SCOTTY have announced ASYSTED; advanced system for tele-guidance in diagnostics. This system allows ultrasound images to be transmitted from field staff to specialists. By using satellite communications, no infrastructure is needed, making the system suitable for remote locations, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance and military field operations.
Developed by SCOTTY and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the ASYSTED system builds on SCOTTY’s satellite communications capability and their experience with remote medicine.
Ultrasound video is transmitted at low bandwidth over portable satellite units. Remote specialists can provide guidance to field staff and recorded DICOM data can be used by the specialist for further diagnosis.
This capability is the latest in a series of solutions SCOTTY are able to provide to support remote medicine. DLR (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft – und Raumfahrt e. V.), the German Aerospace Centre, is a long time user of SCOTTY equipment. Applications include support for the German military, and the International Space Station. For more information please contact us at [email protected]