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Efficient staff communication with an app

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Companies working shift duty or decentralized might encounter problems reaching all employees equally. Not everybody has a personal mailbox and black boards are fixed in one location and have to be specifically sought out by the staff. The app IK-up! on the other hand brings news from the company directly to the staff’s smartphones. Learn more about this app and how it is used by the Malteser Hilfsdienst (a relief organization in the healthcare sector) in Mainz, Germany, in our latest video.

Enjoy watching!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: 3D scanners change orthopedic technology
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Orthopedic technology: 3D scanners change the industry

Topic of the Month

Image: A young boy is sitting in front of a computer, looking at a 3D scan of his head; Copyright: Artec 3D
Orthopedic technology involves taking a measurement of a specific body part and then creating a medical device, be it prosthesis or orthosis, that fits. While optical scanners are already used for some of these measurements, others are still performed through manual labor and craft to create molds of the body. 3D scanners are changing this.
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Orthopedic technology: 3D scanners change the industry
Digital orthopedic technology: scan, customize, print
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Toxicity testing on the placenta and embryo

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Drugs must be safe not just for the patients; in the case of pregnant patients, drugs must also be safe for the unborn children still in the womb. Therefore, at an early stage in the development of new medicines, candidate substances are tested in the Petri dish on embryonic stem cells from mouse cell lines.
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Breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater

Research & Technology, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica

SMART researchers have developed an innovative method to detect and quantify the more transmissible B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of concern via wastewater epidemiology.
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Wearable brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

A new wearable brain-machine interface (BMI) system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis, even those struggling with locked-in syndrome - when a person is fully conscious but unable to move or communicate.
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Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
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Test predicts COVID-19 severity, could help with hospital triage

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Public Health & Associations

During the height of the pandemic, some hospitals were overwhelmed with patients seeking treatment for COVID-19. This situation could happen again during future outbreaks, especially with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern on the rise.
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World Brain Day: Better care for MS patients

Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Public Health & Associations

The human brain is perhaps the most complex organ nature has ever created: 100 billion nerve cells make it smarter than any supercomputer. But what happens when this complex construct no longer functions faultlessly?
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Staff communication via app


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Staying in touch with your staff always, everywhere: The Malteser Hilfsdienst (a relief organization in the healthcare sector) in Mainz, Germany, use an app to keep their staff up to date. Learn more about the advantages of the app, especially for shift duty and the healthcare sector, how the app IK-up! works and how employees can contribute to topics in our video interview with Justin Weisang from the Malteser Hilfsdienst Mainz and Manuel Conrad from apicodo GmbH.
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Staff communication via app – Rescue Center uses smart way of information
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