most important open issues related to solar light impacts on human health for the benefit of end-users (people) and companies (Health & Wellness sector). Using SatNav/EO data, Sun4Health combines the Earth Observation satellites measurements and the exploitation of specific wearable sensors to allow accurate, reliable, personalised and real-time information about the solar radiation experienced by the end-user in any part of his body, discriminating the different benefits and health risks. HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intFLYBY S.R.L.Flyby S.r.l.Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific
SUNLIT13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Air quality, Climate, Emissions, EOP, ESA, Ongoing, Scientific Project, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, Oceania, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESAEOPDeveloping a new global tropospheric ozone datasets The project aims at developing a new global tropospheric ozone datasets form TROPOMI and OMI measurements. These data will be a valuable addition to the operational TROPOMI Tropospheric ozone column product by the convective cloud differential method, which will be available for tropics only. In addition, the multi-limb-instrument stratospheric ozone column dataset, compatible with nadir total ozone column measurements, which will be created as an intermediate step of the proposed development, will have its own value and can be used in climate-related ozone studies. The project has been kicked-off the 5th September. A first informal progress meeting has been on 10th December. First results have been shown and look promising. Air quality, Climate, EmissionsTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intFINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FI)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia Pacific
Swarm ESA, Global, OPS; SSA, Space Safety, SSA, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, People, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAOPS; SSASatellite constellation trying to understand the Earth’s magnetic field Swarm is ESA’s mission to understand the Earth’s magnetic field. It is a constellation of three SWARM satellites designed to identify and measure precisely the different magnetic signals that emanate from our planet. This will provide insight into the natural processes occurring deep within the planet, to weather in space caused by solar activity. Our ‘protective bubble’ that Earth’s magnetic field, is in a constant state of flux. The strength of the magnetic field is constantly changing – in fact currently it shows signs of significant weakening. Swarm was launched in 2013, and precisely measures the magnetic signals that originate in Earth’s core, crust and oceans, as well as from the ionosphere and magnetosphere, giving us a better understand of why the field is weakening. Space Safety, SSATitle - URLSwarm constellation studies Earth's magnetic fieldThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewGlobal
T2 Colbert TreadmillDevice, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREExercise device with reduced vibration to keep the crew healthy in orbit and to prepare them for return to Earth The T2 Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or Colbert, was temporarily installed in Node-2 of the International Space Station (ISS) in September 2009 as an important exercise device to keep the crew healthy in orbit and to prepare them for return to Earth. It has been moved to its permanent place in Node-3. The T2 treadmill is adapted from a regular treadmill but designed so as not to shake the rest of the Station. This vibration damping system does not use power and hence makes it more reliable. The astronauts use elastic straps over the shoulders and round the waist to keep them in contact with the running belt and generate the foot force necessary to give the astronaut’s bones and muscles a workout in weightlessness. The treadmill is also wider than the TVIS treadmill in the Zvezda Module. Although it is built to handle 240 000 km of running, it will likely see about 60 000 km during its time in orbit. HealthTitle - URLT2 Colbert TreadmillDeviceThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
T4MOD Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIATelemedicine for remote Operations in Distant areas The aim of the T4MOD project was to develop and validate a user-friendly telemedicine system capable of supporting different medical specialities, through an interoperable IP overlay satellite network associated to an intelligent end-to-end communication service. 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 was instrumental in developing new medical protocols for a cooperative medical work of diagnosis and therapies. T4MOD involved the health department of four Ministries of Defence in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLT4MOD - Telemedicine for reMote Operations in Distant areasDemonstration ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiTelespazio S.p.A (IT)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
