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Connected Care Medical Module (C2M2)

In 2022, Lunar Medical was awarded a $2,000,000 contract by the Canadian Space Agency to develop the Connected Care Medical Module (C2M2).  


The C2M2 is a deployable, integrated digital care suite for rural and remote communities and a model for healthcare delivery in spaceflight.  With the ability to support and integrate a variety of biosensors, medical imaging devices, and peripheral laboratory capabilities, the C2M2 is a prototype for a veritable hospital-in-space.  The Lunar Medical C2M2 incorporates an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to aid in diagnostic and treatment decision making.

In late 2023, Lunar Medical's C2M2 was successfully delivered to the Canadian Space Agency's headquarters in St. Hubert, Quebec for demonstration and testing.  It now serves as the centrepiece of CSA's Health Beyond MoonBase. MoonBase is a state-of-the-art test facility for demonstrating and testing advanced space technologies. To date, Lunar Medical's C2M2 has been showcased to current and retired CSA astronauts, the Internatioanl Gateway Utilization Committee Panel (GUCP), and CSA and governmental leadership.

Above: CSA Health Beyond Initiative lead Dr. Annie Martin seen demonstrating the Lunar Medical C2M2 toThe Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry; CSA Astronauts Jenni Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk, visiting students, and CSA President Lisa Campbell at CSA Headquarters in November, 2023.

Advanced Crew Medical System - Beyond Low Earth Orbit (BLEO) Mission Contribution Study 

In 2016, Lunar Medical completed the detailed design of a prototype Advanced Crew Medical System (ACMS) for the Canadian Space Agency.  ACMS is an ambitious comprehensive medical support system for spaceflight. This project was led by LMI with the help of a consortium of  Subject Matter Experts and industrial subcontractors MDA of Brampton, Ontario and GlobVision of Montreal, Quebec.

The ACMS will support all medical care for a crew aboard a long duration spaceflight mission to destinations to the moon, Mars and beyond.  Planned missions to the lunar surface, and even farther destinations such as asteroids and Mars, ose unique medical challenges.  Return to Earth will take weeks or months, and in the case of Mars  an early return home in the event of illness may simply not be an option. Crews will be required to monitor and maintain health through the mission, and they treat sickness and injury millions of kilometers from home, at times with minimal or significantly time-delayed communications with Earth; the ACMS is designed to help them do just that.  

Work on ACMS was funded under the Canadian Space Agency's Space Contract No. 52/7013323, Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Leo) Exploration Mission Contribution Study: Advanced Crew Medical System (ACMS).

Synthetic Intelligence for Medical Assessment and Treatment (SIMAT)

This project, funded under the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP),  laid the foundation for a synthetic cognitive decision support system for medical diagnostics during spaceflight, and will involve an initial validation of that system. The Synthetic Intelligence for Medical Assessment and Treatment (SIMAT) will simulate human cognitive diagnosis through the application of decision algorithms, statistical analysis, pattern recognition, and machine learning. 

Fully developed, SIMAT will assist Crew Medical Officers in analyzing an ailing crewmember’s medical symptoms and forming diagnoses. This technology will be critical for future long duration, exploration-class missions where communication with the Earth is delayed due to the vast distances involved.  It will also support medical operations when communication with Mission Control is interrupted, or in circumstances where a medically trained astronaut is unavailable or unable to respond.

(SIMAT wass funded under the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP) ,  Development of an Artificial Cognitive System to Support Medical Diagnostics in Long Duration Spaceflight and Related Terrestrial Applications (2018-2020)).

Personality and social modelling of proactive deterrence with Bayesian graphical networks

LMI is applying our expertise in AI to model global international relations at multiple levels of abstraction. Designed to inform policy and strategies to proactively deter state and non-state aggression, this project explores  leader, national, and state level inputs in a comprehensive probabilistic computer model.   More information on the Department of National Defence's Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program can be found following this link: IDEaS.

BONES - A Biomedical Onboard Network and Expert System

BONES is an Artificial Intelligence medical decision support concept  to provide 1) Diagnostic and Treatment support to Crew Medical Officers (CMOs) and crewmembers, and 2) Health State Monitoring and Early Onset Detection.  Through monitoring, surveillance and diagnosis support, this system would detect illness and performance decrements early, lead to earlier interventions, and support crewmembers returning to healthy and effective performance levels more quickly.

(BONES was funded under the Canadian Space Agency's Technology Concept Studies initiative , Contract No. 9F063-180462/002/MTB).

AstroSim: A spaceflight human patient simulator and training framework for advanced crew medical skills maintenance

AstroSim provides a comprehensive simulation system for preflight training, evaluation, and technology assessment, along with the capability to inform medical system design for future long-duration spaceflight.

(AstroSim was funded under the Canadian Space Agency's Technology Concept Studies initiative , Contract No. 9F063-180463/008/MTB).

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