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MEDICA ACADEMY: Modern stroke management

13/11/2017

Germany registers nearly 270,000 stroke cases each year. Thanks to established structures, patients can rely on acute care management – at least compared to other European countries. Nevertheless, stroke is the third leading cause of death after cancer and heart disease. That’s also the reason why this subject takes center stage at the MEDICA ACADEMY.
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Image: Panel discussions at MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE; Copyright: Navispace

5. MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE from 14-15 November 2017

15/11/2016

Experience this at MEDICA 2017 and the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE 2017: Digital Innovations in Recreational and Elite Sports, the MEDICA Health & Fitness Check, and the opportunity to meet the leading sports medicine associations.
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Cybersecurity: a warning for the medical technology industry

15/11/2016

A Trojan on your home computer is always a big nuisance. But if a hospital network is hit by a cyberattack, the consequences are far more disastrous. Not only is the number of infected devices higher but human lives often also depend on working technology. On Tuesday, three experts discussed cybersecurity and medical technology at the MEDICA TECH FORUM.
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HEALTH IT FORUM: Minister Pinkwart calls for great framework conditions for the digitized healthcare industry

13/11/2016

A curse or a blessing? What should we make of the increasing digitization of healthcare? In his keynote speech at the HEALTH IT FORUM, Professor Andreas Pinkwart addressed new trends and their potential. In this interview with MEDICA-tradefair.com, he also focuses on this subject and talks about the perils new healthcare technologies could entail.
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Wearables: monitoring and analysis in cardiac care

13/11/2017

Cardiac diseases become an increasing burden on health systems around the world. In the future, one important building block in their management and prevention will be wearable devices. MEDICA-tradefair.com talked to Dr. Mark van Gils who will explain on this topic in a lecture at the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM at Monday.
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Virtual reality in medicine: new worlds, new possibilities

15/11/2016

Most people probably associate virtual reality with computer games. Yet this technology is not only used for entertainment purposes, it is also increasingly making its way into the realm of medicine. On Tuesday, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM showcases what VR application looks like in healthcare and how it can be used to treat diseases in the future.
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Photo: Dr. Dirk Hüske-Kraus ; Copyright: PHILIPS Healthcare

Healthcare apps: Helper in the lab coat

14/11/2017

Whether it’s for clinical decision making or transport logistics involving patients and materials: Apps are quickly becoming an effective digital tool in hospitals. The 40th German Hospital Day at MEDICA 2017 also highlights this topic.
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Fitness app ALL DAY by adidas: One app does it all

14/11/2017

Adidas takes part in this years MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE on November 14 and 15 at CCD South. For the first time ever, the German sporting goods manufacturer offers a 360-degree experience with its ALL DAY fitness app.
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Image: Markus Rehm (2nd from right) at the ECON FORUM of MEDICA; Copyright: beta-web/Scholze

Prosthetics: High performance thanks to technology

15/11/2017

In the 1970s, high-tech prosthetics were still the stuff made for TV. They turned "The Six Million Dollar Man" into a superhero. Nowadays, medical technology makes many things possible that seemed like science fiction even 40 years ago. On Wednesday at MEDICA 2017, the MEDICA ECON FORUM by TK will ask the question, "Will artificial limbs soon be better than real human limbs?"
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Image: Pekka Hyysalo; Copyright: Petri Kovalainen

Rehabilitation: How FightBack became an attitude to life with TBI

15/11/2017

Pekka Hyysalo was on his way to become one of the best Pro Freeskier in the world when destiny changed his life. He hit his head after a trick went wrong and fell into coma. Although the medical prognosis for a self-dependent life was not positive, he started rehabilitation from his Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
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