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Telemedicine

  • Scott C. Simmons
  • Douglas R. Hamilton
  • P. Vernon McDonald

The ISS and future planetary exploration-class missions (e.g., to Mars) will require the incorporation of contemporary telemedicine concepts and technology, tempered by the resource restraints and operational realities of space medicine. This chapter provides an understanding of current telemedicine theory and applications, a historical perspective of space telemedicine, and a prospective view of telemedicine for the ISS and beyond.

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Space Shuttle Joint Photographic Expert Group Space Medicine Biomedical Result Telemedicine Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott C. Simmons
    • 1
  • Douglas R. Hamilton
    • 2
  • P. Vernon McDonald
    • 3
  1. 1.The Telemedicine Center, Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Wyle LaboratoriesHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Commercial Human Space FlightWyle LaboratoriesHoustonUSA

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