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Parkinson diagnosis in VR

Dear Sir or Madam,

Virtual reality is no longer virgin territory in medicine. The technology is already used in rehabilitation, therapy, training – and in the future also in diagnostics. For example, VR can help in the early detection of Parkinson's disease. How? You can read about it in our current interview.

A pleasant week wishes

Elena Blume
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: Angiogenesis
Interview: VR for Parkinson's diagnosis
Interview: FREI AG
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Angiogenesis: light shows blood vessels the way

Topic of the Month

Image: Computer-generated image of an arborizing blood vessel; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Ugreen
Regenerative medicine aims to replace damage in the body with functional tissue and restore normal function. The first defense for large defects are implants made of hydrogels, designed to promote cell growth. They need their own blood supply, which is a problem when it comes to larger implants because you cannot regulate where and how the blood vessels grow - until now.
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Angiogenesis: light shows blood vessels the way
Regenerative medicine: helps the body healing
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Sensor-Based Smart Glove Enables Parkinson's Diagnosis

Interview

Image: Man sitting next to an older woman wearing vr glasses on a couch; Copyright: panthermedia.net/draoscondreaw
Neurological disorders like Parkinson's are often diagnosed once the disease has already progressed to a later stage. The VAFES project was initiated to facilitate an early detection. Sensor technology and VR are used in the creation of a playful test system.
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Sensor-Based Smart Glove Enables Parkinson's Diagnosis
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'Smart' bandages to heal chronic wounds

Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

Chronic and non-healing wounds - one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and the leading cause of limb amputation - affects millions of Americans each year. Due to the complex nature of these wounds, proper clinical treatment has been limited.
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Regenerative medicine: patch to mend a broken heart

Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Bioengineers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have developed a prototype patch that does the same job as crucial aspects of heart tissue. Their patch withstands the mechanical demands and mimics the electrical signaling properties that allow our hearts to pump blood rhythmically round our bodies.
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Smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' movement and development

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

A new innovation by University of Helsinki and Aalto University researchers makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
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Innovative wirelessly powered pacing system

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

Researchers at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and UCLA crossed a significant milestone in the development of wirelessly powered, leadless pacemakers. In an article in the Nature Research journal Scientific Reports, the team used their innovative pacing system to reveal the ability to provide synchronized biventricular pacing to a human-sized heart in a preclinical research model.
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eHealth: improving tele-emergency care

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Emergency medicine physicians at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are helping rural hospitals better treat patients by establishing tele-emergency departments.
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Fitness and rehabilitation: FREI AG looks forward to a healthy future

Interview

Image: red therapy bed of FREI AG; Copyright: betaweb
Fitness and rehabilitation are two core components of health care for young and old. Apart from function, aesthetics also play a key role when it comes to medical equipment. FREI AG understands the importance of this aspect. The family owned business teamed up with Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, allowing both to celebrate an even brighter future.
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Fitness and rehabilitation: FREI AG looks forward to a healthy future
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