T@HISCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Latin America and the Caribbean, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIASatellite based Telemedicine in Latin America T@HIS was a telemedical network connecting physicians and hospitals over a new-generation satellite network based on the recently launched AmerHis payload on the AMAZONAS satellite. The aim of the project was to improve the access to medical resources, available only to rural cities from the isolated areas in Amazon in Para prefecture. Within the project three remote clinics in Amazonas, Para states in Brazil were connected to a referral hospital in Belém, the capital city of Pará. The dominant type of images transferred over the system were ultrasound images, acquired from portable or stationary ultrasound devices. The medical applications included general examinations as well as obstetric and gynaecology. However the applied platform handled any imaging modality and particularly DICOM formatted data. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLT@HIS - Satellite based Telemedicine in Latin AmericaIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeThales Alenia Space EspañaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewLatin America and the Caribbean
TELANY Completed, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIATelemedicine Anyware: Data management component The TELemedicine ANYwhere (TelAny) project was based on the medical community's organisational needs. Economic and technological factors heavily determine the way medical practice has been evolving. In the near future the traditional model of direct contact between patients and institutions during routine practice and hospital admissions will not be appropriate for the treatment of pathologies that need a continuous follow up of patients at their location. The other most typical case of remote assistance is emergency. TelAny addressed both those issues in a comprehensive approach. The project covered emergency and on-field telemedicine scenarios in extreme cases, for instance, by accessing life signals from patients using devices implanted in their bodies, by aiding in emergencies on board ships. All data collected during the project demonstration sessions was stored centrally in a large database accessible to consulting specialists. The project contained medical, telecommunications and software information. The co-operation between different communities of professionals allowed to accomplish the difficult goal of increasing the potential user awareness of the benefits of telemedicine. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTELANY - Telemedicine Anyware: Data management componentIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedKell (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
TeleCareESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIAHome telehealth enabling remote nursing visits and vital sign monitoring through fully interactive voice, video and data transmission, and targets healthcare service delivery in rural and remote areas Telecare supports the commercialisation and deployment of home telehealth solutions to be delivered over two-way satellite networks. This solution enables remote nursing visits and vital sign monitoring through fully interactive voice, video and data transmission, and targets healthcare service delivery in rural and remote areas.This solution is unique in that the targeted operators/users of this system are homecare nurses and their patients, therefore careful application of advanced technologies must be considered in the development and design. Successful adoption of this type of solution will be very dependant on the ability to deliver a user friendly, seamless end to end solution, that provides both economical value and enhances the ability of caregivers to deliver healthcare to their patient base. The research and development effort will focus on development of the web-based software application, the communications interface that will allow the solution to be deployed over two-way satellite, and extension of the health monitoring kit (patient terminal) to support broader disease management capabilities as a strategic business direction for the solution as a whole. The March Networks telehealth solution is being developed as a productivity tool to address healthcare delivery challenges, including chronic healthcare professional shortages, access to care for patients, and to assist in early intervention and prevention in support of disease management. The TeLeCare solution builds on the architecture used for the March Networks telehealth pilot project but expands on the original pilot functionality while lowering the component costs, improving the user experience, and increasing the system level security, supportability, and reliability. The resulting system is intended to be a scalable solution that can be deployed in a commercial offering. The solution architecture is centred on a hosted application. Nurse and patient terminals access the network application server (NAS) directly and can be connected in a peer-to-peer fashion for a remote visit or e-learning application. Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLTELECAREIntegrated Applications ProjectThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific
TELEMACHUS9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, Smart Cities, Telemedicine, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIATELEmedicine Monitoring And Collaborative HUb-and-spoke System Telemachus is an integrated hardware / software medical system for remote digital monitoring, with the aim of improving and streamlining the interaction between General Practitioners and their patients. The service makes use of GNSS data in order to contain the diffusion of contamination through the localisation and monitoring of the infected patients, promote virtuous and secure behaviour of the personnel working in hospitals. The main users of the service are Health authorities and hospitals, General Practitioners and patients.      Health, Smart Cities, TelemedicineTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeG-NOUS SRL https://g-nous.com/Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 12:11viewEurope
