Via the Iridium satellite network, the ISAT-200A-07 ensures medical data transmission and telemedicine from any point on earth, even in difficult weather events.
SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom) for the aerospace industry, announced today that Alidaunia SRL (Alidaunia), a leading Italian provider of air ambulance, charter and passenger services, has acquired medical data transmission and telemedicine from SKYTRAC has activated Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters on board its fleet.
In 2019, Alidaunia began utilizing SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A-07 to enable real-time health and utilization monitoring (HUMS) and automated data offloading to streamline their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and civil defense operations. Subsequently, Alidaunia became the official distributor and installer of SKYTRAC’s industry-leading satcom hardware on Leonardo aircraft. Alidaunia and SKYTRAC enabled the transmission of medical data and telemedicine functions on board their helicopter fleet via satellite and cellular connections.
With this new capability, Alidaunia’s Air Medical Crew can stream real-time patient vital signs from onboard medical devices and live stream video via Google Glasses, giving remote doctors an accurate insight into dynamically changing patient conditions. Physicians can also access 12-lead ECG reports prior to patient arrival, saving valuable preparation time.
“Remote doctors and receiving hospitals no longer need to rely on voice communications to get an idea of the patient’s condition during the flight.” says Jan van der Heul, Vice President Sales and Marketing at SKYTRAC. “The transmission of medical data and live streaming video represents a significant technological advancement that enables rapid, informed decision-making that ultimately improves patient care.”
The innovative capabilities are made possible by the multifunctional ISAT-200A-07, complemented by the Dynamic Air Link 200 (DAL-200), which allows patient data to be transmitted when a cellular connection is available. When a cellular connection is unavailable, SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A-07 encrypts and transmits secure medical data via satellite link. Via the Iridium satellite network, the ISAT-200A-07 ensures medical data transmission and telemedicine from any point on earth, even in difficult weather events.
“We founded Alidaunia almost 50 years ago to serve the community of southern Italy and we continue to invest in innovative technologies in search of the best service, quality and safety.” says Vincenzo Pucillo, Chief Operating Officer at Alidaunia. “SKYTRAC’s EMS solution gives our remote team unprecedented insight into in-flight circumstances to better assist flight crew with life-saving patient care. We see this project as a revolutionary step forward for the entire HEMS industry.”
SKYTRAC and Alidaunia will showcase this capability at AirMed World Congress 2022 on June 28 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.