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Printed orthoses for injured fingers

Dear Sir or Madam,

Fingers are our most important tools in everyday life. This is why finger injuries quite quickly incapacitate or at least severely restrict us for a long time. Good, early rehabilitation is all the more important. The start-up 3Digity thus has developed an individually adaptable finger orthosis from the 3D printer. It helps in the early mobilization of injured finger joints. Learn more about it in our current interview.

Stay fit!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Solutions to stop pathogens
Interview: Finger orthosis
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Disinfection: Solutions to stop pathogens from spreading

Topic of the Month

Image: Cleaning staff at a hospital is wiping the floor of an OR; Copyright: karrastock
Disinfection and sterilization are the most reliable and best way to ensure patient safety in healthcare settings. Whether it is at the point of care when the patient is either at the hospital or medical practice, or wherever medical devices are manufactured and packaged in a sterile environment – the transmission of pathogens and microorganisms via contaminated surfaces, objects, or hands can have severe health impacts.
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Disinfection: Solutions to stop pathogens from spreading
Hygiene and sterilization: Hightech for clean surfaces
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Portable MRI system for early detection of sports injuries

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

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a portable MRI system specifically for identifying wrist cartilage damage among athletes, providing a convenient means of early detection and treatment of injuries.
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High-frequency spinal cord stimulation shows improved longer lasting pain relief

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

Compared to older, low-frequency treatments, but study also finds some differences in perceived pain reduction between male and female patients
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"Digital twins" aid to give individual patients the right treatment

Research & Technology, IT systems and IT solutions

An international team of researchers have developed advanced computer models, or "digital twins", of diseases, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.
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Optimizing digital contact tracing for infectious diseases

Public Health & Associations, IT systems and IT solutions

A new research project at Leuphana University Lüneburg is dealing with digital contact tracing for the containment of infectious diseases. The experience with COVID-19 has shown that contact tracing can make an effective contribution to pandemic control. Now the aim is to evaluate existing systems and develop proposals for their further development.
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When speaking is difficult

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

Within the »HiSSS« project, Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to logopaedic therapy after a stroke.
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Plug-and-play organ-on-a-chip can be customized to the patient

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Research & Technology

Major advance from Columbia Engineering team demonstrates first multi-organ chip made of engineered human tissues linked by vascular flow for improved modeling of systemic diseases like cancer
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Submit your solution - participation is free of charge!


The 11th MEDICA Start-up COMPETITION is searching for the most ground-breaking digital health solutions. It aims to take innovations of start-ups to the next level by creating valuable connections and worldwide visibility.

From health apps to new tools of healthcare data collection and AI enabled analytics, advanced robotics, and new approaches in diagnostics, submit your solution for free and stand proud among the Top Medical Start-ups 2022 at MEDICA, the world's largest trade-fair in the healthcare industry.

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Finger orthosis: Custom fit with 3D printing


Image: 3D printed finger orthosis from 3Digity; Copyright: 3Digity
Following an injury or surgery, orthotics are key components of the recovery and rehabilitation process. The University spin-off 3Digity designs 3D-printed customized finger orthoses to foster rehabilitation as custom orthotics can drastically speed up the recovery process.
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Finger orthosis: Custom fit with 3D printing
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World Hand Hygiene Day 2022: United for Safety

Disposables and consumables, Public Health & Associations

While the main focus of infection prevention in healthcare remains on the Corona virus, other pathogens must not be forgotten about it. In particular, pathogens with resistance to drugs can have serious consequences.
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