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AI assistants enhancing patient care

13.05.2024

Chatbots are already integrated into many areas of our daily lives. Could what is already being used for customer inquiries for insurance companies and the like also work in a medical context?
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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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Technological solutions to combat the chronic staff shortage

04.03.2024

The shortage of skilled workers is a far-reaching challenge, especially in the healthcare sector. At MEDICA 2023, we were on the lookout for creative solutions.
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Green Hospital – Saving resources through waste management

06.02.2024

A lot of energy, water and other resources are consumed in the daily operation of a hospital. At the same time, hospitals generate high CO2 emissions and a large amount of waste, which must be disposed of safely and hygienically. There is potential for hospitals to make savings here if they take a close look at their waste disposal and optimize it.
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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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Pre-eclampsia diagnosis in focus: MOMM Diagnostics' rapid test

22.12.2023

Early diagnosis is crucial in the case of pregnancy toxemia or pre-eclampsia. The young company MOMM Diagnostics is developing a diagnostic tool to help detect pre-eclampsia quickly and accurately. The start-up was already able to present an initial prototype of préXclude at MEDICA 2023. Clinical trials are due to start soon.
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Laboratory equipment – fit for the future with more sustainability

30.11.2023

We spoke to exhibitors at MEDICA 2023 who are driving sustainability in laboratory operations with their products. Watch the video to find out what levers are available here and which products can already be manufactured sustainably today.
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Precision sensing technology for enhanced sleep quality – Earable

16.11.2023

A good night’s sleep is a personal experience. The FRENZ Brainband by Earable is a wearable driven by AI, designed to cater to your unique sleep requirements. It combines real-time data analysis, intelligent audio content, and cutting-edge technology to ensure users are well-rested. We did not want to miss the chance to talk to Earable about their newest developments.
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3D printing on the assembly line – iFactory 3D GmbH

16.11.2023

3D printing enables the individual production of single pieces and small series at low cost. However, it also has a disadvantage: printing takes a relatively long time and it is not possible to produce several pieces in succession with a single printer. At the MEDICA START-UP PARK at MEDICA 2023, we met a company that automates 3D printing. Find out how in the interview with iFactory 3D GmbH.
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Smartly crafting medical adhesives – Avery Dennison

15.11.2023

Avery Dennison, a global powerhouse in materials science, is advancing the field of medical adhesives, both for wound and surgical care as well as for wearables. With a multidisciplinary team and a dedication to addressing current industry challenges, they deliver solutions that not only meet the practical needs of medical applications but also enhance the comfort for patients.
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On the move at MEDICA 2023 – PHYSIO TECH highlight tour

15.11.2023

PHYSIO TECH is one of the five Spheres of MEDICA. Here, visitors will find products and exhibitors relating to physiotherapy, rehabilitation and sport – in other words, everything that keeps people fit and moving. But this topic is no longer about colorful training aids made of plastic or rubber; smart applications and robotics have long since found their way here too.
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Innovative and accessible exoskeleton development – Project MARCH

15.11.2023

Project MARCH, a student team from TU Delft, is developing exoskeleton technology to improve the lives of people with paraplegia. Through an interdisciplinary approach and a commitment to innovation, they create designs that combine advanced technology with practical functionality. As they came to MEDICA 2023 as an exhibitor, we took the opportunity to interview them.
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Rehabilitation through specialized treadmill technology – WOODWAY

14.11.2023

WOODWAY, a leader in treadmill innovation for medical rehabilitation, brings over 40 years of expertise to MEDICA 2023. They consistently deliver tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for optimal fitness and rehabilitation results. In our interview, discover WOODWAY's specialized equipment and their unique treadmill technology.
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Robotic assistance for safe patient positioning – with BizLink Robotic Solutions France

14.11.2023

Vincent Besnard, Software Development Manager, tells us about the recent developments in medical robotics from the point of view of BizLink. The company has been an expert for safe patient positioning during proton therapy for years now. At MEDICA 2023, they present their new robotic platform PULSAR.
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USA, what's new? – Highlight tour at the US Pavilion

14.11.2023

MEDICA connects medical technology companies and their customers from around the globe. In 2023, more than hundred US companies exhibit at the US pavilion in hall 16, for example. For our highlight video tour, we paid the pavilion a visit. Join us to learn who is behind the organization of the pavilion and what some of the exhibitors are showcasing at MEDICA.
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ROBERT, the robot in rehab – Life Science Robotics

14.11.2023

At MEDICA 2023, the Danish company Life Science Robotics presents ROBERT. On the one hand, this robotic arm can relieve medical staff in rehabilitation and physiotherapy. On the other hand, it can also help patients achieve better results and get fit again faster. Find out how this works and what makes ROBERT so special in our video interview with Keld Thorsen, CEO.
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Using magnetic waves to treat many ailments – Biomag Medical

13.11.2023

Electric current and magnetic waves have long been used to treat various illnesses. One of the pioneers of this method is the Czech company Biomag Medical. Their devices produce pulsating magnetic waves that can be used to treat the target region in the body more precisely. We took the opportunity at MEDICA 2023 to find out more about this technology in our video interview.
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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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Breath the spirit of MEDICA 2023 – Highlight tour with Director Christian Grosser

13.11.2023

Topics like artificial Intelligence, automation and robotics, and sustainability are shaking the medical industry – and both MEDICA and COMPAMED reflect that. We are walking through the trade show halls of MEDICA with Christian Grosser, Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, to talk about this: What are his impressions of this year’s MEDICA and COMPAMED?
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MEDICA 2023: Simple and enhanced analysis and visualization of medical image data

08.11.2023

A team of researchers from Kaiserslautern and Leipzig is working on a system that automatically analyses and visualises medical data, including their uncertainties.
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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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Breathment: AI-based breathing exercises for health

23.10.2023

For people with respiratory diseases, breathing can be a challenge. Breathment, a start-up from Munich, wants to change that. With their app, they want to help COPD patients with rehabilitation and disease management.
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Gamified pelvic floor training: fun motivation for a strong core

10.10.2023

Regular pelvic floor training can help in preventing incontinence, and often in resolving it. However, this requires consistent training over a period of months. It is therefore crucial to provide those affected with a permanently motivating form of training.
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CellAED: a success story that started at MEDICA

02.10.2023

When the Australian company Rapid Response Revival Research Limited (RRR) came to MEDICA for the first time, they were still a start-up with a prototype. In 2023, they are returning with a full-grown product that has sold 10,000 units in less than a year. Their CellAED is a miniature automated defibrillator that can be kept close in case sudden cardiac arrest occurs somewhere.
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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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Imaging: monitoring cardiovascular stents with microwaves

30.05.2023

A cardiovascular stent may fail after implantation. Patients with arteriosclerosis then must undergo angiography again. The condition of the stent is examined or a new stent is placed during this procedure. Barcelona-based company NIMBLE Diagnostics is now working on an easier method to monitor stents after implantation.
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