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Implants make senses

Dear Sir or Madam,

There are many auxiliary means that can be used for help in everyday life when people lose one of their senses. But maybe these will not be necessary anymore somewhere along the line: Medical technology is working on different implants that are able to perform the function of our senses. Read in our Topic of the Month what is possible today already and what the future might bring.

Enjoy reading,

Timo Roth
Editorial team

PS: The editorial team of wishes you a happy and peaceful holiday season! We are looking forward to bringing you news and stories from the world of medical technology in 2022 again!

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Topic of the Month: Implants for the senses
Interview: AI against diabetic retinopathy
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Implants for the senses – Hearing and seeing with technology

Topic of the Month

Image: Face and eye of a young woman in a close-up shot; Copyright: PantherMedia/Meseritsch Herby
We can replace certain functions of the body with implants nowadays, others we cannot. When it comes to the human senses, we are still quite at the beginning. The technologies and materials we can use are way to coarse compared to our nervous system. But implants can also help us to maintain senses.
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Implants for the senses – Hearing and seeing with technology
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Deep Learning: How artificial neural networks can support diagnostics


Image: a woman is getting her eyes scanned for diseases; Copyright: PantherMedia / Robert Przybysz
The use of artificial intelligence and deep learning in medical diagnostics is growing rapidly. Ubotica Technologies won an open call as part of the FED4SAE innovation measure backed by fortiss GmbH: Ubotica's neural network is based on deep learning and detects the presence of diabetic retinopathy in retinal images.
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