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A virtual way to rehab from a stroke
Study finds video game-based therapy helps stroke patients improve their motor skills while also reducing therapist time, cost of treatment.
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Trusting in AI in medicine
The use of artificial intelligence in medicine offers new ways for making more precise diagnoses and relieving doctors from routine tasks. How well do doctors really have to understand this technology to develop the "right” measure of trust in such systems?
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€13 million goes to the HEALTH-X dataLOFT in Gaia-X
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has officially handed over the funding award notices for the projects in the European digital ecosystem initiative Gaia-X.
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People with multiple sclerosis benefit from telehealth services
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services were well liked and highly utilized by individuals with multiple sclerosis.
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Bringing innovations to patients faster
Stephen Gilbert will fill the new Else Kröner Professorship for Medical Device Regulatory Science at the Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health at Dresden University of Technology starting in March 2022.
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Improving the prediction of pregnancy complications using AI
Scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have collected data from 1,647 preeclampsia patients and used machine learning methods to create a model that can better predict the probability of serious complications.
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Seeing 'green' can ease confusion, anger in navigating hospitals
Navigating large hospitals can feel like a mouse circling around in a maze. For patients and visitors, finding the way from Point A to Point B inside a visually-bland medical complex exacerbates an already stressed mental state.
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With AI to individual patient care
How can a customized chemotherapy be found for cancer, for example? Machine learning methods can help with this and also improve patient treatment for other diseases. The start-up project aimed analytics at the University of Bonn has developed a modular analysis system that precisely groups patients on the basis of medical Big Data.
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Patients share their experiences
What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipex.ch platform launched by Zurich researchers makes patient experience reports publicly available so that they can be used for research and teaching, to improve healthcare provision, or for self-help.
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Artificial intelligence can help to study protein complexes
Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg have developed a new method for studying proteins
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Remapping atrial fibrillation treatment
A new way of treating arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF) — the most common heart arrhythmia diagnosis in clinical practice — has debuted at UC San Diego Health.
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App can vibrate a drop of blood to determine how well it clots
Blood clots form naturally as a way to stop bleeding when someone is injured. But blood clots in patients with medical issues, such as mechanical heart valves or other heart conditions, can lead to a stroke or heart attack. That's why millions of Americans take blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin, that make it harder for their blood to clot.
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Eye provides clues to insidious vascular disease
Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Bonn have developed a method that could be used to diagnose atherosclerosis. Using self-learning software, they were able to identify vascular changes in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), often at an early stage.
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Facial analysis improves diagnosis
Rare genetic diseases can sometimes be recognized through facial features, such as characteristically shaped brows, nose or cheeks.
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Decentralized monitoring of respiration in Covid 19 patients
The goal of the cluster project M3Infekt, initiated by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, was to develop the technical basis for more comprehensive vital monitoring and care of Covid-19 patients outside of intensive care units.
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Do-it-yourself solutions for people with diabetes are safe and recommended
Over 10,000 people with diabetes worldwide use open-source software solutions to automatically adjust their glucose levels via an insulin pump. As such do-it-yourself solutions have yet to be approved by regulators, this raises the question of how treatment teams can support diabetes patients who use this type of artificial pancreas system.
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Care orchestration system from Penn Medicine widely adopted, easy to use
A doctor is ending a shift but her patient will be getting some blood draws later. She also hoped to have a pre-existing, chronic condition assessed by a different doctor in another specialty, who won’t be arriving for a few more hours.
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5G-OR Project wins Franco-German Program for the Development of innovative Applications for 5G private Networks
5G-OR is one of the 4 winning projects jointly selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action in Germany and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Relaunch in France for the call "Technical developments and application ecosystems for 5G private networks". The joint Franco-German 5G-OR project takes up the challenge in the healthcare domain.
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A mobile app and AI software to speed up skin-cancer diagnoses
When skin cancer is detected early, there is a good chance of recovery. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a digital solution to significantly speed-up diagnosis. A mobile application assists in recording skin lesions and sends these to dermatology departments in hospitals.
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Using AI to create work schedules significantly reduces physician burnout, study shows
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based scheduling significantly improves physician engagement and reduces burnout by creating fair and flexible schedules that support work-life balance — even during the COVID-19 pandemic — according to research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' ADVANCE 2022, the Anesthesiology Business Event.
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Computer programme uses data from wearables to detect depression
A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer programme that could be used to detect individuals who are at increased risk of depression.
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Groundbreaking AI technology diagnosis COVID-19 in minutes
Pioneering Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, developed by experts at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), is capable of accurately diagnosing Covid-19 in just a few minutes.
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AI identifies individuals at risk for heart disease
System mines Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to assess combined effects of various risk factors
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App helps preemie parents feel confident caring for their newborns
It's often too much for parents to absorb, especially when they’re sleep deprived and stressed. A smartphone app tested at Northwestern University, NICU2Home, which is still in the research phase, aims to make this transition easier.
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Understanding human vision through Deep Learning
By adapting techniques from the domain of artificial intelligence, such as deep learning, cognitive scientists from Osnabrück will study the core principles of human vision over the next five years.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Somnics Debuts Omni9 Home Sleep Testing Device at MEDICA 2021
At MEDICA 2021 held at Messe Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18, Somnics Inc., a medical devices maker specializing in sleep breathing disorders, presents to international medical professionals its “...
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Somnics Inc.’s iNAP Wins Another Taiwan Excellence Award for New Oral Interface Accessory
The 30th Taiwan Excellence Award recently announced the winners from a long list of candidates. Somnics, Inc. won its third Taiwan Excellence Award for the new generation iNAP Oral Interface I08, an...
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UK HealthTech Industry Looks Forward to Reuniting at MEDICA 2021
The UK health technology industry is looking forward to reuniting at the world’s leading international trade fair for the medical sector, MEDICA 2021 – the first live edition to take place since...
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UK MedTech firm, Occuity, to showcase first device at MEDICA 2021 after successfully raising over £2m
UK MedTech firm, Occuity, successfully raises over £2m to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices. Occuity have also announced they will be exhibiting on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021,...
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World’s first handheld, non-contacting optical pachymeter showcased at MEDICA 2021
Occuity – a UK-based medical technology start-up producing handheld non-contacting optical instruments for use in healthcare, diagnostics, and monitoring – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at...
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Medten USA Inc. Opens Irvine, CA warehouse
For Immediate Release 10/27/2021 Medten USA Inc. 949-932-0386 sales@medten.com Medten USA Inc. opens Irvine, CA warehouse New company opens warehouse with biomedical repair parts ready to ship.
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Bulbitech closes € 2 million grant with Norwegian Research Council
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
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Ground-breaking medical saws enhancing patient safety showcased at MEDICA 2021
British manufacturer Medezine – who develop high quality medical equipment, primarily focused on medical saws, scissors and instruments – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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ASEPTOR Basic flow UV-C germicidal and virucidal lamps are designed for flow sterilization of the air.
Company News The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in methods and the means of combating viruses and bacteria in the human environment, especially in hospitals, health care...
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Shell-Case and corpuls celebrate more than a decade of partnership
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
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Bittium Expands OmegaSnap™ Product Family with New ECG Electrodes
New generation of electrodes brings extended level of comfort for long-term ECG measurements Oulu, Finland, September 30, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications,...
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Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature
Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature CHOISTECHNOLOGY plans to provide discounts to consigned medical institutions for vaccination by...
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Velentium Ranks No. 1424 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 333% Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 HOUSTON, August 18, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Velentium – a professional engineering...
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Dan Purvis & Tim Carroll Are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Winners
HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were...
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