There is special synergy between NASA space instruments and medical devices, especially those that may be implanted in the human body. For example, in both cases instruments have to be small, typically have to consume little power and often have to operate in harsh environments. JPL has a long history in using this synergy to leverage from the technology developed for space missions for application in medical fields. In this talk, we discuss the general overlap of technological requirements in the medical field and space science. We will highlight some examples where JPL instrumentation and engineering has been transferred successfully.
Jakob van Zyl, "NASA-JPL overview, space technology and relevance to medicine (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10194, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX, 1019429 (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 13, 2017; Published: 12 June 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264007.5459357431001.
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