In-Flight Medical ‘Briefcase’

As reported on Slashdot and originally on the BBC: ‘…On average one plane a day has to make an unscheduled landing somewhere around the world because a passenger has fallen ill and requires medical treatment. In two minutes you have a complete examination of the patient. Not only is this highly inconvenient for other passengers, it costs an industry already struggling to cope with turbulent times a great deal of money – $50,000 to $100,000 per diversion Airbus, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, has come up with a solution – an on-board, satellite-connected medical briefcase…’

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