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Click and germ-free: the mask that cleans itself

Dear Sir or Madam,

You're probably familiar with this: a mouth/nose protection must either be replaced regularly or washed – not so a newly developed mask from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the company Osmotex from Switzerland. It disinfects itself. Find out how it does this and how it protects better than many other masks in our interview.

Stay healthy!

Elena Blume
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

Table of Contents

Topic of the Month: Autonomous medical technology
Interview: Gender medicine
Interview: Self-disinfecting mask
Interview: AI and EEG
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Tumor therapy: drug delivery pump instead of injection

Topic of the Month

Image: Two small, angular-shaped, electrical devices that are held with tweezers; Copyright: Fraunhofer EMFT/Bernd Müller
Drugs always have undesired side effects. Cytostatics are powerful drugs used to treat cancer. They reach almost all cells in the body, killing healthy cells as well as cancer cells in the process. A targeted delivery to the specific cellular site would be a gentler treatment.
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Tumor therapy: drug delivery pump instead of injection
Autonomous medical technology: independently in the body
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Gender medicine – analog and digital

Review of virtual.MEDICA 2020

Image: young woman sitting on the couch with a smartphone; Copyright: PantherMedia/Y-Boychenko
There are key differences between men and women, yet medicine has been treating both sexes the same for decades. As a result, women may not always receive the most optimal care. While there is now a shift in mindset, previous findings and outdated thinking patterns are far too often still finding their way into digital health services and technologies.
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Good connection: AI and EEG work hand in hand

Review of virtual.MEDICA 2020

Image: a woman wearing a wearable EEG that looks like a headband; Copyright: Evercot AI GmbH
Artificial intelligences (AI) are able to help medical professionals detect diseases. This is based on medical data records from which the AI can draw conclusions about diseases. These conclusions are most accurate when the extraction of the data sets is directly linked to the processing.
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Good connection: AI and EEG work hand in hand
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Self-disinfecting mask: germ-free at the push of a button

Interview

Image: Self-disinfecting mask and associated battery are held up to the camera; Copyright: ZHAW/Hannes Heinzer
Disinfection and masks are essential to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Swiss scientists from ZHAW and Osmotex AG have now combined the two and developed a mask that disinfects itself at the push of a button. It is to be launched on the market as early as this spring.
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Self-disinfecting mask: germ-free at the push of a button
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