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Rehabilitation: relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on the U.S. patented and licensed iStride Device, formerly the Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS), with results just published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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Prosthesis: new lease of life thanks to new aorta
Patients with the rare Loeys-Dietz syndrome suffer from aortic enlargement which may result in sudden over-expansion and a fatal aortic tear. In order to prevent this from happening, an aortic prosthesis must be implanted.
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Bacteriology: structures can be tapped to deliver drugs
Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine animals, and could be modified as a novel drug delivery tool for future vaccines and cancer care.
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Retina: areas change in mild Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have identified changes in retinal layer thickness, inflammation or thinning in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease, confirming that the retina is one of the most important biomarkers for early diagnosis of the disease.
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Imaging: revolutionizing cancer surgery
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention at the University of Waterloo to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
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Commodities: needle-free flu vaccine patch
A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects, according to a study. Though the research is in the early stages, it's an important step toward a technology that could replace needle-based vaccination methods that require administration by health care workers and biohazard waste removal.
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Sports medicine: GymCam tracks exercises that wearable monitors can't
Wearable sensors such as smartwatches have become a popular motivational tool for fitness enthusiasts, but gadgets do not sense all exercises equally. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that a stationary camera is a better choice for gym exercises.
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Optical sensor: detects very low glucose concentrations
The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person's tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis of nanomaterials based on irradiation with ultra-short lasers, which is an alternative, sustainable and non-polluting method.
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Wearables: new health monitors are flexible, transparent and graphene enabled
New technological devices are prioritizing non-invasive tracking of vital signs not only for fitness monitoring, but also for the prevention of common health problems such as heart failure, hypertension, and stress related complications, among others.
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Machine Learning: improving the diagnosis of head and neck cancers
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Cancer Consortium have successfully solved a longstanding problem in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers. Working alongside colleagues from TU Berlin, the researchers used artificial intelligence to develop a new classification method which identifies the primary origins of cancerous tissue based on chemical DNA changes.
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Raumedic helps implement the new Medical Device Regulation
Helmbrechts  – The three-year transition period for the new European Medical Device Regulation is drawing to a close. Starting in May 2020, manufacturers of medical devices will face significant...
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Kaasa’s New Data Collector 2.0 Helps to Record and Manage Large Sets of Movesense Sensor Data
German Kaasa solution GmbH is publishing Data Collector 2.0, a powerful iOS solution for recording Movesense raw data and to manage data sets in projects where sensor data is collected...
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AirSep Oxygen Plants Central to Lifesaving Work in East Africa
Public-private partnership celebrates opening of new Amhara Region Oxygen Centre in Ethiopia Buffalo, NY, June 6, 2019 – AirSep® Corporation, the commercial division of CAIRE® Inc., is playing a major...
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FEI Introduces the CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser
The CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser can be used anywhere at anytime to perform high-impact upper, lower and total body exercises. With one tool you can rehabilitate post injury, improve...
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Obtaining a CE Mark should be a primary target for any manufacturer seeking to introduce their product to the European Market. In many cases, CE Marking is a mandatory compliance requirement for...
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New Geeplus Pinch Valves Suit a Wide Range of Applications
Beckenham, United Kingdom  -In response to the growing demand for small-size low-power control components, the new range of pinch valves will suit a wide variety of applications calling for...
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New Bearing Race Design Launches Geeplus Voice Coil Motor Life Cycle to More Than 100 Million Cycles
Beckenham, United Kingdom  – In order to provide even smoother and considerably longer operation of their VM38 voice coil motor, Geeplus has developed a new version which incorporates redesigned...
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New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a recognized global leader in catheters, introducers, and delivery systems, announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated...
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New Suture Technology May Reduce Tissue Strangulation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures, braids, and fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion® Suture. This “two-in- one” construct transitions from...
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Certifikation as Medizinproduct IIb
Certification as Medical Device IIb for SICOLAB med With the oil-free SICOLAB med compressor, we offer our customers a first-class, tailor-made product solution for the compressed air supply of...
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