TEMOSEducation, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAGlobally active satellite-based competence network, optimizing medical care of tourists and business travellers Western societies are becoming increasingly mobile. Every year a rising number of people visit foreign countries for private or business reasons. The objective of the TEMOS project is to establish a globally active satellite-based competence network, which optimises medical care of tourists and business travellers in the mobile society. This network will be open for all interested hospitals and medical institutions, such as general practitioners or assistance companies who agree to accept and apply the TEMOS quality criteria as developed within the framework of the project. By means of different approaches such as tele-education, tele-consultation, telemedicine services, exchange of knowledge and an evaluation system, a high quality of medical care for travellers abroad shall be realised. Education, Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTEMOSIntegrated Applications ProjectThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Tempus ICAviation, ESA, Global, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIATelemedicine-via-Satellite for Commercial Aviation - monitoring the condition of passengers who display signs of illness in-flight Tempus IC monitors the condition of passengers who display signs of illness in-flight that might require immediate medical attention. It is designed to enable non-medical users, such as cabin crew, to gather vital information about a passenger's health quickly and efficiently, by monitoring and transmitting to a ground-based response centre vital signs routinely measured in an emergency room - including blood pressure, temperature, glucometry and 12-lead electrocardiogram. The crew will be able to simultaneously talk to and send clinical-quality data along with pictures and video to a ground-based medical team of experts specialised in assisting in-flight medical contingencies for diagnosis and support. The objective of the activity was to develop and validate a system that enables airlines to manage in-flight medical emergencies more effectively and to reduce the number of costly unnecessary medical diversions. With the rise of larger aircraft and lower air-fares, the number of people of all ages travelling by air is increasing. As a result, the probability of a medical emergency occurring in-flight has risen and the pilot will often divert the flight to the nearest airport where medical attention can be provided. Commercial airlines are interested in telemedicine technology as a tool to improve medical provision for customers as well as to support their staff and crew. In simple terms, better diagnosis that enables a diversion to be avoided is of direct benefit to the airline and its passengers. ESA has been active in the field of satellite-delivered telemedicine for a number of years and this development addresses the use of telemedicine in support of the management of medical emergencies onboard commercial airlines. By investing in new applications ESA acts as a catalyst for European industry to develop and exploit innovative services and markets while, at the same time, fostering and organizing user demand to gain the critical mass necessary to sustain those services. Aviation, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLTelemedicine-via-Satellite for Commercial AviationIntegrated Applications ProjectPierluigi ManciniThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
TESHEALTHCompleted, ESA, Health, Integrated Applications Project, Telemedicine, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIADeveloping, implementing, qualifying and validating a telemedicine system aimed at reducing the impacts of chronic diseases, improving life styles and empowering citizens 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. Primary prevention promoting the adoption of a healthy lifestyle is becoming an integral part of a number of national healthcare systems programmes. The presence of a comprehensive methodology for disease prevention, surveillance of behavioural risk factors and lifestyle adoption plays an important role in facilitating the implementation of a healthcare prevention programme. Telemedicine, due to its ability to gather, transfer, share and process user’s data will very likely become a fundamental enabler for the implementation of such a methodology. The “universality” of the proposed services becomes an imperative and a driver for the project: all people shall have the same opportunity to access services that promote the diseases prevention and healthy life style. The integration of the satellite network with other types of networks (XDSL, Wifi, GPRS, etc.) as redistribution systems can provide a competitive solution in specific instances. The possibility to exploit the terminals in the ASSISTED and SELF-CARE scenarios, helps to optimise the usage of communication resources and lower the operating expenses for terminals and therefore for users. Health, TelemedicineTitle - URLTESHEALTHIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedFrancesco FelicianiThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
