Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (Star) has announced its long-term agreement with AMS Heli Design (AMS) of Denison, Texas, that will see the STAR-ISAMM System integrated into AMS’ emergency medical services (EMS) kit, before being sold within the US and Canadian helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) market.
AMS is a HEMS interior provider, specialising in air ambulance configuration, and the new STAR-ISAM system that will soon be available interfaces with existing bio-medical equipment onboard a medical evacuation and transport helicopter or airplane. It securely transmits the patients’ vital signs and other critical information directly to receiving hospital physicians through SATCOM or GSM, while at the same time providing tracking and location of the vehicle. These data services allow early patient assessment and initiation of the best possible care plan, well before the patient arrives at the facility.
Andrea Girolin, CEO at AMS said: “Our vision is to support customers with EMS interiors; meeting their operational requirements using new technologies and materials, being light weight, solid, safe and durable.”
The STAR-ISAM System is the result of the combined efforts of both the company’s internal R&D department and those of its Montreal subsidiary, STAR-ISONEO INC. and is an application of the company’s patented STAR-ISMS technology.
Head of Corporate Development at Star J-L Larmor commented on the collaboration: “Star has now a unique and leading position in the HEMS sector, being able to not only provide Airborne Data Services to the aerospace industry, but expanding our breadth to serve the EMS sector by providing medical data services. Both AMS and Star are excited about being world leaders in providing the best health care for EMS patients.”