Patients Under Satellite Surveillance

Patients Under Satellite SurveillanceAstrium, a leading European space company, promotes a webpage where benefits of space have already come down to earth. A rural southwest France Tibiran-Jaunac nursing home has operational satellite service able to monitor Alzheimer or “behavior disordered” patients by satellite feed. A quick survey of satellite project’s webpage at Astrium website reveals, “The tested communication system comprises a … broadband access point via satellite, coupled with a wireless network to enable the various medical systems to interconnect and be able to communicate their data to a remote medical station, the office of the coordinating doctor or an emergency ambulance centre. A modified nurse’s trolley, equipped with a complete set of medical instruments, can transfer the collected data on demand to each patient’s GP (General Practitioner)…” Big Brother draws the circle closer with every passing day!

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