TESSA3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, ESA, Health, NGO, TEC, Technology Transfer, Telemedicine, 1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, Africa, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, Asia Pacific, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children off all ages living in poverty, 3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, 3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-beingESATECRemote-controlled ultrasound systems allowing expert radiologists to perform long-distance examinations “Smaller secondary hospitals do not necessarily have expert radiologists available on site,” explains ESA biomedical engineer Arnaud Runge. “This in the past has led to problems, with for instance, pregnant women having to travel hundreds of kilometres for an examination”. The TESSA (Tele-Echography for ESA) technology was originally developed over a series of ESA projects with the intent to support astronauts in orbit. “But whether for Earth- or space-based patients, the abiding principle of telemedicine is the same: it is much easier and cheaper to move medical data around than it is to move people” says Arnaud. AdEchoTech, a company based in Vendôme in central France, is reusing the knowledge gained during past ESA telemedicine projects to market a remote-controlled ultrasound system allowing an expert radiologist to perform exams on patients from hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away. The company has marketed this ‘tele-echography’ system to more than 15 hospitals and health institutes in France and abroad, with others participating in trials. ESA meanwhile is currently looking into a follow-on project with the company to design a more lightweight and streamlined version of the system’s robotic arm, potentially suitable for launch into orbit, which would also broaden terrestrial market opportunities. The technology would similarly be suitable for use in any remote location – from cruise ships to prisons – using either internet or satellite links. ESA recently completed a trial with four European defence ministries, making the technology available to military garrisons based in Lebanon and Afghanistan. The tele-echography technology has also been tested successfully on oil platforms off West Africa and inland clinics in French Guiana. Health, NGO, TelemedicineTitle - URLTESSA (Tele-Echography for ESA)Technology TransferPhilip Raitt; Cornelis ElderingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Asia Pacific
The importance of mixingCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Innovation, Medical, Scientific Experiment, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESAHREFluctiation experiment in microgravity informing diagnostic methods for industrial and biomedical research When two miscible liquids are in contact, their molecules move randomly and give rise to a fine mixing that fluctuate constantly. Taken to space, research into equilibrium fluctuations has helped develop diagnostic methods for industrial and biomedical research. In 2007, an unmanned Foton-M3 spacecraft flew around Earth for 12 days with the suitcase-sized Gradflex experiment on board. Gradflex provided the first experimental evidence that diffusion processes are accompanied by giant fluctuations in microgravity. The experiment is a textbook example of fundamental research. The results were consistent with the theoretical predictions. The Gradflex experiment showed that in the absence of gravity fluctuations grow as large as the size of the container with the liquids. Analysis also showed that the amplitude of the fluctuations greatly increased. The results are an important step ahead in our understanding of the natural world –how systems that are not in equilibrium behave, such as mixed fluids. Health, Innovation, MedicalTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
TILQ-APCompleted, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Health, Medical, TIA, Europe, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilitiesESATIATemperature Indexes Life Quality for the Ageing Population From 1998–2017, heatwaves caused over 166 000 deaths, including more than 70 000 during the 2003 heat in Europe. The TILQ-AP platform uses satellite data to create near-real time temperature distribution maps providing a better understanding of ‘heat islands’ in cities.​ Source: WHO TILQ-AP – is a cloud based platform which calculates temperature distribution maps for cities in near-real time. It uses high resolution spatial imagery which are converted to Air Temperature (AT) maps by dedicated algorithms. Through its API it provides a better understanding of “heat islands” formations in cities that intensify summer heat waves, especially dangerous for elderly people. With the use of an algorithm that combines satellite data (meteorological, thermal satellite imagery, etc.) with terrestrial data from weather, landform and terrain data (especially urban development) and resident statistics - it is possible to monitor and analyse city heating up in a continuous and repetitive way. All this can help users (e.g. local governments, medical services and local communities and NGOs) to identify areas that are particularly hazardous to elderly people during heatwaves, to counteract heat and to check their effectiveness. Health, MedicalTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intBLUE DOT SOLUTIONShttp://www.bluedotsolutions.euThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
Tissue Healing in Space (ISS Experiment) Astronauts, ESA, Experiment, Global, Health, HRE, ISS International Space Station, Medical, Under preparation, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-beingESAHREFurther understanding of wound healing processes ISS In vitro Experiment which will study changes that occur during skin wound healing processes under spaceflight conditions. Project is linked to the Wound Healing topical team which is aimed at understanding wound healing processes, diagnostics and therapeutics. Astronauts, Health, ISS International Space Station, MedicalTitle - URLExperimentUnder preparationJason Hatton, Leonardo SurdoWednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:19viewGlobal
