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Common wearable fitness tracker helps clinicians assess at-home recovery after kids' surgery
A recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that using a consumer-grade wearable device to track a child's heart rate and physical activity after surgery could help clinicians decide if at-home recovery is going as expected or if an emergency department (ED) visit is needed to address possible complications.
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Fighting blood diseases with artificial intelligence
How can we better diagnose blood diseases? A research group aims to answer this question with artificial intelligence (AI). Their goal is to facilitate the time-consuming analysis of bone marrow cells under the microscope. The researchers developed the largest open-source database on microscopic images of bone marrow cells to date.
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New imaging technology may reduce need for skin biopsies
Instead of surgically removing a sample of skin, sending it to a lab and waiting several days for results, your dermatologist takes pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly produces a detailed, microscopic image of the skin.
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Serious mental illness? There's an app for that
People with a serious mental illness often have dysfunctional beliefs that spiral them downward. They feel stigmatized. They may believe people are out to get them. They might think they will never get better. Wanting to address these dysfunctional beliefs, researchers created a smartphone app with daily game-like exercises to help people with a serious mental illness reassess their beliefs.
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AI and genomic surveillance combine to detect health care infectious disease outbreaks
By coupling machine learning with whole genome sequencing, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University scientists greatly improved the quick detection of infectious disease outbreaks within a hospital setting over traditional methods for tracking outbreaks.
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Gutenberg Gait Database published
Gait disorders manifest themselves in various ways: One walks with small tripping steps, another drags a leg while walking. In one case, a foot does not roll over the sole of the foot, and in another, a foot is not lifted sufficiently but is rather dragged across the floor.
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Supercomputers joined the fight against antibiotic resistance
The development of antibiotics is one of the most significant breakthroughs in medicine. However, pathogens develop resistance mechanisms that thwart the effectiveness of antibiotics. Around 700,000 people die every year because of such resistant bacteria. Thanks to simulation strategies, supercomputers can help speed up the much-needed development of new antibiotic variants.
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A new pandemic simulator helps predict the evolution of pandemics
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, belonging to the ALFA group of the Valencian Institute of Artificial Intelligence (VRAIN), have participated in the development and validation of a new pandemic simulator that helps to predict the evolution of pandemics in different epidemiological scenarios.
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AI: better prognoses, but more validation work is needed
Artificial intelligence has become hugely more important in medicine. This is mainly due to the availability of ever increasing amounts of patient data. Despite this humans are often unable to properly process this much information because of limiting factors such as personnel or time availability, cognitive capacity and financial factors. The result of that is misdiagnosis.
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New app helps parents identify treatable childhood growth disorders earlier
A ground-breaking new, mobile phone app, 'GrowthMonitor' places the accurate measurement of children’s height in the hands of parents and carers. Preliminary data to be presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh suggests that the app could reliably identify treatable growth disorders, much earlier, with significant improvements in child health.
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AI: New insights into kidney disease with tropical frog models
Using cutting-edge genetic engineering, UZH researchers have developed a model to study hereditary kidney disease with the help of tropical frogs. The method allows them to collect large amounts of data on anomalies, which can then be analyzed using artificial intelligence. The research opens up new opportunities in the search for new treatment approaches for the hitherto incurable disease.
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Developing medicines - software incorporates the motion of atoms
Medicines are often helpful in the treatment of various diseases. In order for them to be effective, researchers need precise information about the surface molecules of viruses or bacteria, for example. Often, the motion of the atoms of these molecules is neglected while developing medicines. A team of researchers is working on software that incorporates such motions.
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Back problems: AI will provide personalised diagnosis
Back problems are generally regarded as a widespread disease with many sufferers struggling with pain. A team of researchers from TU Kaiserslautern, 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. Artificial intelligence methods are also being used.
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Wearable device could reduce racial disparities in blood measurements
Bioengineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington, in collaboration with Austin’s Shani Biotechnologies, LLC, have developed a new noninvasive technology that may help real-time monitoring of key blood parameters, such as hemoglobin, especially in Black patients.
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DFKI spin-off coneno supports Dutch and Belgian health organizations in monitoring COVID-19
COVID 19 has shown how important comprehensive basic information on infection pathways, disease progression and symptoms are for both the estimation of the pandemic course and for long-term research. The CASE platform of the DFKI spin-off coneno, founded in 2016, supports the monitoring of infectious diseases through direct participation of the population.
