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Lufthansa Brings Telemedicine Onboard Flights


As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur.

In case of on-board medical emergencies, the intuitive system will allow flight attendants without cardiological expertise to record an ECG for passengers and send the test results directly to a medical hotline on the ground.

The system had initially been tested in 2018 on the A380 fleet and now, it will be available for medical emergencies on all long-haul aircraft within the Lufthansa fleet.

The mobile ECG system consists of an app on the flight attendant’s Cabin Mobile Device (mini iPad) and a small bag with an ECG cable and four disposable electrodes. If a passenger complains of heart trouble, the system can record an ECG in a few short steps.

This data is transferred from the app to the medical hotline of International SOS. This Lufthansa partner can be contacted by pilots and pursers 24/7 in case of medical questions.

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