Track&Trust2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Food, Global, Health, Humanitarian Response, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, NGO, TIA, Transport, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms, SDG1 No poverty, 1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources to ... implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources to ... implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their formsESATIASpace linked tracking  of humanitarian goods The Track&Trust product aims at tracking humanitarian goods in order to increase trust. It provides a blockchain-backed single source of truth for all stakeholders. The immutability and tamper resistance of the blockchain protocol enable exchange of custody from one stakeholder to another in a transparent and trusted manner. Track & Trust integrates an efficient IoT protocol for transmitting geolocation, custodian transactions and GNSS metadata to a globally distributed ledger via satellite uplink. Main users of the service are Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organisations and Governmental Humanitarian Aid Organisations. Food, Health, Humanitarian Response, Logistics, NGO, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intDatarella GMBH https://datarella.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
TransDImDemonstration Project, ESA, Health, Ongoing, TIA, Europe, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ...ESATIATransforming Diagnostic Imaging The TRANSDIM demonstration project ambitions to develop and demonstrate a novel type of medical imaging system by scaling-up a dental imaging X-ray source for use in imaging the chest at the bedside in the Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments as well as in intensive care units of care centres but also for earlier diagnosis of cancer. The main idea behind having a more compact device and transportable device is to enable more patients to be imaged in primary care rather than travelling to main hospitals. The product uses technologies derived from those initially developed for a number of Space missions such as the Ptolemy device on the Philae lander of ESA's Rosetta mission. HealthTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingArnaud RungeAdaptix Ltd. https://www.adaptiximaging.com/Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 15:09viewEurope
TTSatAfrica, Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, Africa, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020ESATIASatcom solution for epidemiological surveillance, alert and response in developing countries The TTSat service aims at providing an integrated information system delivering real time data collection and alert from / to all sites in a national territory, including remote sites located in the so-called "white areas" where there is no telecommunication infrastructure. TTSaT is a next generation global solution for epidemiological surveillance, alert and response, designed to fit the operational needs of developing economies and to provide a multi-feature centralized platform that collects data in real-time and produces key indicators that can guide health policies. It combines an existing integrated information system for epidemiological surveillance, alert and response, called "epiSat" with a TTSat satellite service. Targeted users are the UNPFA (United Nations Population Funds) representatives located in Senegal, Guinea and Benin. The TTSat service mainly uses GNSS and satellite telecommunication and will potentially use Earth Observation data to establish epidemiological predictive risk maps in a short future. The use of satellite telecommunication services in the project allows complementing the connectivity network to ensure that health centres in remote and not connected areas can be linked /plugged to the national health information system and with a high availability ratio. Africa, Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intTelemedicine Technologies SA https://www.tentelemed.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
UNDERSEE13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Agriculture, Blue Worlds, Completed, ESA, Global, Inland waters, Kick-start Activity, Maritime, TIA, Water, Water Management, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESATIAMaritime satellites for environmental monitoring in rivers, lakes and oceans The UNDERSEE project aims to monitor and predict water quality changes in rivers, lakes and oceans without dealing with sensors maintenance. The main users of the service are research centres, environmental agencies and aquaculture producers. The product enables them to move from a reactive to a preventive decision-making approach regarding water quality changes and environmental impact assessments in rivers, lakes and oceans based on actionable data. It relies on in-situ water data integrated with advanced image processing of Copernicus data, and on the use of GNSS and SatCom. The space assets allow real-time water quality dynamic maps, improved reliability of data, continuous validation of EOD products and predictive models, and early warning of water changes. Agriculture, Blue Worlds, Inland waters, Maritime, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intMatereospace LDA http://matereo.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
