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Augmented Reality for sterile processing services

Dear Sir or Madam,

In order for hospital operations to run smoothly, the appropriate sterile equipment must be available in good time. But that is easier said than done, because this kind of preparation requires expertise and precision. Augmented Reality offers an exciting option here. In the future it could guarantee both: speed and accuracy. Read more in our current Interview at!

Have a fabulous week,

Julia Unverzagt
Editorial team

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Digital help for depression
Interview: Augmented Reality
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From data to diagnosis – digital help for depression

Topic of the Month

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Few diseases are as difficult to diagnose as depression. What's more, outsiders often don't perceive it as a disease. The reason for this are symptoms that are not directly visible. Sufferers of the disease tend to experience fear, worry, and despair in everyday life, when no doctor is present. This is the starting point for telemedicine tools such as online programs or smartphone apps.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
From data to diagnosis – digital help for depression
eHealth and mHealth – smart helpers for people with depression
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Augmented Reality: supporting sterile processing services?


Image: Female hospital employee with green OR cap is wearing AR glasses, a screen is floating in front of her; Copyright: IT4process GmbH
Every day, hospital staff has to manage complex processes to guarantee quality and patient safety. Yet in some areas, the use of checklists and manuals tends to be more cumbersome and not useful – as is the case in sterile processing. A new project studies how augmented reality can take all the necessary information into the staff's field of view.
Read the interview here:
Augmented Reality: supporting sterile processing services?
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