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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.
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From data to diagnosis – digital help for depression
eHealth and mHealth – smart helpers for people with depression
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Research & Technology

'Multiomics' and the mouse heart - New insights into the development of heart disease therapeutics

The heart of a neonatal mouse is capable of self-repair after tissue damage. However, this ability disappears during the first week of life. Researchers at the University of Helsinki investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial regenerative ability.
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Targeting platelets

A new Collaborative Research Center will start in July with a total funding of nearly 14 million euros, headed by the German Institute for Experimental Biomedicine in Würzburg. The aim is to decode the complex and insufficiently understood functions of platelets, the so-called thrombocytes.
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Transmission of measles virus: Interaction with two cell receptors is required

Researchers at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have reproduced measles virus transmission in an animal model. They were able to show that an efficient interaction with two cellular receptors plays a decisive role in the efficient transmission of the virus.
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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.
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Augmented Reality: supporting sterile processing services?
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