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Columbia Psychiatry launches mobile depression app
Columbia Psychiatry faculty in partnership with avoMD a next-gen clinical decision support platform, have developed an interactive smartphone application that provides point-of-care treatment algorithms for major depression. The app—known as Columbia Psychiatry Pathways—supports and strengthens the ability of clinicians to provide critical mental health services in an outpatient setting.
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A new app monitors cancer patients' quality of life
A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) has developed a new mobile application that facilitates the continuous monitoring of the quality of life of cancer patients. The app, called Lalaby, allows the patients' day-to-day life to be monitored from the information collected by sensors located in their mobile phone and other sources stored therein.
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AI-based technology quickly identifies genetic causes of serious disease
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists from University of Utah Health and Fabric Genomics, collaborators on a study led by Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
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OPTIMA aims to improve treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancer through AI
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – a joint undertaking of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) – announced the launch of OPTIMA, a € 21.3 million public-private research programme that will seek to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve care for patients with prostate, breast and lung cancer.
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Ear sensor permits safe telemedical care for COVID-19 risk patients
Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now successfully demonstrated this in a study involving 150 patients with risk factors for a severe progression of the disease.
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Smart textiles to help older people deal with long-term pain
Long-term pain is perhaps the single most important factor that reduces quality of life for older people. New technology based on therapeutic smart textiles can make it easier to manage pain. The idea behind the technology is to reduce the effects of impaired muscle strength, mobility, balance, memory or sensitivity from natural causes or illness.
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UCLA bioengineers develop new class of human-powered bioelectronics
A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one’s wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
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AI improves precision in breast cancer diagnosis
Researchers have developed an AI-based tool that improves the diagnosis of breast cancer tumours and the ability to predict the risk of recurrence. The greater diagnostic precision can lead to more personalised treatment for the large group of breast cancer patients with intermediate risk tumours. The results are published in the scientific journal Annals of Oncology.
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AI-driven dynamic face mask adapts to exercise, pollution levels
Researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
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Speaking by imagining
Computer scientists from the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of Bremen have now succeeded in an international project to realize a so-called speech neuroprosthetic. With it, imagined speech can be made acoustically audible - without latency in real time.
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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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Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine now available with anaesthetic gas monitoring
The Penlon Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine is now available with Masimo® anaesthetic gas monitoring option. Penlon Limited announces the immediate launch of the updated Penlon Prima 320...
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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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Sandvik acquires Polyfil
Sandvik acquires Polyfil which is one of three smaller entities in Accuratech Group. The other two are Galvarex S.A and Polyflex s.r.l.  Polyfil and Galvarex are based in Switzerland...
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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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TriMedika showcases pioneering hospital non-contact thermometer at MEDICA 2021
TriMedika – an innovative medical technology manufacturer providing clinical devices for hospitals worldwide – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to...
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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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Wincomm Powerful Medical AI Panel PC Extend to 24 Inch WMP-24K - Ready for Medical Edge AI Applications
Wincomm , a leading medical and industrial computer provider, launched 24 inch medical AI touch panel pc series, WMP-24K, capable to AI-powered imaging applications. Targeting on rising up artificial...
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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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DDC Dolphin showcases next-generation eco-friendly medical pulp macerator at MEDICA 2021
DDC Dolphin – a specialist sluice/dirty utility room equipment manufacturer and global supplier – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to showcase their...
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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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Pioneering prostate biopsy device showcased at MEDICA 2021
UK manufacturer JEB Technologies Ltd, a specialist product development company for the medical device industry, will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 on the (15 – 18 November 2021) to &#...
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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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Armstrong Medical launches state-of-the-art AquaVENT® VT heated ventilator circuits at MEDICA 2021
Armstrong Medical – a UK manufacturer of innovative respiratory products for use in Critical Care and Perioperative settings – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November...
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Cooling vests alleviate perceptual heat strain perceived by COVID-19 nurses
Cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensure that nurses experience less heat during their work and can therefore perform their work more pleasantly and comfortably. During their shift they wear...
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Delta ModTech opens new office/showroom in Sweden
Delta ModTech Opens New Office in Gothenburg, Sweden Delta ModTech, a leading manufacturer of converting, packaging and coating equipment, is pleased to announce the opening of their new office and...
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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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