What is ‘holoportation’, being tested by Nasa to provide astronauts with medical care?


Holoportation should make it possible to virtually send doctors to the International Space Station. — AFP Relaxnews

A level up from telemedicine, used by many ordinary people, particularly during the pandemic, is holoportation. A combination of the words ‘teleportation’ and ‘hologram’, the concept was tested for the first time last fall by NASA to virtually “send” doctors into space with an ISS crew.

Holoportation is a technology that Nasa developed and first tested last October. The space agency succeeded in virtually “teleporting” doctors to the International Space Station. In concrete terms, Dr Josef Schmid and his team were able to virtually step on board the ISS without physically leaving Earth.

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