A remote ultrasound system developed by a team of Wyle and NASA specialists has recently entered the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
The device was created to help non-physician astronauts perform remotely guided diagnostic procedures and transmit medical data from space, according to a company statement.
Genie Bopp, vice president at Wyle’s science, technology and engineering group, said the technology may be used for future research and missions in space medicine.
The team developed remote guidance techniques and tested the system on a variety of imaging sessions on board the International Space Station.
During the tests, the technology helped grounded medical experts receive and analyze diagnostic images from the ISS through a downlink channel.
“It also holds great promise for a large segment of the world’s population that has no access to specialized imaging expertise,” Bopp said.
Wyle earned an organizational commendation for its work in creating the ultrasound system.
The team collaborated with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit to develop technology-based methods for transmitting scan results over long distances on Earth.