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MoreGrasp - Gripping despite paraplegia?

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Gripping despite paraplegia? Is this possible? Paraplegic people can only inadequately cope with everyday activities. The neuroprosthesis from the MoreGrasp study is intended to improve the quality of life of these people in the future. Brain currents are measured, whereby current impulses are sent to electrodes that enable a gripping movement. Read more about MoreGrasp in our interview.

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Topic of the Month: Cyber security in hospitals
Interview: MoreGrasp – grasp again with paraplegia
Video: Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells
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Digitization: Hospitals as Popular Targets?

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It’s safe to say that patients and their prompt medical care take center stage at any hospital. Digitization of the healthcare sector is quickly advancing to make this a reality: data is stored in a digital medium, devices are linked together. But how safe are hospitals in the age of innovation?
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Digitization: Hospitals as Popular Targets?
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MoreGrasp – being able to grasp again with paraplegia


Image: Proband with neuroprosthesis; Copyright: MoreGrasp
Every year between 250.000 and 500.000 people suffer a spinal cord injury, MoreGrasp is intended to make their lives easier. The project aims to restore the lost gripping function in people with high paraplegia. Researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a neuroprosthesis that is currently undergoing a feasibility study.
Read the interview here:
MoreGrasp – being able to grasp again with paraplegia
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From algorithm to rapid test – Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells


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Our blood reveals a lot about our physical health. The shape of our blood cells sheds light on several hereditary diseases for example. For a diagnosis, the cells must first be examined under the microscope and categorized into a specific cell class. We met with Dr. Stephan Quint and Alexander Kihm of the Institute of Physics at the Saarland University, who explained how this classification works.
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From algorithm to rapid test – Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells
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