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MobiKa: the somewhat different service robot

Dear Sir or Madam,

They have eyes, nose and mouth, a human voice and are the size of a man: service robots. But robotic systems such as those developed for care do not always have to be humanoid. Florenz Graf of the Fraunhofer IPA believes that robots should be used as tools like other household appliances – and should therefore also look like them. You can read in the current interview how MobiKa fulfils this function and what makes it special.

I wish you a motivated week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: Hospital cybersecurity
Interview: MobiKa
Video: Multi-organ chips
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MobiKa – programmed to help

Interview

Picture: Man lying on the floor, in front of him the mobile robot with tablet; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPA
Many illnesses or old age require help with everyday tasks. Unfortunately, family members or caregivers aren't always available to lend a hand. The MobiKa mobile service robot is designed to offer support, deliver motivation and improve the quality of life of those in need.
Read the interview here:
MobiKa – programmed to help
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Bayer G4A partnership challenges are now open until May 31st

Winner will be presented at MEDICA 2019

Image: Logo of Bayer G4A
Bayer G4A, official partner of the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2019 will present the winner of their partnerships challenges at the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM. Partnership challenges are open for submissions until May 31st in Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Digital Therapeutics, Global Health, Neurotech, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Radiology, and Women's Health. G4A offers great support for digital health start-ups from commercial partnerships, to health tech funding, and access to exclusive networks. Hurry up - deadline for the G4A partnership challenges is on May 31st! Participation is free of charge.
Apply Now!
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Economy & Markets, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Quieter ICUs are better for infants

Excessive noise is widely known to have negative effects on health, and children in neonatal intensive care units are among the most vulnerable. To help preterm infants make a smooth transition to life outside of the womb, some NICUs have instituted set quiet times to limit children's exposure to potentially dangerous levels of noise.
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Economy & Markets, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Do upper and lower GI endoscopies on the same day!

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown benefits from "bundling" upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies on the same day to remedy what they say is the "disturbingly" large number of older Americans currently being scheduled for the procedures on two different days.
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Security first – hospitals prime targets of cyberattacks

Topic of the Month

Image: View of laptop screen with message that data was encrypted; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov
Safety should be a top priority when it comes to safeguarding human lives. That's why hospitals must protect their computer networks and data against unauthorized access. However, thanks to the proliferation of connected devices in hospitals, they are at high risk of suffering devastating cyberattacks. There is also a lack of cybersecurity awareness.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Security first – hospitals prime targets of cyberattacks
Cybersecurity in the hospital: securely networked
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DxPx Conference 2019

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The world's only Partnering Conference dedicated to the Diagnostics and Research Tool industry brings together the three main groups that drive our industry: Startup entrepreneurs, established industry and investors in Dusseldorf, Germany. On the first day of MEDICA, up to 4,000 one-to-one partnering meetings foster deal-execution and enable the participants to connect and exchange ideas with existing and new partners.
Visit our website to learn more and sign up to be part of this unique opportunity!

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

AI: System spots lung cancer before radiologists

Deep learning - a form of artificial intelligence - was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of expert radiologists, reports a new study from Google and Northwestern Medicine.
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Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

App: Asthma tracking for children

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department.
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Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Assistance systems: AI radio for people with dementia

Radio Me will address key causes of hospital admission for people with dementia, such as agitation and not taking medication correctly. As a result, it is hoped quality of life will improve, and people will be able to remain living independently at home for longer.
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Multi-organ chips: Drug research without animal testing at vasQlab

Video

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New active substances that are suitable for drugs are initially tested in animal experiments. However, the results cannot always be transferred to the human organism. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Prof. Ute Schepers from vasQlab explains how active substances can be tested in human tissue without endangering human health.
Watch the video here!
Multi-organ chips: Drug research without animal testing at vasQlab
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