Now more than ever, technologies that were designed and developed for space use are now extending their impact back on Earth especially in the healthcare field. From wearable technology, satellite data, to mobile laboratories — space technology is bridging the gap between various health inequities such as access to medical care and vaccines.
According to Asrar, et al. “Space assets are now supporting COVID-19 pandemic efforts but have the potential to serve an even greater role in enhancing the monitoring and mitigation of COVID-19, and in the preparedness and prevention of future pandemics. Potential areas include tele-epidemiology, virtual care, space spinoffs, supporting One Health approaches and mental health.”
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