Satellite solutions can make all the difference to the efficiency of telemedicine. With this in mind, ESA is preparing a European telemedicine via satellite programme which will be of direct benefit to the healthcare community.
The Canadian Coast Guard has selected the Canadian company Telesat to enable ship to shore communications via satellite. This represents the second commercial phase for the highly successful ESA Telecom supported project Marine eCommerce Applications (MeCA).
The results of the ESA supported study 'Market and Regulatory Study for telemedicine via satellite' have been reported. The study provides a comprehensive analysis of the market potential in Europe and Canada for telemedicine services based on satellite communication technologies as well as insight into the legal and regulatory barriers.