Understanding asthma from spaceCompleted, Disease, ESA, Global, Health, HRE, Scientific Experiment, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines ... that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines ...ESAHREISS Experiments helping to develop quick lung tests For the millions of people suffering from asthma around the world, pioneering research in orbit is opening new ways to understand what goes wrong in patients with airway inflammation. The results are helping to develop quick lung tests for an improved quality of life – both on Earth and in space. With each lungful of air, our bodies absorb oxygen and exhale waste-product molecules. In people with asthma, inflammation in the lung adds nitric oxide to exhaled air. Doctors measure the amount of nitric oxide exhaled by patients to diagnose inflamed lungs and asthma. Up on the International Space Station, astronauts are breathing for the sake of science. The Airway Monitoring experiment looks at the amount of nitric oxide expelled by the space travellers in a microgravity environment. Disease, HealthTitle - URLScientific ExperimentCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
uTRAQAir pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Health, Ongoing, Pollution, TIA, Urban, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAAiding towns, cities and major urban areas in addressing traffic related air quality and emissions issues In this demonstration project operational tests of a fully developed uTRAQ system integrated with operational urban traffic management systems for new infrastructure investments will be carried out in partnership with two separate local authority users whilst a detailed business plan for commercialisation will be developed, based around needs and requirements of a wider set of interested stakeholders. The target market for uTRAQ are local authorities of medium to large towns, major urban centres and cities, not only within the UK, but also further afield in both the developed and developing world. Traffic densities are increasing, with improvements in emission rates failing to provide the necessary compensating impact on air quality. Therefore, systems are required to jointly manage traffic flows and air quality in urban environments, to optimise the efficient movement of people and goods, while protecting the health of residents and visitors to major cities. The service concept of uTRAQ is to provide an extension of existing traffic management tools and data streams that are supplemented by EO data in a single user centric system to forecast and mitigate the effects of air quality and congestion on urban centres. Air pollution, Cities, Climate, Emissions, Health, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLUTRAQFeasibility StudyOngoingRoberta Mugellesi DowTRL Limted (UK)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
UV-SAN9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Health, Infrastructure, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Europe, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAUltraViolet Sanitizing System The proposed activity aims to develop an UltraViolet SANitizing System (UV-SAN) designed for frequent sterilization of Emergency Medical Vehicles fleets and for real-time remote monitoring of sterilization level. The service uses satellite navigation and satellite communication to increase the level of effectiveness and automation of the sanitization processes in EVMs, and to improve the situational awareness by tracking each single operation and the sanitization level of each vehicle present in the territory. The objective of the service is to protect hospitals, healthcare workers and patients from the threat of accidental contagion of pathogens, a problem that has worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. Health, Infrastructure, Smart CitiesTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingElena RazzanoOMICA SRL http://www.omica.itFriday, 16 April, 2021 - 15:29viewEurope
V4DLCompleted, Education, Education, ESA, Global, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, TIA, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, 3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education3.c Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurshipESATIAVideoSat for Distance Learning for continuing medical education The aims of the VideoSat for Distance Learning (V4DL) project were to exploit satellite broadband and broadcast capabilities to provide value added services for continuing medical education via satellite. The project carried two major innovations, edufiction: a distance learning methodology that binds emotional and narrative learning theory with video simulation technology, and a specific set top box (STB) capable of executing the specific e-learning application, managing the GUI and all the satellite data transmission functionalities. The goals of the projects were to build a STB capable of receiving multimedia interactive contents through satellite push and provide them to the users, to develop a push system integrated with a distance learning platform for telemedicine, and to develop and deliver continuous medical education courses through satellite push. The STB solution was based on the VideoSat concept design for open STBs, which are capable of hosting different applications leveraging satellite transport capabilities. Data connectivity was based on an OpenSky system reliant on the push and interactive services. Education, Education, ICT, MedicalTitle - URLV4DL - VideoSat for Distance LearningIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedOpenskyThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
