May 19, 2023

Luxsonic moves on to Stage 2 of the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge

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In April 2023, it was announced that Luxsonic is moving on to the second stage of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)’s Deep Space Healthcare Challenge! Read more about the challenge below:

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Impact Canada are running the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge, a competition to develop new diagnostic and detection technologies for remote communities in Canada and crews on deep-space missions.

About the challenge

Canadians living in remote, medically isolated areas – far from hospitals, clinics, and typical points of medical care – grapple with many of the same healthcare challenges that await crews heading to deep-space destinations. In the face of limited supplies and access to help, both of those populations need innovative and sustainable solutions to medical care that increase autonomy.

In collaboration with Impact Canada, the CSA is running the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge, which seeks to create new detection and diagnostic technologies that will help support front-line workers in remote communities in Canada and crews on deep-space missions.

CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques describes the challenges of remote healthcare delivery, and sheds light on how technologies developed in Canada could help improve healthcare on Earth and during deep-space missions. (Credits: CSA, NASA, Canadian Armed Forces / Department of National Defence)

Who was eligible to participate?

The Deep Space Healthcare Challenge called Canadian innovators to submit a design concept for their remote healthcare technology by February 1, 2022.

The following groups were eligible to participate in the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge:

  • A business or other for-profit organization incorporated in Canada;
  • A not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada;
  • An Indigenous organization or group located in Canada;
  • A post-secondary institution located in Canada;
  • An individual or a group of individuals based in Canada.

Original information from Canadian Space Agency / Government of Canada.

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