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Public Health & Associations

News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Printing lightweight, flexible, and functional materials

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Photo: Printhead [22/09/2015] 3D printing is revolutionizing the production of lightweight structures, soft robots and flexible electronics, but the technology struggles with complex, multimaterial integration. Printing lightweight, flexible, and functional materials - Read more

QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia

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Photo: Elderly man throwing a football [21/09/2015] People with dementia exhibit many far-reaching changes of conduct. Embarrassment, fear, and reduced orientation ability decrease their degree of independence and social inclusion. The QuartrBack project coordinated by the Evangelische Heimstiftung now combines volunteer work with technologies for location, monitoring, information, and professional care.QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia - Read more

Reminders keep TB patients on track with medication

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Graphic: Smart phone showing an alarm icon [17/09/2015] Giving electronic reminders to tuberculosis (TB) patients in China can reduce the amount of medication doses they miss by half, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.Reminders keep TB patients on track with medication - Read more

Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound?

Photo: Preview picture of video Hypertension burdens the whole body: It damages blood vessels and by this threatens the eyes, the kidneys, the heart and the brain, among others. It can often be controlled by taking medication, but not in all patients. Surgical procedures can be a possible solution for them.Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound? - Read more

Inventing a healthier future

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Photo: Hand drawing with a pencil [10/09/2015] Innovation in medical technologies is booming. That is why MEDICA attracts such huge audiences each year, and an increasing number of exhibitors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. With more of us living longer, the market for healthcare appliances has ever greater potential.Inventing a healthier future - Read more

Adaptify: Flexible games to support physiotherapy and rehabilitation

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Photo: Older man and physical therapist during exercise [08/09/2015] Personalized approaches in medicine are very popular. Treatment with customized therapies is intended to achieve better results and be less stressful on the patients. This could soon also be the case for physiotherapy and rehabilitation since every person is not just different - he also moves differently.Adaptify: Flexible games to support physiotherapy and rehabilitation - Read more

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

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Photo: Prototype of the magnetic field human body communication [02/09/2015] A new technique could pave the way for ultra low power and high-security wireless communication systems. Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Wearables and apps: insecure connections, careless users

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[01/09/2015] They are exciting for enthusiasts of the "quantified self" movement and extremely useful for athletes: wearables that measure and store numerous body parameters and enable long-term data analysis. Yet, for their use in medicine and rehabilitation, manufacturer and user both need to ask themselves how safe the devices actually are.Wearables and apps: insecure connections, careless users - Read more

NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans

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Photo: A calibration phantom in a PET scanner [03/08/2015] Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first calibration system for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners directly tied to national measurement standards.NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans - Read more

 
 

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