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Robot - a friend and helper

Dear Sir or Madam,

Robots have humans one thing ahead: they help where human strength diminishes. This makes them the ideal companions for therapists and nursing staff. Exoskeletons, service robots or robotic assistance systems - they help people with gait and motor disorders to master movements independently again. But will robots be able to replace human personnel in rehabilitation in the future? Read more in our Topic of the Month.

Have a sunny week,

Diana Heiduk
Editorial team

PS: Shock wave therapy also leads to more freedom of movement. The noninvasive healing method can be individually adapted to the patient. Discover more in our video!

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Topic of the Month: Robotics – rehab with motors and sensors
Video: Shock wave therapy: Personalized treatment in orthopedic everyday-life
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Advance in genome analysis: DNA tests for patients move closer

Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software. The development will make it easier to integrate genetic testing into health care systems such as the UK's National Health Service, which cares for around three million people affected by genetic diseases in the UK.
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Robotics – rehab with motors and sensors

Topic of the Month

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They work with power, precision and tirelessly. This makes robots an ideal instrument for rehabilitation. In gait or motor training, movement sequences must be repeated thousands of times so that they can be learnt anew. What tires the patient and costs the therapist’s time can easily be managed by robot-assisted systems. Learn more about the possibilities of robotics in rehabilitation in our Topic of the Month.
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Robotics – rehab with motors and sensors
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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Magnetic therapy reverses concussion symptoms

Concussion symptoms - such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight - can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.
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Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Organ-on-a-chip: Bioengineered human liver disease

Scientists successfully bioengineered human liver organoids that faithfully mimic key features of fatal liver disease in the laboratory. This allowed them to uncover underlying disease biology in the organoids and test a potential therapy that in preclinical lab tests reversed an often-fatal childhood condition called Wolman disease.
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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A new era of small animal imaging research

A collaborative study between McGill University and the University of Antwerp allows PET scanning on animals without the use of anesthesia.
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Physiotherapy, Orthopedy Technology, Research & Technology

How to simulate the lower jaw

A simulator for the lower jaw has been developed at Samara Polytech. The device is intended for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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Shock wave therapy: Personalized treatment in orthopedic everyday-life


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Tendinitis, myofascial pain syndromes or fractures - shock wave therapy is a noninvasive method with no side effects that promises relief. The intensity of the shock waves can be customized to meet patients’ needs and yields fast positive results. In addition to advising doctor’s offices, clinical facilities, and universities, Kröner Medizintechnik GmbH also offers treatment, support, and care.
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Shock wave therapy: Personalized treatment in orthopedic everyday-life
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