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AZ Tech Beat | September 17, 2019

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Tracking an astronaut’s health has gone mobile

Tracking an astronaut’s health has gone mobile
Ryan Loebe

Scottsdale’s Modulus Global, Inc., a provider of advanced technology products and services, announced that their custom-made scientific charting technology for NASA Mission Operations will be used on the International Space Station (ISS) to process and display high-frequency telemetry and health data from crew members-and can all be monitored through a tablet.

Since 1997 Modulus’ has catered to the financial side of businesses by aggregating, organizing and charting large amounts of unstructured data points to be used for decision making, but plans to use this new partnership with NASA as a stepping stone into more markets that can utilize their software for tracking health.

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NASA-1277028304236As part of the architecture for this software program, NASA required a high-frequency solution to process and display up to a half a billion data points every second and stream to mobile devices. Modulus’ software allows NASA Mission Control to analyze their crew member’s health data in real-time from the ISS via satellite link.

The project marks the first time in aerospace industry history that such a large amount of high-frequency, real-time data has been streamed to a mobile device and displayed graphically.

“NASA came to Modulus in 2014 requesting a high-frequency solution after having tried all other available options in the marketplace. We are pleased to announce that the project was a great success,” said Richard Gardner, CEO of Modulus Global, Inc.

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The NASA project adds to the company’s portfolio of computationally intense, highly scalable, client-server mobile applications.

“Modulus is excited to continue to push the envelope from ‘what is’ to ‘what’s possible,'” Gardner said. “We’re going to look back on 2015 as the year the world stopped looking at Modulus as a leader in the financial tech space and started looking at our company as a full-fledged global technology leader, fully capable of supporting the most advanced and complex projects across a broad range of industries.”

Gardner said that Modulus plans to hire 10 new developers with a background in artificial intelligence for their Scottsdale office.

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Contributions and graphics courtesy of Modulus