• Christina Kuhrcke, Author at MedicalExpo e-Magazine
    The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

    Christina Kuhrcke

    Christina Kuhrcke is a Berlin-based freelance journalist, doctor and digital storyteller.

    When it comes to lab automation, microbiology used to lag behind other laboratory disciplines – at least up to now. U.S. medical company Becton Dickinson has developed the fully automated sample processing system BD Kiestra TLA. This new technology, which is currently being tested at the Heidelberg University Hospital,...

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    HD Medical has revealed at FIME its HD Steth: a digital smart auscultation device that looks and feels like a regular stethoscope. Almost 200 years after French physician René Laennec invented the first stethoscope, this smartphone-connected innovation is likely to be one of the most revolutionary advancements in...

    U.K.-based digital health platform Babylon has developed an artificially intelligent triage feature, which can perform with higher speed and accuracy than healthcare professionals, when it comes to recommending next steps for health problems.   Since launching in February 2015, Babylon has been offering digital...

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    According to a current WHO estimate, more than 100 million people worldwide need a prosthesis or orthosis, and 9 in 10 of them have no access to these relatively expensive devices. Several organizations are currently trying to fill this dramatic medical supply gap with the help of 3-D technology.   Born without fingers...

    Same-day hip replacement is a new procedure which allows patients to receive an endoprosthesis without having to spend the night in the hospital. Such accelerated treatment is possible by combining the highly-efficient minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement method with meticulously organized...

    A medical breakthrough, bioresorbable scaffolds are designed to repair and restore diseased coronary vessels. They are intended to deliver results similar to drug-eluting stents before being completely resorbed by the body. Despite some limitations, they usher in a new era for interventional cardiology.   A couple of...

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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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    Gait Up is a Switzerland-based wearable technology company specializing in movement analysis, particularly gait, with a mission to prevent falls and injuries, improve treatments, and enhance physical performances. Patients and athletes who strap on a pair of Gait Up’s shoe-worn Physilog wearable devices can have 25...

    Toronto-based startup Figure 1 enables healthcare professionals to digitally share and discuss medical cases by uploading real-life clinical pictures. The app, which is a free download on the App Store and on the Google Play Store, launched in North America in May 2013 and has since acquired over half a million users...

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    As far as CEO Dr. Dennis Göbel is concerned, the sound of ambulance sirens should soon be heard far less often in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Since September 2014, he and his team at Agaplesion Deaconry Clinics have been working on replacing emergency vehicles with drones. A first in Europe when it comes to...

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    The Elipse  is a novel intragastric balloon for weight loss treatment by Allurion Technologies that does not require invasive medical procedures or anesthesia when being placed inside or removed from a patient’s body. Dr. Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Allurion Technologies, recounts his...

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