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mihacreative

Green Hospital: Carbon neutral thanks to sustainable technology

23/01/2023

In light of climate change, the healthcare industry is putting increasing emphasis on sustainability besides digitization and labor shortages. In the future, hospital facilities will be judged by their carbon footprint and their contribution to climate neutrality.
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seventyfourimages

Digitization of healthcare: Where does Germany rank?

16/01/2023

How far along is the digitization of the German healthcare system at the moment? It is an interesting question for both users and patients who can benefit directly from digitization and providers who plan to complement the German healthcare market with digitization products and solutions.
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microgen

The digital patient: The next big step for healthcare

09/01/2023

The "digital patient" is a model that encompasses everything from patients who use VR headsets to meet with their doctor in the metaverse to those who use smart technologies to find a possible diagnosis.
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Iakobchuk

MEDICA 2022: Simplifying analysis and visualization of medical image data

15/11/2022

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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Fraunhofer IPK / Larissa Klassen

MEDICA 2022: Digital hospital made easy

14/11/2022

Interoperability, integration, interaction – medical technology is dominated by digitalization. At MEDICA 2022, Fraunhofer IPK will be demonstrating how intelligent linking of devices and systems, including digital twins, will shape processes in the hospital of the future.
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Image: A workflow diagram that shows how patient data is transmitted to the doctor via an app and a server, Copyright: Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS

MEDICA 2022: Everyday digital assistance

14/11/2022

Should I exercise? Is a bike ride overdoing it? These are some of the questions commonly asked by patients with heart problems, tumors or orthopedic problems. In the future, the “Quantified Health System” from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS might be able to help individuals with questions like these.
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Fraunhofer IMM

PCR platform for fighting pandemics – fast, open and digitalized

11/11/2022

Fraunhofer researchers are currently developing a scalable, open and digitalized PCR test system that will produce results in just 15 minutes. The compact demonstrator system will be on display from November 14 to 17 at the COMPAMED trade show in Dusseldorf.
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Fraunhofer IBMT/Markus Michel

MEDICA 2022: Biological laboratory to go

10/11/2022

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT have developed the “BioSensoLab“, a mobile biological laboratory with which they can demonstrate new developments to customers and test them together – on site at their companies.
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Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Reduced risk after cardiac surgery thanks to resorbable pacing leads

09/11/2022

A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is developing resorbable pacing leads that can significantly reduce risk factors after cardiac surgery.
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Fraunhofer IPT

Cost-effective alternative to a PCR test

09/11/2022

Speed or accuracy? As far as COVID-19 tests go, this was the choice you had to make. In the future, this dilemma could be a thing of the past. The Pathogen Analyzer combines the advantages of PCR testing and rapid antigen testing – it provides a reliable result after only 20 to 40 minutes.
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SZB

MEDICA 2022: AI allows personalised diagnosis of back problems

08/11/2022

A team of researchers from TU Kaiserslautern (TUK), the University Medical Centre in Mainz and several companies is working on a method that will enable more efficient monitoring of malpositions and strains on the back.
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