COLUMBUS, Ohio, 29 Nov. 2013. NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and a provider of private aviation for nearly 50 years, is partnering with Remote Diagnostic Technologies to add a new safety feature to all super midsize and large cabin NetJets Signature Series aircraft by equipping them with the Tempus IC Medical Device.
The Tempus IC lightweight, compact telemedicine device uses the plane’s onboard satellite communication capability to connect to a doctor on the ground in the event of a medical emergency. The device enables trained medical experts to begin helping the crew and passengers within minutes of a medical incident occurring on board, especially in remote areas or on long flights, such as flying over the ocean.
The Tempus device provides real-time video, voice, and clinical grade vital signs, including a diagnostic EKG, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, blood sugar, breath gas, blood oxygen, and respiration levels.
“This kind of control over a medical emergency is paramount when you may only have minutes to act,” says Graham Murphy, RDT CEO. “This exciting technology allows doctors to see exactly what is happening with the patient on the aircraft and help the crew deal with a possible emergency swiftly and based on medical fact.”
The Signature Series Bombardier Global 5000 and 6000 and Challenger 350 and 605 aircraft, both in the U.S. and Europe, will all be equipped with the Tempus device as these are the Signature Series aircraft most likely to perform long-range flights within remote airspace.