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Wearable sensors styled into t-shirts and face masks
Imperial researchers have embedded new low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.
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Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable
Samantha Kleindienst Robler from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), with her co-authors, Laura Coco of San Diego State University and Mark Krumm of Kent State University, explored how digital health solutions can expand audiology services in clinical and research settings.
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Mathematical models help predict the evolution of neurodegenerative diseases
In their latest study, the researchers involved have demonstrated that "integrating and processing all the data together, using multilayer networks, provides a more comprehensive analysis of the data than if they are analysed individually and independently".
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Efficient AI technology for MRI data analysis
An algorithm developed by researchers from Helmholtz Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its University Hospital rechts der Isar, the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the University of Bonn is able to learn independently across different medical institutions.
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Lithuanian innovation: Efficient screening of voice pathologies
In cases of advanced laryngeal cancer, a complex surgery called laryngectomy is performed, when the organ vital for a person’s ability to speak is removed. Striving to improve the patient’s quality of life after laryngectomy, a team of software engineers from KTU conducted a study, during which they searched for pathologies in patients’ voices using artificial intelligence (AI).
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Big data in the emergency room
Researchers at Osaka University use machine learning methods on a large dataset of trauma patients to determine the factors that correlate with survival, which may significantly improve triage and rapid treatment procedures.
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Melanoma thickness equally hard for algorithms and dermatologists to judge
Assessing the thickness of melanoma is difficult, whether done by an experienced dermatologist or a well-trained machine-learning algorithm. A study from the University of Gothenburg shows that the algorithm and the dermatologists had an equal success rate in interpreting dermoscopic images.
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University of Bayreuth and Bosch Health Campus arrange research cooperation
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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High-tech vest monitors lung function
Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. As part of the Pneumo.Vest project, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors.
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Improved certification of medical software with AI
Innovative medical technology can save lives. Outdated approval processes delay rapid market introduction. To shorten the time from development to certification, the KIMEDS joint project aims to develop an AI-supported safety solution across the entire lifecycle of medical software.
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Austria: What telemedical care can do for people with diabetes
The Austrian Institute for Health Technology Assessment (AIHTA) analyzed how telemedical care programs for people with diabetes can be evaluated and what evidence is available on possible care effects. In addition to the medical benefits, organizational and social care effects should also be considered in the evaluation of telemedical care programs.
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AI detects whether drugs are effective for neurodegenerative diseases
A research group from Nagoya University in Japan has developed an artificial intelligence for analyzing cell images that uses machine learning to predict the therapeutic effect of drugs. Called in silico FOCUS, this new technology may aid in the discovery of therapeutic agents for neurodegenerative disorders such as Kennedy disease.
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'Smart necklace' biosensor may track health status through sweat
Researchers have successfully tested a device that may one day use the chemical biomarkers in sweat to detect changes in a person’s health.
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Wearable system tracks Parkinson’s Disease symptoms remotely
Parkinson’s Disease affects 10 million people worldwide and its symptoms include tremors in the fingers and hands, small handwriting, loss of smell, walking difficulties, dizziness, and others. As these symptoms worsen over time, monitoring and treating PD is crucial to preserve the patients’ autonomy and enhance their quality of life.
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MoleGazer: Applying astronomy ideas to mole identification
Scientists are applying astronomical techniques to identify moles that may develop into the skin cancer melanoma. Astronomers regularly take images of the sky, producing software to map set targets over time. This technology is now being adapted to monitor the evolution of moles in high-risk patients.
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Start-up "neomento": virtual therapy against real anxieties
Berlin-based "neomento GmbH" is a developer of virtual reality scenarios for the treatment of social phobias – an umbrella term for psychiatric disorders that occur when people meet and interact with each other.
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Could a computer diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Boston University researchers develop an artificial intelligence program that detects cognitive impairment accurately and efficiently from voice recordings.
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SafePolyMed - Safer drug treatment, enhanced patient empowerment
In the new EU project “SafePolyMed" an international research team sets out to provide physicians and pharmacists with innovative tools to increase drug treatment safety and educate patients on how to actively manage their own healthcare.
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Study investigates living situation of people with Friedreich’s Ataxia
The DZNE is leading an international research consortium that will use an app to evaluate the impact of Friedreich's Ataxia on the everyday life of patients and their families.
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New digital medicine and health center in Munich
The Zentrum für Digitale Medizin und Gesundheit (ZDMG) will bring together researchers in medicine, informatics and mathematics. They will collaborate on new healthcare developments based on data science and artificial intelligence and pursue clinical applications.
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Urology: machine learning goes with the flow
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained to listen to patients pass urine is able to identify abnormal flows and could be a useful and cost-effective means of monitoring and managing urology patients at home.
