Ethiad Airways have just announced that it will introduce and install
health monitoring systems on long haul aircraft that will allow remote medical
teams monitor the vital signs of passengers who show signs of sickness.
The full media release from Etihad Airways can be read below:
Etihad Airways will install new state-of-the-art technology on its long
and ultra long haul aircraft which can monitor the condition of passengers who
display signs of sickness that might require immediate medical attention.
The “Tempus IC” system allows cabin crew to gather vital information about
a passenger’s health quickly and efficiently. The data covers a wide range of the
passenger’s ‘vital signs’ including blood pressure and an electrocardiogram. It
also allows the crew to take photo imagery.
That information is then transmitted to a medical team of global experts
specialised in assistance in in-flight medical contingencies. Following their
advice the crew will take a decision about what to do next for the passenger
and the flight.
Richard Hill, Etihad Airways’ chief operations officer, said: “Passenger welfare and safety is of the
utmost importance to Etihad Airways and the introduction of the Tempus IC
system will ensure that when medical emergencies do occur they are evaluated
helps ensure that the passenger can receive the appropriate treatment when the
aircraft lands, whether this is as a diversion or at its final destination.”
Etihad will introduce the Tempus IC technology, designed and
manufactured by UK-based RDT, on its A340 and Boeing 777 aircraft and then
subsequently across the remaining long and ultra long haul fleet.
Fever, Commercial Aviation Sales Director RDT, said: “We are delighted that Etihad has
chosen RDT ‘s Tempus on-board telemedicine technology.
know from our existing Tempus customers and the in-flight trials with Etihad cabin
crew that Tempus technology, with its unique ease-of-use help screens and
features, makes a significant difference to quality and speed of on-board