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NASA Seeking: Multifunctional Integrated Medical Device- IMage of Earth and Mars and glowing icons of many healthcare devices in space

The Exploration Medical Integrated Product Team (XMIPT) at NASA is seeking solutions to increase the mass, power, and volume efficiency of its exploration medical system. NASA seeks to better utilize mass and volume onboard future missions, particularly lengthy missions to Mars.  To address this concern with regards to the health and safety of crew, it is desired to reduce the total number of medical devices/implements onboard by incorporating medical devices with a plurality of functions.  Medical functions of interest include, but are not limited to, basic vital signs monitoring, ultrasound, and laryngoscopy.


Devices should:

  • Monitor vital signs, examples include (but are not limited to):
    • Pulse oximetry – SpO2, SpCO
    • Temperature
    • Heart rate
    • Blood pressure
  • Incorporate secure video and audio communication
  • Incorporate higher functions, examples include (but are not limited to):
    • Ultrasound
    • ECG
    • Defibrillation
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Visual acuity
    • Otoscope
  • Ideally be FDA approved as medical devices


Possible Solution Areas include

(but are not limited to):

  • Military medicine
  • Emergency services
  • Telemedicine
  • Remote health monitoring


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Photo Credits

Laryngoscope by Eucalyp from NounProject.com

Ecg by Vectors Market from NounProject.com

Sphygmomanometer by H Alberto Gongora from NounProject.com

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter by Jongrak from NounProject.com

Heart Rate by Humam from NounProject.com

Thermometer by Humam from NounProject.com

Heart Rate by Eucalyp from NounProject.com

Otoscope by Humam from NounProject.com

Image of Mars by WikiImages from Pixabay

Image of Earth by WikiImages from Pixabay

Image of starfield by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay

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