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From screening apps for medical conditions to video games for vital training—digital technology is impacting healthcare in Africa, reaching remote locations and bringing cost-effective solutions to poverty-stricken areas. But the experts say it is important to ensure claims are based on evidence and local systems are...

The 2018 edition of the Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) took place in Orlando from July 17th to 19th. Among the most interesting products and solutions displayed at the United States’ biggest medical fair, we picked Equatel Health, a centralized e-health management system developed by the firm of the same...

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The digital health conference Doctors 2.0 & You is supporting the conference Reverse Innovation for Health, organized by the Foundation of the Academy of Medicine, which takes place in Paris at the end of May. We talked to three of the main speakers who are presenting their innovations.             >> Anass El Hilal,...

The start-up UniExo develops modular robotic exoskeleton devices to help people with injuries and mobility problems restore their motor functions. Their wearable devices look like a robotic arm or leg and are designed to improve rehabilitation for all limbs.   Under the remote supervision of a doctor, the device...

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At a time of digitalization, the health sector, like many others (industry, retail, banking, etc.), must reinvent itself. Patients have become more demanding with processing times, punctuality, quality, etc., and healthcare professionals are now scrutinized through applications. With the digital age, reputation and...

From hand-held labs to non-invasive devices, blood testing is undergoing a revolution. Cutting-edge technology is increasingly being employed in the development of diagnostic tools as innovators strive to help tackle disease, improve treatment and reach communities in remote locations.   Dr. Owain Williams, senior...

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Dental patients could see waiting times cut drastically with a new multi-material full-color 3D printer due to be launched in May.   The J720 3D dental printer from the company Stratasys promises to speed up turnaround times so dental labs can treat more patients and take on new cases without extra operating costs. It...

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David Ferreira & Monique Mrazek, International Finance Corporation (IFC).   The rapid evolution of technologies that collect and analyze data of individuals on an ongoing basis, making such data more available, accessible, and useful, has important implications for healthcare. Combined with other technological advances...

Smartphones have revolutionized our communications, as tweets, text messages, and even occasional phone calls come flying at us. And these devices, actually handheld computers, are starting to change how healthcare is delivered. Smartphones now can replace blood pressure cuffs, thermometers and stethoscopes. But even...

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Radiologists on staff at ProMedica, a not-for-profit, 12-hospital healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, may not know how spoiled they are. Working remotely, they can call up real-time diagnostic images from the Emergency Department or archived data from four years ago without logging...

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Clarius Mobile Health hopes to launch its new wireless ultrasound scanner by late 2016, assuming it receives the FDA’s 510(k) clearance and complies with Health Canada, CE, and other regional regulations. MedicalExpo e-mag asked Dave Willis*, Clarius Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, to describe the innovative...

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CNOGA Medical, developer and manufacturer of medical devices, launched its TensorTip MTX and VSM non-invasive multiple bio-parameter measurement devices at April’s CMEF Fair in Shanghai. The Chinese company had announced earlier the same month that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) had approved both...

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The emergence of wearable biosensors might be fantastic for tracking the cardiovascular health of individual patients, but it raises questions of reliability of the data as well as ethical issues. Tracking the movements of patients’ hearts has become commonplace with the advent of small, wearable cardiovascular...

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The Center for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Denmark is developing innovative technologies to improve patient care and clinical work flows. Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Consultant at the OUH innovation unit, talked about a video-based project to treat COPD patients at...

Figuring out ways to travel beyond our planet often presents us with innovations that also make staying on it somewhat better – not least, when it comes to healthcare: CAT-scanners, memory foam mattresses and ear thermometers are just a few examples of inventions that have their origins in space travel engineering. A...

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“Moving beyond meeting” is IT specialist Cisco’s slogan for the TelePresence Clinical Presence System. These mobile telemedicine carts for healthcare allow doctor-patient meetings to take place virtually via a widescreen monitor and HD camera. This preserves face-to-face consultations while saving time and energy for...

With 1250 exhibitors from 33 countries, the 22nd edition of Hospitalar took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 19 to 22. Though only a midsize trade show, it attracts significant attention, drawing 96,000 professional visitors according to organizers. This comes as no surprise given Latin America’s growing healthcare...

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MedicalExpo e-magazine: The future of medicine you were describing earlier implies a huge structural change in the traditional healthcare system. Bertalan Mesko: Absolutely. It means a huge change because right now physicians are the only stakeholders who can access medical data and use these new innovative medical...

As the aging population increases worldwide, the need for medical attention increases. Indeed, with the rising prevalence of chronic disease and other age-related health disorders, receiving treatment can be inconvenient and complicated. This inconvenience applies to the aged who have mobility or transportation...

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