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The contact-free sleep laboratory

Dear Sir or Madam,

Sleep apnea and chronic respiratory diseases can cost us our deep, sound sleep. It is not easy to monitor their effect on one’s night’s rest, because a stay at the sleep laboratory is cumbersome and often physically and mentally demanding for patients. But now there is a mobile sleep laboratory coming to their nightstand – with Sleepiz. Read more about it in our current interview.

Stay healthy!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

PS: The University Hospital Bonn is producing models of joints and vessels with a 3D printer. Doctors in training can examine these using ultrasound and in doing so learn to recognize rheumatic diseases in the images. See more about the models and their uses in our current video.

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Topic of the Month: Contactless disinfection
Video: Sonography training
Interview: Contact-free sleep laboratory
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Cold plasma: Contactless disinfection of surfaces

Topic of the Month

Image: Black, box-like device that directs a small, blue flame towards a light switch; Copyright: Fraunhofer IST/Paul Kurze
One of the most time-consuming tasks in hospitals is the manual cleaning and disinfection of high touch points and surfaces such as door handles, buttons, and switches. These are areas where microorganisms are spread by direct skin contact. The "MobDi – Mobile Disinfection" research project is developing a robot that automatically cleans and disinfects these areas. It will use cold plasma as one of its tools.
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Cold plasma: Contactless disinfection of surfaces
Hygiene and sterilization: Hightech for clean surfaces
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Sonography training – Inexpensive models from the 3D printer


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Many medical disciplines rely on the tenet "Practice makes perfect". Sonography diagnostics is one of them. Unfortunately, constant training can be difficult, as patients with specific diseases are not present at a hospital all the time. The University Hospital Bonn is creating a solution for this problem: 3D printed models of joints and arteries are used in training. They enable physicians to recognize rheumatological diseases in ultrasound images.
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Sonography training – Inexpensive models from the 3D printer
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Sleepiz is your contactless at-home sleep laboratory


Image: A woman lies in her bed with dim lighting, on the nightstand is a small box that monitors her sleep; Copyright: Sleepiz AG
People around the world suffer from sleep disorders and problems. Some conditions like sleep apnea or chronic respiratory disease can lead to serious health problems. Patients require medical long-term monitoring, but it’s currently not an easy feat. Graduates of ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen plan to change that and developed Sleepiz, a non-contact device that monitors sleep with medical grade precision.
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Sleep screening: Sleepiz is your contactless at-home sleep laboratory
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