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This month of August 2022武漢Wuhan University People’s Hospital – Wuhan, China People’s Republic of China this month Announcement of The world’s first medical remote sensing satellite is scheduled to be launched in 2023 to serve the fields of infectious disease traceability and other fields …..

The world’s first medical remote sensing satellite will be launched in 2023 According to Wuhan University People’s Hospital, the world’s first dedicated remote sensing satellite for health research – “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Health” medical remote sensing satellite (Luojia No. 4 01 satellite) It will launch in August 2023. The designed payload of the satellite is about 50kg, equipped with visible light hyperspectral cameras, ultraviolet cameras, etc., focusing on China, taking into account neighbouring countries, and detecting environmental factors that affect human health.

​​ In the vast space, a new satellite will be added next year, which will also be the world’s first medical remote sensing satellite. On August 16, the reporter learned from the press conference of Wuhan University People’s Hospital that the world’s first dedicated remote sensing satellite in the field of health research “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Health” medical remote sensing satellite (Luojia No. 4 01) will be launched in 2023. It was launched into space on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the hospital. The satellite will empower environmental health and smart medical research with remote sensing technology, and help healthy China with integrated innovation

The world’s first medical remote sensing satellite is a strategic cooperation between the Wuhan University People’s Hospital (Hubei Provincial People’s Hospital) and the State Key Laboratory of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing Information Engineering of Wuhan University and the Institute of Astronautical Science and Technology in April this year to jointly establish the world’s first satellite. After the Medical Remote Sensing Information Research Institute “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Medical Remote Sensing Information Research Institute”, “Remote Sensing + Medicine” launched the first major integrated technological innovation.

Gong Jianya, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, dean of the Institute of Aerospace Science and Technology of Wuhan University, and dean of the Institute of Medical Remote Sensing Information of the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University, attended the press conference. He introduced that among the nine major social services (health, disasters, forests, energy, water, climate, agriculture, ecology, and oceans) formulated by the Earth Observation Organization GEO released the “GEOSS Global Earth Observation System”, the only one missing is the health field. The dedicated remote sensing monitoring satellites, which limit the further cross-integration of medical and remote sensing information fields at the data source.

According to Academician Gong Jianya, the medical remote sensing satellite “Hunan University People’s Hospital Health” (Luojia 4 01) is the world’s first dedicated “remote sensing + health” satellite. The designed payload of the satellite is about 50kg. It is equipped with visible light hyperspectral cameras, ultraviolet cameras, etc., and has multiple modes such as hyperspectral, low-light, and ultraviolet. It has the advantages of integrated design, wide imaging range, multiple working modes, and fast image acquisition. Focusing on China, taking into account neighboring countries, and detecting environmental factors that affect human health.

It is reported that the R&D team of the medical remote sensing satellite (Luojia No. 4 01 satellite) of the “Hunan University People’s Hospital Health” has the full-link capability of “development, testing, scheduling, and processing” and the international leading multi-mode optical system development capability. The development will be completed within 12 months, and it is expected to leave the factory in August 2023 and launch before October.

Academician Gong Jianya introduced that for the national needs and the frontiers of disciplines in environmental health remote sensing monitoring, the establishment of the “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Health Number Multi-source Remote Sensing Micro-nano Satellite” system for environmental health monitoring, and the development of a multi-sensor payload satellite platform will target the impact of human beings. A healthy “water-soil-air” environmental element detection design load and selection of bands, breaking through the key technologies of hyperspectral environmental remote sensing intelligent high-precision inversion monitoring, improving remote sensing monitoring capabilities in the field of global health research, and linking health, population and environmental data , to evaluate and quantify the relationship between health-related variables and environmental risk factors at different geographic scales, and to carry out demonstrations of medical remote sensing applications to protect people’s health.

Wan Honghui, Secretary of the Party Committee of the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University, introduced that the Institute of Medical Remote Sensing Information has established a preliminary blueprint for the development of “remote sensing information + modern medicine”, spatiotemporal big data is used to build a digital twin smart hospital, environmental remote sensing and health GIS big data analysis Other related research and practice have already begun. As an important symbol of the integrated, innovative and high-quality development of Wuhan University People’s Hospital and an important part of the centennial celebration activities, the “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Health Number” medical remote sensing satellite will fuel a healthy China.

Wang Gaohua, Dean of the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University, introduced that, based on the integration requirements of medical treatment and remote sensing, in vivo microspace modeling and lesion identification, in vivo microspace medical equipment positioning, health GIS (geographic information system), medical image intelligent interpretation and other cutting-edge fields, It is the leading direction of the Institute of Medical Remote Sensing Information. “Wuhan University People’s Hospital Health Number” medical remote sensing satellite will be used to detect environmental factors that affect human health, and serve medical science such as infectious disease traceability, endemic disease analysis, health and longevity factor monitoring, post-disaster epidemic prevention and control, and public disease transmission and prevention. In the field of remote sensing applications, it also deeply integrates the frontiers of remote sensing observation, information mining, medical diagnosis, disease prevention and control, and spatiotemporal analysis to explore new ways to serve people’s health.

