During their ascent, the Medical Operations Team will be providing medical care to the expedition & climbers from other expeditions in need of emergency medical management.
Furthermore, the team will be making an attempt for the summit all the while focused on the following activities:
– Study human performance & remote medical operations in one of the world’s most extreme environments.
– Medical research on cardio-pulmonary, & brain function at high altitude.
– Real-time exploration medical operations management.
– Telepresence guidance & interpretation of heart, lung & brain scans on expedition team climbers Summit Mount Everest.
Store & Forward Transmission of:
– Echocardiogram colour doppler videos & stills on climbing team following changes in cardio-pulmonary pressures with ascent
Canadian Everest 2008 team has successful test of satellite communications hardware, video conferencing, and realtime echocardiography!
– Echocardiogram, & ultrasound imaging of lung tissue on sick climbers with High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
– Intracranial pressure data from the climbers during ascent using ultrasound imaging of the optic nerve disc
– Blood oxygen saturation, Blood pressure, HR data on climbers
– Everest mission sortie climbing video
– Realtime scanning with CSA & Ottawa Heart Institute from Mt. Everest Schedule 2-3 realtime pulmonary & echocardiogram sessions over 2 month period
Allow remote telepresence assessment & mentoring from Mission control hub & consulting partner institutions