Trend topics of MEDICA 2021 | View in browser | Deutsch | Print
Image: Trend topic graphic

Digital training partners – fit with smartphone and wearables

Dear Sir or Madam,

Whether in professional sports or in everyday mass sports, smartphones and wearables have become an indispensable part of sporting activities. According to projections, there will be around one billion connected wearable devices in use worldwide by 2022. How can such devices help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury in sports?

Learn more these in our Trend Topic "Digital training partners – fit with smartphone and wearables" at, at MEDICA 2021 in Düsseldorf and online, you can learn more about the possibilities of technical helpers in sports.

Enjoy reading!

Your MEDICA Team


Click here for our Trend Topic "Digital training partners – fit with smartphone and wearables"
Click here for an overview of our Trend Topics
Topic of the Month: The smart lab
Discover the event database of MEDICA 2021 here!
Get your ticket to MEDICA now!
Stay informed at


Meet the movers and shakers of international sports medicine and sports science

Image: Mood image MEDICA MEDICINE & SPORTS CONFERENCE; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
The MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE (MMSC) will take place for the 9th time as part of MEDICA from 17 to 18 November 2021. The conference brings together internationally renowned sports physicians, sports scientists, visionaries, physiotherapists, sports technologies and experts for an interdisciplinary dialogue on innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation in top-class sports and health sports.
To top
Image: PROTaction - Back to Business

Our hygiene and infection protection concept for MEDICA and COMPAMED trade fair 2021

Back to Business. To make sure only good ideas are circulated at our end we do our utmost: with standards for hygiene and infection protection for all our events at the Düsseldorf exhibition grounds – for our exhibitors, visitors, partners and members of staff. All take action to make trade fairs also an experience in this day and age – safely and jointly.


Read more about the hygiene concept PROTaction
Questions & answers about PROTaction
To top

The smart lab: Between manual work and digitization

Topic of the Month

Image: a robot arm carrying an small glass bottle; Copyright: PantherMedia/Bork
In the laboratory, there is some work that is time-consuming and monotonous - making it the perfect place for digital solutions such as artificial intelligence or robotics. But what work can these systems really take on in a meaningful way, in which areas of the lab are they present today, and where do they still need to be improved?
Read more in the Topic of the Month
The smart lab: Between manual work and digitization
To top

Low-cost ventilator set to help people in low-income countries

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices, Research & Technology

The ventilators, which are required by patients in intensive care units (ICU) who are seriously ill with respiratory diseases like COVID-19, flu, and tuberculosis, are both simpler and cheaper to make than currently available ventilators.
read more
To top

Smart textiles to help older people deal with long-term pain

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

Long-term pain is perhaps the single most important factor that reduces quality of life for older people. New technology based on therapeutic smart textiles can make it easier to manage pain. The idea behind the technology is to reduce the effects of impaired muscle strength, mobility, balance, memory or sensitivity from natural causes or illness.
read more
To top

New portable device opens the way for at-home skin cancer treatment, pilot study suggests

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices, Research & Technology

A new prototype photodynamic therapy (PDT) device that can be used at home significantly reduces pain levels during treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), while achieving efficacy comparable with a hospital stay. These findings come from a breakthrough pilot study, presented at the 30th EADV Congress.
read more
To top

UCLA bioengineers develop new class of human-powered bioelectronics

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one’s wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
read more
To top

Cell labelling method from microscopy adapted for use in whole-body imaging for the first time

Research & Technology, Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

Scientists utilised SNAP-tag technology to radioactively label cells in living organisms. They developed a SNAP-tag substrate equipped with a radioactive signal emitter and used it to make tumour cells in the bodies of mice visible in PET images. The labelling method opens up the prospect of studying cells with different imaging techniques and at different temporal stages.
read more
To top

COMPAMED 2021 moves to Halls 13 and 14

Messe Düsseldorf and exhibitors make valuable contribution to COVID 19 vaccination campaign

Image: Overview about hall plan; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
COMPAMED 2021, the international leading trade fair for the supplier market for medical manufacturing, will be held in parallel with the world’s leading medical trade fair MEDICA 2021 in Halls 13 and 14, and not Halls 8a and 8b as originally planned, at the Düsseldorf trade fair centre from 15 to 18 November. By moving the event to new halls, Messe Düsseldorf is meeting the wishes of the federal state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, namely to ensure that they can continue to use the north area of the trade fair centre for activities in conjunction with vaccine logistics and infrastructure for this federal state.
Learn more about this
To top

Company News, Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

Shell-Case and corpuls celebrate more than a decade of partnership

Shell case Ltd

read more
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
To top

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Company News

SCIENION and Pictor Limited collaborate on the commercialization of a high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing system to support the ongoing fight against the pandemic

Scienion GmbH

Under the partnership, SCIENION's CL2 sciREADER system will be integrated with the PictArray SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test, which will soon begin clinical testing for FDA EUA market clearance BERLIN,...
read more
To top

Buy the eTicket in the Online Shop!

Save time. Save money. Many advantages!

Image: Ticket is being scanned at the fair entrance; Copyright: beta-web

With your eTicket, you can travel to and from the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Center free of charge on Rheinbahn, Rhine-Ruhr Regional Transport Network routes (VRR, 2nd class, trains without additional fees in fare zone D, Region South/Süd) and Rhine-Sieg Regional Transport Network routes (VRS, 2nd class, trains without additional fees).

Due to the pandemic situation, eTickets can only be purchased online. Every visitor is obliged to register for the purchase of an eTicket. All eTickets are day-dated 1-day tickets and therefore only valid on the selected day. Unfortunately, there will be no on-site cash desk this year. Please note that there is a limited number of tickets per day.

To top
Legal disclaimer

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phone: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

County Court Düsseldorf HRB 63

Board of Managing Directors: Wolfram N. Diener (Chairman), Bernhard J. Stempfle, Erhard Wienkamp

Chairman of Supervisory Board: Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH processes your personal data. The data protection regulations of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH hold information in closer detail to this subject and are available under You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data either on the aforementioned website, via e-mail to or via postal mail to Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, VG-R, PF 101006, 40001 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Should you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, please click here.