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mHealth: measuring cranial deformation with a mobile phone
Photomedas. This is the name of a non-invasive system that will help measure the cranial deformation of infants – from newborns, to 12-month-old babies. It is comprised of a mobile phone application and a mesh cap, and has been developed by Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) researchers together with La Fe hospital specialists.
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mHealth: self-monitoring solution for uncontrolled asthma
A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone connects to a wireless spirometer and the app can register respiratory symptoms and provide visual feedback on treatment.
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Prosthetics: electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features
People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
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Sensors: electronic skin technology for AI development
DGIST announced on Wednesday, August 21 that Professor Jae Eun Jang's team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed electronic skin technology that can detect "prick" and "hot" pain sensations like humans. This research result is expected to be applied on the development of humanoid robots and patients wearing prosthetic hands in the future.
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AI: radiomics model to predict thyroid nodules
Machine learning models can be trained to extract immunohistochemical (IHC) characteristics from the CT scans of patients with suspected thyroid nodules, and these IHC characteristics can then be utilized to significantly improve thyroid nodule diagnoses.
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Augmented reality: glasses help people with low vision
In a new study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers found that adapted augmented reality (AR) glasses can improve patients' mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%.
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Robotics: software for diagnostics and fail-safe operation
A team of scientists from School of Engineering at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Institute of Automation and Control Processes, and Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a software module to automatically diagnose defects in sensors and electric drives in various kinds of robots.
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Wearables: sensors detect what's in your sweat
New easy-to-make sensors can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration. Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in your sweat.
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Wearables: wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health
Skin-hugging sensors track health indicators and use a novel type of RFID to beam signals to receivers clipped to clothing. We tend to take our skin's protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering heart or a flush of embarrassment.
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Exoskeleton: walk and run more easily
Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount of energy at a given speed. For example, at low speeds, the metabolic rate of walking is lower than that of running in a slow jog; at high speeds, the metabolic rate of running is lower than that of speed walking.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a recognized global leader in catheters, introducers, and delivery systems, announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated...
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Certifikation as Medizinproduct IIb
Certification as Medical Device IIb for SICOLAB med With the oil-free SICOLAB med compressor, we offer our customers a first-class, tailor-made product solution for the compressed air supply of...
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High mix – low volume
In the pharmaceutical industry, we notice a growing need for high mix–low volume production (HMLV). HMVL means that medication and medical devices are presented to the patient more and more...
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Raumedic improves the sliding properties of thermoplastic products
Helmbrechts – With a new biocompatible additive, Raumedic is working to further enhance the sliding properties of medical plastic components. The mechanical and chemical characteristics of the base...
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greenTEG receives the Seal of Excellence from the EU Horizon 2020 program
We are thrilled to announce that greenTEG has been awarded the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence, issued by the Executive Commission for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, a body of the European...
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Viant Appoints Longtime Medical Device Leader to Chief Executive Officer
Alton Shader to Spearhead Global Services Provider’s Continued Expansion FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 12, 2019 – Viant, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, announced...
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