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Seeing ultrasound images on the patient

Dear Sir or Madam,

Do you believe in multitasking? During ultrasound examinations, physicians need to split their attention between the screen of the ultrasound device and the position of the ultrasound head to optimally perform the procedure. This requires both concentration and practice. We could solve this problem in the future by displaying the ultrasound images directly on the body of the patient. Read in our interview at how this works!

Stay healthy!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Digitization in the ICU
Interview: Augmented reality ultrasound
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Balancing high-tech with humanity – digitization in the Intensive Care Unit

Topic of the Month

Image: Intensive care bed equipped with high-tech devices; Copyright: PantherMedia/sudok1
No other hospital area features as much high-tech equipment as the intensive care unit. Each acute care hospital bed has four to ten devices that continuously monitor all patient vital signs and can replace nearly any organ. This creates big data that is often not used effectively. Yet it also holds promise and huge potential.
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Balancing high-tech with humanity – digitization in the Intensive Care Unit
In the Intensive Care Unit: smart solutions for better care
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12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® open for submissions

TOP 12 IomT solutions at MEDICA 2020

Image: Banner of the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs worldwide can submit their solution to the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® now. The finals and the award ceremony will take place at the MEDICA on Monday, 16 November, 2020 at the 7th MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (Hall 10), the world’s hot spot for digital health innovations. In the exciting finals the top12 will be on-stage showing the latest health devices, wearable technologies, digital biomarkers, intelligent patches, smart implants, and more.

Participation is free of charge. Prizes worth over 500.000 USD.

More info and free submission here!
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A wound dressing that kills bacteria

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

In order to combat bacterial wound infections, Empa researchers have developed cellulose membranes equipped with antimicrobial peptides. Initial results show: The skin-friendly membranes made of plant-based materials kill bacteria very efficiently.
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Smartwatch tracks medication levels

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues at Stanford School of Medicine have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be incorporated into a more personalized approach to medicine.
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Training algorithms to identify COVID-19 in CT scans

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

As COVID-19 cases in the United States continue to surge, there is an ongoing search for quick and reliable testing. Though there are conflicting opinions on using chest computerized tomography (CT) scans as a method of screening in the United States, the technology has been successfully used to identify the disease in other parts of the world.
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Office of Naval Research helps develop ventilators in fight against COVID-19

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

One of the most dangerous effects of coronavirus is the inability to breathe on your own - requiring the help of a ventilator to push air through your lungs. Consequently, the severity of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in ventilator shortages, causing some hospitals to assign multiple patients to one machine, limiting effective treatment.
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Augmented reality ultrasound: putting the focus on patients


Image: Application of AR sonography; Copyright: Fraunhofer IGD
This is how a conventional ultrasound scan works: patients lie down on a table next to the ultrasound machine. A doctor uses a probe to scan the part of the body in question, while he or she looks at the pictures on a monitor. In other words, the physician either focuses on his/her hand on the patient or the monitor. The Fraunhofer IGD wants to change this process as part of the "sonAR" project.
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Augmented reality ultrasound: putting the focus on patients
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