VECMAPAfrica, Demonstration Project, Disaster risk management, Disease, Early warning, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, Ongoing, TIA, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIAServices for Mosquito Habitat Mapping Every year, mosquito-transmitted diseases cause over one million of deaths. The ESA-backed VECMAP service based on EO and satellite navigation assists public health agencies and regional mosquito controllers in predicting vector-related health risks and in reducing the spread of diseases. Source: World Mosquito Program Mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue and West Nile fever are a persistent public health concern in many European countries. VECMAP is a service assisting national public health agencies and regional mosquito controllers in predicting vector-related health risks and in reducing spread of disease. It enhances and simplifies traditional distribution modelling, field and laboratory work with the help of satellite navigation and Earth observation. The VECMAP Demonstration Project is the result of a feasibility study which was successfully concluded in 2011. The prototype developed by the feasibility study is the basis of the VECMAP service platform being developed and evaluated by the demonstration project. Three major user communities were identified, namely Public Health Users, pest control companies and other commercial users, and academic users. The ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé de Guadeloupe), Guadeloupe (France) is involved in the testing of the new features developed. Producing risk maps is a complex process, involving field sampling of the vectors to provide data needed to calibrate the statistical distribution modelling that delivers the risk maps. The modelling itself needs additional inputs extensively processed and standardised EO imagery. In order to be able to carry out these procedures most users will need them to be available as a user friendly and closely integrated set of utilities and components, supported by extensive technical backstopping from qualified technicians. VECMAP satisfies these needs, and also ensures that the cost effectiveness is optimised.VECMAP will therefore enhance the planning capabilities, and preparedness for vector borne diseases in both mainland EU as in the overseas territories. Space assets are an essential and indispensible element of two major VECMAP system components. Navigation systems provide the means to efficiently locate and travel to the vector field sampling sites to collect the distribution data that calibrates the statistical distribution models. Earth Observation imagery is needed to construct the statistical models that underlie the distribution maps produced. VECMAP's unique benefit is to offer a "One-Stop-Shop" integrating all the tools needed to produce spatial risk maps from sampling to modelling and data processing and archiving, improving cost effectiveness and providing extensive technical support to the Users. VECMAP will allow more stakeholders to directly produce and evaluate the risk posed by disease vectors and their potential spread. It will also allow existing practitioners to be more cost effective, and extend their activities to new areas or at the least maintain them in an era of declining economic resources. Africa, Disaster risk management, Disease, Early warning, Health, MedicalTitle - URLVECMAP - Services for Mosquito Habitat MappingDemonstration ProjectOngoingDavide CoppolaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Virtual Clinic Direct9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Medical, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAA new paradigm in remote patient rehabilitation The Virtual Clinic Direct service aims to reduce the period of rehabilitation for the patient, minimise the cost of care for the hospital/insurer and reduce levels of complication and readmission. The core objective of the service is to enhance the level of care that can be provided to patients by clinicians, community and support resources, by enabling better informed decisions to be made. A secondary objective is for the average level of patient self-care to increase significantly due to the VCD service. Broader objectives are for new streams of research into fracture management to be developed and for an outcome orientated approach to treatment to be established in Orthopaedic Trauma. The service mainly targets four categories of users: patients suffering from a fracture; clinicians; hospitals; and insurance companies. The service makes use of satellite communications data in order to provide uninterruptible communication and 100% coverage, which is essential to maintain the continuity of the patient experience and to allow the delivery of care. GNSS is also used to facilitate the measurement of patient behavioural compliance with prescribed activity levels. Moreover, geo-spatial data enables the service to dynamically inform stakeholders if appointments are likely to be missed and potential alternatives. Health, MedicalTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intA.T.Kearney https://www.uk.kearney.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Watch Out!Completed, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, Medical, Safety, TIA, Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksESATIASensors for enhanced clinical-grade activity monitoring of elderly people The Watch Out! project aims at providing a clinical-grade tracker for remote gait assessment and proactive fall prevention measures for seniors. It combines existing IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and GNSS hardware, in a wrist-worn format, with never before achieved accuracy. The main users of the service are elderly patients but also their families as well as the healthcare and clinical institutions. The integration of satellite navigation in clinical-grade wearable activity monitoring tracker gives the opportunity to provide health-care professionals with a clinical-grade physical activity assessment remotely in natural conditions. Health, Medical, SafetyTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intGait Up https://gaitup.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
