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Irish projects using space technology respond to Covid-19

Written by Robert McHugh, on 24th Nov 2020. Posted in Technology

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It was announced today that Skytek and PMD Solutions (in partnership with Beaumont Hospital) were recently awarded contracts by the European Space Agency (ESA) for cutting edge-projects.  
 
The successful projects comprise a virtual command and control centre, which will streamline and support effective emergency response, and wearable technology that will support remote monitoring of patient health using satellite technology.

These projects are supported through the Irish Government’s investment in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) programme in advanced communications satellite technologies and systems (ARTES). 
 
Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English said, "I am very pleased to see further examples of Irish technology companies leading the way in developing innovative technologies to help mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It shows how Ireland’s investment in ESA is supporting Irish companies to develop solutions that make a real difference to our lives."

He added, "These projects also clearly demonstrate how space technology can deliver tangible solutions to current and emerging challenges, including our global fight against the pandemic."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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