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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 Outdated approval processes delay rapid market introduction.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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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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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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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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Deep learning model helps automated screening of common eye disorders
A new deep learning (DL) model that can identify disease-related features from images of eyes has been unveiled by a group of Tohoku University researchers. This 'lightweight' DL model can be trained with a small number of images, even ones with a high-degree of noise, and is resource-efficient, meaning it is deployable on mobile devices.
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Smart jumpsuit tracks infants’ motor development
New wearable technology creates new possibilities for assessing the neurological development of young children. Early motor assessment is essential for supporting the early detection of neurodevelopmental problems and their therapeutic interventions.
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Training virtually can reduce psychosocial stress and anxiety
Previous research has described how virtual training produces acute cognitive and neural benefits. Building on those results, a new study suggests that a similar virtual training can also reduce psychosocial stress and anxiety.
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AI platform enables doctors to optimize personalized chemotherapy
Based on a pilot clinical trial, close to 97% of dose recommendations by CURATE.AI were accepted by clinicians; some patients were prescribed optimal doses that were around 20% lower on average.
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Liver: The gut microbiome as a health compass
The human microbiome can provide information regarding the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This has been discovered by an international team led by the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute.
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Telemedicine helped ensure essential type 2 diabetes care amid the COVID-19 pandemic
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected healthcare service usage among patients with 2 type diabetes in North Karelia, Finland, but essential care was continuously provided. The delivery of many essential services was facilitated by processes that strongly relied on telemedicine already before the pandemic.
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New method for large-scale data integration and biomarker identification
A research team led by Prof. ZHAO Fangqing from the Beijing Institute of Life Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed a new algorithm (NetMoss) for efficient integration of large-scale microbiome data and biomarker identification.
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Same symptom – different cause?
Machine learning is playing an ever-increasing role in biomedical research. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a new method of using molecular data to extract subtypes of illnesses. In the future, this method can help to support the study of larger patient groups.
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Telehealth: Performing virtual frailty exams in the home
New study finds that frailty assessments are both feasible and safe when conducted virtually, increasing health care access for older adults with blood cancers.
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AI helps diagnose post-COVID lung problems
A new computer-aided diagnostic tool developed by KAUST scientists could help overcome some of the challenges of monitoring lung health following viral infection.
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Nephrolytix aims to detect acute kidney injury ten times faster
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is commonly seen in hospitals. It entails the rapid deterioration of kidney function, a high disease burden, and leads in some cases to death. The team at Nephrolytix GmbH, a new spin-off of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has developed a process with the potential to reduce the time it takes to detect AKI – currently 48 to 72 hours – by 90 percent.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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