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Small assistance with big effect

Dear Sir or Madam,

Getting support in life - who wouldn't want that? Especially for seniors in today's world, which is characterized by a shortage of skilled workers, this is becoming an ever greater factor. Assistance systems that can be used at home and in practices offer help. In the current Topic of the Month you can find out which advantages, but also obstacles the path to technical assistance entails.

A happy advent season,

Diana Heiduk
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: Ambient Assisted Living: sensors for seniors
Topic of the Month: MEDICA TECH FORUM: light-based imaging technique OCT
Video: Innovative, modern, sustainable – medical consumables of today
Video: Hightech solutions for hygiene, disinfection and sterilisation
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Ambient Assisted Living: sensors for seniors

Topic of the Month

Image: elderly woman with a tablet on her lap; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Lev Dolgachov
Our ageing society is confronted with fewer and fewer workers. One of the many consequences is a shortage of skilled nursing staff. Ambient Assisted Living should solve this problem. By equipping the living environment of elderly people or people in need of care with (technical) assistance systems, they are to be given more self-determination and security. What do these systems look like? Which have already found their way into practice? And where is there still some catching up to do?
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MEDICA TECH FORUM: light-based imaging technique OCT

Topic of the Month

Image: Two screens with picture of the circulatory system in a catheter laboratory; Copyright: panthermedia.net/sudok1
Since its inception, MEDICA TECH FORUM has focused on the implementation of innovations and new technologies into clinical practice. 2019 marks the tenth year of the Forum. In honor of its anniversary, we will brighten things up a bit, as one of the focal points will highlight how optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses light to produce images.
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Innovative, modern, sustainable – medical consumables of today

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Modern and innovative medical consumables of today – from bandages to surgical gloves. Sustainability and environmentally friendly recycling are also in the focus here. At MEDICA 2019, we will find out which innovative products the medical market currently offers!
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Innovative, modern, sustainable – medical consumables of today
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Hightech solutions for hygiene, disinfection and sterilisation

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Hightech solutions for hygiene in the medical sector have been getting better and faster. There are not only machines that can disinfect everything by themselves, but there are portable and handy sterilisation solutions as well. At MEDICA 2019 you can find everything that is up-and-coming around medical hygiene.
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Hightech solutions for hygiene, disinfection and sterilisation
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Machine learning predicts success of digital health interventions

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Health apps could be better tailored to the individual needs of patients. A new statistical technique from the field of machine learning is now making it possible to predict the success of smartphone-based interventions more accurately.
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Big Data makes intensive care better

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Patient safety in intensive care units could be significantly improved if false alarms could be greatly reduced and critical complications such as epileptic seizures could be predicted.
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AI: startup developing tool for tuberculosis detection

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Diascopic LLC, a Cleveland-based medical research company that develops diagnostic technology, will use a highly competitive federal grant to develop and apply new artificial intelligence (AI) and digital pathology tools for detecting tuberculosis (TB).
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Implants: novel sensor improves significance of NMR brain scans

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A team of neuroscientists and electrical engineers developed a highly sensitive implant that enables to probe brain physiology with unparalleled spatial and temporal resolution. Now published in Nature Methods, they introduce an ultra-fine needle with an integrated chip that is capable of detecting and transmitting NMR data from nanoliter volumes of brain oxygen metabolism.
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019

Brandon Medical Co. Ltd.

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Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Liverpool Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019 publication. “Brandon...
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