goods, tourism products, and cultural and literary products and services on PEI and elsewhere. The study tests the capacity of the information technology infrastructure on PEI, the availability of creative and highly trained designers and marketers, and the handling of security, quality, and intellectual property issues.
The wind energy business generates $1 billion in revenues worldwide, with products ranging from 300 watt battery chargers to huge, high technology one-megawatt machines in large arrays. The vanguard enterprise would produce small machines in the range up to 15,000 watts for an off-Island, non-grid connected market, particularly remote Canadian territories and islands and for developing countries. The study tests the capability of PEI to compete in a sophisticated design and manufacturing industry for foreign and distant markets, taking advantage of the existing wind energy test site and the services offered at the Slemon Industrial Park.
Telemedicine is the use of electronic information and communications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants. Various telemedicine services are becoming widely and even routinely used where there is disparity in the health services available to remote or disadvantaged populations. The service discussed for PEI would establish facilities at the seven hospitals and provide clinical consultation service and continuing medical education. Specifically, regularly scheduled consultation clinics would be offered in rural areas in selected specialties, such as cardiology, dermatology, allergy, endocrinology, and psychiatry, plus a series of medical education courses made available to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Other lectures would be offered for patient education on diabetes, weight loss, smoking addiction, and other topics. The study explored the capability of the telecommunications infrastructure and the receptivity of professional service providers to technological innovation in their areas.