Helbling Technik Wil AG of Wil at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Helbling Technik Wil AG

Hubstr. 24, 9500 Wil

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Christian Gärtner

Senior Vice President

+41 71 913 82 04

Christian Peterhans

Head of Development Integrated Care Devices

Alexander Heinrich

Head of Development Smart Handhelds

Fabienne Streule


+41 71 913 82 04


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  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.17  Other medical services and publications

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Product category: Other medical services and publications

DensiProbeTM – Torque Measurement System for Medical Applications in the Hip and Spine Region

Surgeons need information about bone quality in order to provide the best possible treatment for femoral neck or vertebral fractures. In the past, they have relied on computed tomography (CT) scans performed prior to the surgical procedure. This kind of imaging, however, only gives them a rough estimation of bone quality and, in particular, density. DensiProbeTM gives them a tool that they can use to obtain precise bone density information during an operation by measuring breakthrough torque. Helbling developed DensiProbeTM on behalf of a respected research institute.

Bone quality assessments have been a concern of the medical technology industry for some time. If a patient’s bone quality is in the critical range, for instance, the surgeon needs to adapt the procedure accordingly by selecting more suitable screw and plate systems. This is particularly true in the case of older patients who frequently suffer from osteoporosis (bone loss). In the past, however, bone density could only be assessed preoperatively with a CT scan. Hence a renowned private research institute decided to develop an instrument that would allow surgeons to perform intraoperative bone density measurements. The institute had the required medical expertise to carry out the conceptual design work for the DensiProbeTM as a system, and was focusing its resources on the interfaces to users (surgeons) and conducting clinical studies. On the strength of its proven expertise in the areas of embedded systems, low-power electronics, battery management, measurement technology and USB communication, Helbling was awarded the contract for developing the technical aspects of the overall measurement module. The biggest challenge was that the instrument should be battery-operated and easy to handle. On top of that, Helbling needed to observe all of the regulatory requirements of the EU Medical Device Directive and ISO 13485.

Reference Customer: AO Foundation

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Aug 12, 2019

Valuable throgh Innovation - Company Portrait and Business Year 2018

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Helbling Technik, your partner for product and system development in medical technology, life sciences and pharmaceutical. The basis of our innovation and creativity management is our in-depth know-how in mechanical engineering, electronics, software, systems engineering, physics and chemistry. Together with you, we develop product visions, generate ideas and accompany you until your product is ready for series production.

We are pleased to present Cardex at Medica 2019. A part of the Cardex team will be on site to simulate a complete MitraClip procedure, from puncturing the femoral vein on the groin to placing the MitraClip on the mitral valve. The Cardex simulator was developed in a collaborative project of ETH Zurich and the University Hospital of Zurich.

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  • Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Services and Publications