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AI: machine detects, man diagnoses

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Would you trust a diagnosis made by a machine? No? You don't have to. Algorithms help to detect abnormalities in medical images, but according to experts the physician will always have the last word in diagnoses and therapy decisions. Learn more about Artificial Intelligence in Radiology in our Topic of the Month!

Have a nice week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: AI in radiology
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AI in imaging: how machines manage our Big Data

Topic of the Month

Image: Robot looks at huge amount of CT images of the brain; Copyright:
In modern medicine, especially in the field of imaging, huge amounts of data are produced – so much that radiologists can hardly keep up with diagnosing the images. Artificial Intelligence could be the solution to this problem. But how exactly can it help in this task? How can man and machine work together? And what else will be possible in the future with the support of intelligent systems?
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
AI in imaging: how machines manage our Big Data
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Prosthetics: electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features

Physiotherapy, Orthopedy Technology, Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
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Sensors: diagnosing middle-ear infection with ultrasound

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A new type of ultrasound transducer from Fraunhofer should soon be delivering a fast and reliable diagnosis of infection of the middle ear. A U.S. company and the Fraunhofer IPMS are collaborating on the development and application of this technology. The transducer is integrated in an otoscope and helps physicians decide whether a course of antibiotics is really necessary.
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Organ-on-a-chip: teaching a chip to see

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Organ-on-a-chip technology has the potential to revolutionize drug development. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have succeeded in putting various types of tissue onto chips. Their latest coup has been to recreate the human retina in the form of a retinal organoid.
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Sensors: electronic skin technology for AI development

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

DGIST announced on Wednesday, August 21 that Professor Jae Eun Jang's team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed electronic skin technology that can detect "prick" and "hot" pain sensations like humans. This research result is expected to be applied on the development of humanoid robots and patients wearing prosthetic hands in the future.
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Last Call Solution Submission – IoT Startups in Healthcare!


Startups, Scale-ups and SMEs in the "Internet of Medical Things" submit your solution to the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® free of charge. Compete to become the Top Healthcare Innovator of the Year with great prizes worth over 500.000 USD, and 10.000 Euro in Cash for the best IoT solution.

The official jury board will evaluate each solution based on the degree of innovation, business potential and go-to-market approach. The finalists of the Healthcare category will receive significant support of international tech experts, potential investors and partners at MEDICA – the world's leading medical trade fair with 122.000 visitors and 5.500 exhibitors.

The Pitch & Award Ceremony of the HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WORLD CUP finals will take place on 18th November 2019 in the 6th MEDICA CONNECTED HEATLHCARE FORUM, at hall 13 of MEDICA, the hotspot for innovators to exchange insights and present latest technologies for connected and mobile healthcare.

The online submission is available until 18th September 2019.

Enter now:
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