Li Deren, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and honorary dean of the Institute of Medical Remote Sensing Information of Wuhan University People’s Hospital, said that remote sensing information technology has great potential in the medical field. “Remote sensing uses scientific methods to diagnose surface features, while medicine uses scientific methods to diagnose organs and body surface features. The two are closely related.” Remote sensing technology combined with computer information technology can upgrade the human eye with limited visual resolution for doctors to “golden eyes” And “clairvoyance”, many medical operation techniques such as cardiac interventional surgery can be successfully completed with the help of remote sensing three-dimensional positioning system. For doctors, the “blessing” of remote sensing information technology can avoid accidental injury and serious complications to nerves and blood vessels during surgery, and achieve clearer, more accurate, and more efficient individual diagnosis and treatment. For the prevention and control of infectious diseases, it can accurately assist epidemic prevention and control and epidemiological investigations, find out the impact of environmental factors on health, and effectively improve the level of disease prevention and diagnosis. Medicine and remote sensing work hand in hand and combine powerful forces to produce world-class integrated innovations that are expected to solve more “stuck neck” life and health problems.

Wuhan University People’s Hospital was founded in 1923 by Chen Yucang, an early Communist Party member and a medical doctor. It is the first government-run public hospital in Hubei. It is the first batch of third-class first-class hospitals in the country, a key window hospital built by the Hubei Provincial People’s Government, a national civilized unit, a national advanced unit for spiritual civilization construction, a national May 1st labor award group, and a national advanced group for fighting against the new crown pneumonia epidemic. In 2020, it ranks 11th in the country in the comprehensive ranking of Chinese hospitals’ influence. In 2020, China’s science and technology value ranks among the top 20 in the country, and science and technology output ranks 3rd among national hospitals.

In the new journey to welcome the centennial anniversary in 2023, Wuhan University People’s Hospital focuses on the “four aspects”, thoroughly implements the national innovation-driven development strategy and the strategic deployment of healthy China, and attaches great importance to promoting the development of people’s health through scientific and technological innovation. A series of heavy “combination punches” of reform and innovation: held a symposium for outstanding innovation contributions with the highest standards, and the 12 million yuan award encouraged the hospital innovation team to continuously forge ahead and forge ahead in key areas facing people’s lives and health; through “internal reforms” , established five “hospitals and hospitals”, including cardiovascular hospital, neuropsychiatric hospital, eye, ear, nose and throat hospital, digestive hospital, and urology and nephrology hospital. Accurate and convenient health care services; through “opening to the outside world”, close exchanges and cooperation with relevant colleges of Wuhan University, the establishment of the Institute of Medicine and Physics, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, the Institute of Public Health, the Institute of Medical Remote Sensing Information, and the Research of Medical Artificial Intelligence Cross-integration innovation platforms such as hospitals, medical-industrial integration research institutes, etc., promote the integration of disciplines, and use the advantages of high-end talent and technology to tackle clinical problems that urgently need to be solved.

The press conference also released the centennial logo of the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University. The logo integrates the hospital’s century-old red genes and a century of struggle. At the same time, the phoenix totem in Chu culture indicates that the People’s Hospital is in a new historical journey of high-quality development. The whole logo is atmospheric and agile, implying that the cadres and workers of the People’s Hospital are an important historical node in the century of construction of the hospital, further integrating interdisciplinary talents and resources, oriented by clinical needs, using cross-integration as the method, and promoting health as the purpose, With the goal of being world-class, the hospital innovation team is encouraged to forge ahead and forge ahead in the key areas facing people’s life and health, to forge ahead towards the goal of building a world-class hospital, to be a practitioner and leader of a healthy China, and to be a better life for the people creator and guardian.

At the same time, the reporter learned from the press conference that from now on, Wuhan University People’s Hospital will also carry out the activities of “Welcome the Centennial Celebration • Going down to the grass-roots level to observe the people’s feelings, solve the people’s worries and warm the people’s hearts”, including hundreds of red medical teams going to the grass-roots level, Hundreds of party members helped to monitor the people’s sentiments, 100 high-quality medical and nursing services warmed the hearts of the people, and 100 experts cloud-based diagnosis and treatment solved the people’s worries, etc. The activity focuses on public welfare and health services, and at the same time highlights the unique cultural characteristics of Wuhan University People’s Hospital (Hubei Provincial People’s Hospital), as a century-old red hospital and the first public hospital in Hubei, leading high-quality development with high-quality party building.

通讯员:杨岑 胡弘

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