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Ding-dong: Now you're walking properly!

21.05.2024

The start-up CERITER has developed a wearable that analyzes patients' gait in real time and immediately signals to them with audio signals whether they are walking correctly. The company uses a platform to make the results of the gait analysis and active support for therapy available in a clearly structured manner.
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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

WellFeet app: Empowering diabetic patients

29.04.2024

Singaporean researchers, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), have introduced a mobile application named WellFeet, designed to educate individuals living with diabetes and their caregivers about the disease and assist them in monitoring daily activities, including medication, physical activity, and diet.
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RMIT University

Optical sensor technology aims to improve diabetes glucose monitoring

16.04.2024

A new non-invasive glucose monitoring optical sensor, poised to transform diabetes management by providing pain-free glucose level measurements, has been developed by researchers at RMIT University.
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Lung check via app

26.03.2024

Imagine that your smartphone, your constant companion in everyday life, could now give you valuable insights into your health – and all you have to do is breathe. The start-up VoiceMed makes it possible.
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Transforming healthcare with digital health apps

14.03.2024

As part of the digital transformation in the healthcare sector, digital health applications are playing a central role in patient care. Their importance will continue to grow in the coming years, as they make a significant contribution to making healthcare more efficient, personalized and accessible. But what makes a good digital health solution?
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Monitoring heart patients at home – the e-health tool

04.03.2024

The Amsterdam University Medical Center announces the implementation of the HartWacht (HeartGuard) app to enhance patient care at its Heart Centre. Developed by the Cardiology Centers Netherlands (CCN), this e-health tool enables remote monitoring of blood pressure and arrhythmias, empowering patients to manage their conditions from home effectively.
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Overcoming fatigue: An app for greater quality of life

20.02.2024

Cancer patients often suffer from fatigue syndrome as a side effect. This makes it difficult to cope with everyday life and is usually treated with physiotherapy and behavioral therapy. In the future, an anti-fatigue app should enable treatment to be individually tailored to the person.
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Market authorization for digital medical devices – anything but simple

05.01.2024

At MEDICA 2023, we spoke to exhibitors who advise manufacturers of digital medical devices during the authorization process or who are launching digital medical devices on the market themselves. In the video, you can find out what is particularly important in the authorization process and where the stumbling blocks lie.
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Pressmaster

Mindable: App support for anxiety disorders during the therapy waiting period

21.12.2023

People with an anxiety disorder often feel restricted in their everyday lives. However, even when they are at the point of wanting help, finding a therapy place involves a long wait. During this challenging time, the Mindable app can help.
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jm_video

Mindable App approved for the treatment of panic disorders and claustrophobia

29.11.2023

A team led by Dr. Thomas Lang, psychology professor at Constructor University, has developed an app that patients can use to bridge waiting times to receive therapy.
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Routine Health GmbH

PAMELA – Prevention and management of phantom limb pain via app

24.11.2023

The loss of an arm or leg has a huge impact on quality of life. In addition to the restrictions that an amputation means for daily activities, those affected often suffer from phantom pain, which is difficult to treat.
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wayhomestudio

Orthopy: knee injury app's DIGA approval

21.11.2023

Patient information, relief for practitioners, support for rehabilitation exercises at home: the "Orthopy for knee injuries" app has recently become available as a prescription app to support anterior cruciate ligament tears and meniscus damage therapy. The app is backed by a dedicated team that has seen through its demanding approval process.
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eHealth, mHealth, AI, and much more – Highlight tour in the MEDICA START-UP PARK

13.11.2023

Every year, the MEDICA START-UP PARK attracts a lot of visitors. Young, up-and-coming companies present their products here – often for the first time ever. This stand has already been the starting point for the success stories of some companies that are now internationally active. At MEDICA 2023, we are once again taking the opportunity to talk to promising start-ups.
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Wireless revolution in neonatal monitoring – Bambi Medical

13.11.2023

Bambi Medical introduces the Bambi Belt, a wearable device designed for newborns that transforms vital sign monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). By eliminating wires, it significantly improves comfort for these vulnerable patients. As this is Bambi Medical’s debut at MEDICA, we seized the opportunity to learn more about the Bambi Belt’s numerous advantages.
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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

MEDICA 2023: Checking for counterfeit medication using a smartphone

08.11.2023

The SmartID counterfeit-proof barcode system means anyone can use a smartphone to check a product is genuine, provided the manufacturer uses SmartID.
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Time is Brain

Start-up Time is Brain monitors brain function after stroke

30.08.2023

Stroke victims frequently face lasting disabilities. Recognizing this, the start-up "Time is Brain" has pioneered a portable device for early stroke detection. This innovation empowers doctors to tailor therapeutic decisions throughout a patient's journey, ensuring continuous, real-time brain monitoring from the moment a stroke begins.
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Universitat Politècnica de València

Epileptika: app to help treatment of epilepsy in people with intellectual disability

02.08.2023

A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) has participated in the development of Epileptika. This application aims to help the treatment of refractory epilepsy in people with intellectual disability.
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natalyaraeva

