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Immersing into new worlds

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Although virtual reality has been around for a while now, it is only slowly gaining acceptance in the gaming industry. The situation is different in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. There, start-ups like CUREosity GmbH have recognized the possibilities for immersive therapy. Find out who can benefit from this smart, modern form of gamification and what other possibilities VR offers in our video.

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Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Algorithm identifies disease subtypes
Video: Physiotherapy in VR
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Ultrasound and bubbles help medicines reach the brain

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

Ultrasound in combination with microbubbles is currently the only method to penetrate the blood-brain barrier in a way that only affects conditions locally and that does not destroy the tissue.
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Cancers and heart disease could be diagnosed more easily with new rapid test

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests

Imperial researchers have built a new easy-to-use test that could diagnose non-infectious diseases like heart attacks and cancers more quickly.
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MoSBi: Algorithm identifies disease subtypes

Topic of the Month

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Doctors have always used symptoms, imaging, and laboratory data to define and diagnose diseases, but at times it is simply not enough: while patients may have the same illness, it may exhibit different changes at the molecular level. A team from the Technical University of Munich has developed the so-called MoSBi algorithm and makes it available to researchers to identify molecular differences.
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MoSBi: Algorithm identifies disease subtypes
Big Data in genetics: reaching diagnosis through heaps of data
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University of Bayreuth and Bosch Health Campus arrange research cooperation

IT systems and IT solutions

The Bosch Health Campus (BHC) in Stuttgart and the Institute for Management in Medicine and Health Sciences (IMG) at the University of Bayreuth have agreed to engage in scientific cooperation.
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Virtual treatment relieves therapists – Gamification for a successful therapy


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Immerse yourself into strange, new worlds, solve tasks, experience adventures – computer games look especially realistic in Virtual Reality. Medicine is also making good use of virtual worlds: With CUREO, the CUREosity GmbH from Düsseldorf has developed a VR system for physiotherapy and ergotherapy.
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Physiotherapy in VR
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ACL reconstruction goes under the microscope

Physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology

Osaka Metropolitan University scientists took a step further in the quest for an optimal tendon by evaluating the microscopic anatomy of two popular ACL reconstruction options.
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Exercise improves cardiorespiratory fitness in adults with chronic kidney disease

Physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology

This randomized trial recently published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) found that a 12- month program of in-center aerobic and resistance exercise program improved physical functioning among adults 55 years and older with CKD stages G3b-4 and a high level of medical comorbidities.
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Project allows hospital gowns to be converted into new plastic and textile products

Disposables and consumables

The ZERO project has obtained 616,594.97 euros from the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI) to create a textile waste recovery system based on the recycling of disposable hospital gowns to obtain new products at a lower cost and with a reduced environmental impact.
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