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Computer simulations show effectiveness of muscular control strategies while walking
Anyone walking in the city has to adjust their gait again and again to kerbs or steps. Every person develops control strategies for the changes in muscle activity required for this, which protect them from tripping and falling accidents.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Vivo Surgical announces acceptance into Mount Sinai Innovation Partners Strategic Virtual Incubator, Elementa Labs
Vivo Surgical, a pioneering medical device company based in Singapore, has been selected to join the prestigious Elementa Labs program run by Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), the...
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Vivo Surgical honoured with the esteemed WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Award
Dr Kevin Koh, CEO of Vivo Surgical, commented: “In just four-and-a-half years, we have built a company that focuses on addressing clinical needs with cutting-edge technologies. Being recognized with...
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Mechatronic GmbH is now part of BAYOONET Group
Mechatronic GmbH extends range of services as part of the BAYOONET Group: The merger of Mechatronic GmbH with the BAYOONET Group gives customers from the fields of medical technology and...
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APD continues to innovate providing diverse power solutions for medical power supplies
Due to the impact of the pandemic, medical and long-distance Networking equipment have become the most urgent needs of the market. Taiwan’s leading power supply manufacturer – Asian Power...
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Systematic, maximum improvment.
Lean management is nothing new. Implementing it successfully in the long run, however, requires the collaboration of as many staff members as possible. For this reason, the WILD Group is launching a...
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ACRO Biomedical Expanding Global Market for Collagen Implant
ACRO Biomedical recently received notice from its patent agency, stating that the India patent "Preparation of High Purity Collagen Particles and Uses Thereof" was already granted on August...
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Opening of New Factory in Germany in September 2020
The Japanese Yamaichi Electronics Group has been producing in Frankfurt (Oder), the group's only production site in Europe, for almost 15 years. However, the production halls in the former...
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Micromed Group is Strong in Mexico
MEXICO CITY – Micromed Group recently delivered a record breaking 34 NEUROWERK EMG systems to Mexico. Working closely with our distributor, TLM Tecno Lógica Mexicana, Micromed Group have successfully...
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Longstanding Customer gets new Routine Equipment
Zürich, Switzerland – Micromed Group places seven new BRAIN QUICK Systems at the Swiss Epilepsy Center (EPI Clinic) in Lengg after refurbishment of the exam rooms. EPI-Clinic by the Swiss Foundation...
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Journal Of Inflammation Research: MLS® Laser Therapy and the consequences of interstitial pneumonia caused by COVID-19
The publication in the Journal of Inflammation Research entitled “Evaluation of Adjunctive Photobiomodulation (PBMT) for COVID-19 Pneumonia via Clinical Status and Pulmonary Severity Indices in a...
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M8: First Use of PBMT in COVID-19
BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with lung inflammation and cytokine storm. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is a safe, non-invasive therapy with significant...
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Spark Biomedical and Velentium Honored by Fast Company as a 2022 World Changing Idea for Their Partnership in Developing the Sparrow Therapy System™
The companies partnered to design, develop and manufacture the medical device technology that provides a wearable neurostimulation solution for opioid withdrawal relief    HOUSTON – May 4,...
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Velentium Partners with the University of Colorado Boulder for Medical Device Cybersecurity Course and Capstone Project
Focused on embedded cybersecurity and secure product development, the engineering firm plans to expand the program to universities around the country   HOUSTON, TX and BOULDER, CO –&#...
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Case Study: Building a Partner Ecosystem to Win the Fight Against Opioid Withdrawal
Effective Opioid Response In the yearlong period ending April 2021, over 100,000 Americans died from drug overdose, the vast majority from synthetic opioids. An estimated 4 million of the 11 million...
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Health Sector Coordinating Council’s Recommendations for Enhanced MedTech Cybersecurity Receives Further Industry Endorsement
Velentium’s Director of Product Security helped draft industry standard HOUSTON, TX – April 19, 2022 – Velentium, a professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and...
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Gemino signs Charta der Vielfalt
Gemino has signed the Charta der Vielfalt, an employer initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. Gemino is committed to creating a work environment that is free of prejudice and...
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The Benefits of Bariatric Care Beds Designed and Manufactured by Benmor Medical
Aurum+ Bariatric Bed The Aurum+ Bariatric Bed meets all the regular criteria of an acute bariatric bed with specially designed engineering features such as innovative stowable safety rails which can...
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Stansomatic has been awarded a bronze medal in recognition of our sustainability achievement
Stansomatic has been awarded a bronze medal in recognition of our sustainability achievement. EcoVadis has evaluated the activities of Stansomatic in the area of corporate social responsibility and...
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A new series of germicidal lamps. Let's get to know NBV Multi-directional->
CATEGORY: UV-C germicidal lamps | READING TIME: about 2 min. Since the global pandemic has been a real problem, not only seen in sci-fi movies, people's awareness of disinfection processes has...
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