App helps with early detection of eye diseases causing blindness

21.07.2023

Two students on the Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) have developed a mobile app capable of detecting in a matter of seconds whether someone is suffering from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or cataracts, three of the world's most common causes of vision loss and blindness.
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Fraunhofer IZM

Pregnancy: intelligent patch for remote monitoring

03.07.2023

A patch equipped with highly sensitive electronics is meant to collect and evaluate vital data. In addition, the sensors will be integrated into baby clothing in order to improve the future of medical monitoring for newborns with the highest level of data security.
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Constructor University

Post- and long-COVID syndrome: eHealth interventions can help

06.06.2023

Psychological and physical exercises digitally instructed can improve the health of post- and long-COVID patients. These findings were confirmed in a current meta-analysis by a team led by Sonia Lippke, professor of health psychology and behavioral medicine at Constructor University in Bremen.
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Knopka LLC/Movesense Ltd

Knopka LLC and Movesense Ltd: International cooperation forged at MEDICA

23.05.2023

Sometimes, it just about being in the right place at the right time: At MEDICA 2022, Knopka LLC from Ukraine and Movesense Ltd from Finland crossed paths. They immediately started a project together in a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, that is now, roughly six months later, completed already.
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UBC Okanagan

Health app: getting active with partial spinal cord injury

19.05.2023

A UBC Okanagan researcher has been testing the effectiveness of a mobile app that encourages people living with a spinal cord injury—but can walk—to get active.
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KaikaTaaK

Digital biomarkers: a new way to look at diseases?

15.05.2023

We usually use biomarkers from body tissue or blood to diagnose diseases and monitor their progression. This requires taking and analyzing samples from patients at regular points in time. Two new studies shed light on an easier and less expensive method: using wearable sensors to collect movement data and AI to analyze them.
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Shutterstock.com/PeopleImages.com - Yuri A

6G Health kick-off: better healthcare with 6G networking

18.04.2023

Starting now, the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI) is developing fundamental technology components for 6G-based medical applications in the research project "6G-Health" (Holistic Development of High-Performance 6G Networking for Distributed Medical Technology Systems).
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Shutterstock.com/Marina Demidiuk

App for AI-assisted detection of monkeypox skin lesions

07.04.2023

A paper produced as part of the DAKI-FWS project (data and AI-supported early warning system to stabilize the German economy) will be featured in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine.
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westend61

Platform for the rapid development of digital health applications

03.04.2023

Fraunhofer FIT presents a toolbox for the rapid development of digital health applications. It can help to respond to urgent needs in the healthcare market. The platform integrates applications, methods and solutions from several national and European research projects.
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beta-web

Dementia prevention with memodio – app helps fend off memory loss

03.04.2023

Globally, 55 million persons are effected by dementia. The neurodegenerative disease is a chronic condition. Once the decline in brain function has started, it is difficult to stop it, thus underscoring the importance of prevention. This is where memodio comes into play. The app is designed to help people with cognitive training and prevent dementia.
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University of Malaga

MyDiaMate app strengthens mental health for adults with type 1 diabetes

29.03.2023

International researchers –from the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain– work together to develop an app that improves physical and emotional well-being in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D).
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Tima Miroshnichenko, Pexels

Digital tools make physical exercise programmes more effective and easier to stick with

23.03.2023

Physical exercise programmes tend to be more effective and easier to stick with when they have been prescribed via mobile digital devices rather than in person or without technological support.
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envato/photovs

Wearable belt: monitoring heart failure with sensors

14.03.2023

Usually, the solutions for monitoring heart failure are implantable and thus come with the risks of surgery. A research project has now developed a noninvasive solution based on sensor technology integrated into a wearable belt.
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Rawpixel

Bracelet sensor assesses troponin levels to aid heart attack diagnosis

13.03.2023

An experimental wrist-worn device was found to predict troponin-I and obstructed arteries with 90% accuracy in five minutes, according to research.
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Lorenz Assländer

Fall prevention with AR glasses

21.02.2023

Older people have a much higher risk of falls and serious injury arising from a fall. Researchers involved in the “Augmented Balance" project aim to develop augmented reality (AR) glasses to help improve balance and prevent falls.
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private

Smart clothing and Artificial Intelligence: Diagnosis and monitoring of neurological diseases

01.02.2023

International research groups led by Prof. Dr. Aldo Faisal, Professor of Digital Health at the University of Bayreuth, have developed a novel set of tools for diagnosing and monitoring neurological diseases based on body-worn sensors (wearables) and artificial intelligence.
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gaysorn1442

Wearable tech, AI, clinical teams combine to change face of clinical trial monitoring

30.01.2023

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI.
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Tohoku University

Analyzing sweat via microelectronic fibers for non-invasive health monitoring

25.01.2023

Imagine if a t-shirt could analyze sweat, potentially alerting the wearer to any health abnormalities. Well, this is now closer to reality thanks to a research group's recent innovation.
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