September 1, 2016

Imagine a doctor trying to perform a life saving medical procedure in the middle of the wilderness. That’s what it’s like tackling medical emergencies in deep space.

It’s an issue that’s become the focus of Tom Doyle’s research. The McMaster Electrical and Computer Engineering professor and Director of the McMaster eHealth Program is among a team of experts working with NASA to determine what medial training and technology astronauts need to save a life in space.

As missions to space become longer, the need for diagnosis and treatment of trauma and major illness in astronauts is becoming more acute…

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