WEBGMS - Web Global Medical SystemCompleted, ESA, Global, Health, ICT, Integrated Applications Project, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, PeoplePeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccinesESATIAA common base of data relevant to any patient in any institution connected to the network The main objective of the Web Global Medical System (WEBGMS) project was the availability of a common base of multimedia data relevant to any patient in any institution connected to the network. Furthermore a package delivery server was used to multicast informative video clips and content from a pharmaceutical firm evaluating the system for commercial use. WEBGMS aimed to immediately promote on the market interactive telecommunications applications based on existing platforms. A virtual community was represented in the pilot base by 35 hospitals in Europe collaborating with scientific associations in the field of Marrow Transplant and Haematology. A telecommunications network and proper software made the patient data available in remote sites enhancing the co-operation between physicians in the different institutions. Roche S.p.A. actively participated in WEBGMS in evaluating the opportunities a pharmaceutical firm can obtain from new technologies. WEBGMS focused on delivering commercially viable services, such as information about new molecules and medicines, collaboration sessions, etc. The underlying idea was that the information collected during the patient contacts with health-care structures is of paramount importance for decisions concerning the future treatment of the patient diseases. Each piece of information must be readily accessible by authorised medical personnel. Medical and paramedical personnel store and retrieve all the relevant data coming from exams, anamnesis, therapy, radiography and any other event relevant to patient contacts with any institute joining the system. Health, ICT, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLWEBGMS - Web Global Medical SystemIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedhealth (@) esa.intKell (Italy); TelespazioThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
WELLACTIVECompleted, Education, ESA, Global, Health, Kick-start Activity, TIA, Tourism, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other statusESATIAOnline platform aimed at wellbeing activities for seniors In Europe, around 75 million people are socially isolated. The ESA-coordinated WELLACTIVE project relies on GNSS and EO satellite data to help elderly people socialize and get involved in leisure activities, reducing their risk of suffering from social isolation. Source: European Union The WELLACTIVE aims to limit on the one side the Elderly assistance costs and on the other side to help Seniors enjoy a better and more active life by socializing and getting involved into fun and challenging leisure outdoor activities. WELLACTIVE provides a unified fitness & leisure platform enabling Seniors to organise and practice outdoor activities that seamlessly combine personalised « physical, intellectual and social » endeavours, adapted in real-time to their «individual abilities» and to «external conditions». The service mainly targets two categories of users: seniors organisations looking to promote their elderly members’ quality of life, and Seniors faced with the challenge of age and eager to engage into “stay fit” wellbeing activities. The service relies on the use of GNSS and satellite EO data enabling geo-localisation, providing itinerary and delivering local weather and air pollution information. Education, Health, TourismTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intCybercultus https://cybercultus.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
YourAirAir pollution, Cities, ESA, Health, Medical, Pollution, Service Demonstration, TIA, Urban, Europe, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESATIAStreet-by-street information on air pollution The YourAir service combines regional air quality forecasts from PROMOTE partners with information on local road traffic patterns. The regional air quality information is important because not all pollution affecting a city actually originates there – studies show that up to half may originate elsewhere. The forecasts include predictions of overall effects on health on an index from one to ten. The YourAir service resolves air pollution down to the scale of individual streets – highest levels are often found along routes with heavy traffic or other pollution sources, so information on street-by-street changes in pollution help vulnerable people make informed choices about their movements. The prototype service covers Central London and Croydon in South London, which is one of the city's largest boroughs by area and the largest by population, with 330 000 inhabitants. Air pollution, Cities, Health, Medical, Pollution, UrbanTitle - URLYourAirService DemonstrationThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope