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    In the US, the EMS Agenda 2050 is trying to shape what emergency medical services (EMS) will be like in the second half of the century. Guided by technical experts consisting of EMS directors, professors of emergency medicine and fire chiefs, it is supported by various federal institutions. MedicalExpo...

      Nîmes University Hospital in southern France launched its own medical device assessment center (IDIL) in 2016. The center recently organized a congress to discuss medical devices and how open innovation can further their development. We interviewed Thierry Chevalier, the doctor in charge of IDIL. MedicalExpo...

    Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the uninitiated. This is what Thermo Fischer Scientific introduced at EuroMedLab in Athens, Greece, with its brand new Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer. This automated analyzer is designed to bring together “the ease of use of clinical analyzers with the selectivity and...

    The Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform will enable surgeons to take advantage of augmented reality during spinal surgery or neurosurgery. Scopis relies on Microsoft HoloLens, a type of smart lens which projects virtual information synchronized with the real world. For example, the system can project the exact...

    Nosocomial infections continue to constitute a major health threat for both patients and caregivers. A French startup, MediHandTrace, intends to fight back with computer chips and radio waves. We interviewed company general manager Francine Lanceleur-Brenning to find out more. MedicalExpo e-Magazine: How did...

    “By training, I am an engineer. From a precision perspective, the standard impression process is a nightmare: You generate a copy of a copy of the original, and then a technician creates a copy.” Daniel Kaiserauer is the director of CS Solutions, Carestream’s division in charge of dental CAD/CAM restoration and a...

    Last October, it was revealed that Johnson & Johnson Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump had a cybersecurity vulnerability. With the rising number of connected (mostly wireless) glucose meters and insulin pumps, cybersecurity is becoming a key concern in this industry. In 2016, the Diabetes Technology Society published a...

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    Pressure ulcers are among the most dreaded dangers for diabetics, one caregivers have a hard time fighting. In response, Stryker, StiegelMeyer, ArjoHuntleigh and others offer anti-decubitus mattresses. The Czech company Linet has developed a comprehensive range of such products. We interviewed Zdenka Chalabalova,...

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    Dentists, meet Yomi. The FDA recently cleared the first robotic system for dental implant procedures. Through the use of haptic technology, Yomi can assist dentists in both the pre-operative and intra-operative parts of dental surgery. Thanks to an initial CT scan, the system can then provide dynamic surgical...

    One of the main concerns with 3D printing is the slow speed of additive manufacturing processes. Structo, a Singapore-based dental 3D printing company, claims to provide a solution with its DentaForm. This new dental 3D printer can build up to 30 models in 92 minutes, using Structo’s own MSLA (Mask StereoLithography)...

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    The U.S.-based National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announced in early 2017 that it will fund four artificial pancreas systems’ projects. The first artificial pancreas has been approved in 2016 by the FDA but it still requires patients to adjust insulin intakes. What the NIDDK is...

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    Knowing when osseointegration has reached the point that implant stability can be guaranteed is a tricky task for dentists. Osstell’s IDx is a non-invasive tool making it possible to assess quickly the healing process. The device relies on resonance frequency analysis, a technique the Swedish company developed sending...

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    The quest to non-invasive blood glucose level monitoring is on. Two professors from Western New England University have created a small device that measures acetone on the patient’s breath. As acetone level has been linked to blood glucose level, it should be able to help patient know if they require insulin without...

    With Foster’s new MediBatch color concentrates, it may become easier to handle colorful medical devices. The company introduced recently a new line of health-friendly concentrates which, blended with unpigmented polymers, could ease the production of colorful devices. Foster’s new range is made of pigments that have...

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    The BOOMcast was one of the most spectacular pieces of technology presented at BIOMEDevice. Filled with electronic components, this leg cast includes four force-sensitive resistors that monitor the load-bearing conditions of the healing bone. As a connected device, these information are sent to the cloud in real-time...

    Zeus displayed its new Aeos ePTFE suture monofilament at BIOMEDevice. This fiber provides a soft feel and high knot strength. Made from PTFE that’s been extruded and expanded under controlled conditions, it contains microscopic pores, resulting in a flexible and strong product while being chemically inert. The Aeos...

    Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly used in operating rooms. Because the surgeon can no longer see the intervention area, image quality becomes crucial. While 4K and 3-D imaging are still rare in hospitals, VIMS Systems presented a generational leap at ArabHealth: 7K. This heightened resolution gives the...

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    At the ArabHealth 2017 exhibition, U.K. pressure ulcer specialist Rober presented an innovative mattress that prevents injuries for immobile patients by changing continuously and dynamically its configuration. The NoDec Wizard relies on two kinds of therapy methods, which can be used separately or together: a 3...

    Real-time 3-D imaging reconstruction of patients is becoming a reality. Philips is introducing into the OR a new surgical navigation technology: augmented reality. The company is combining low-dose X-ray imaging and high-resolution optical cameras that capture images from markers placed around the surgical site. This...

    Bioservo’s Robotic SEM technology could change the lives of numerous patients with weakened hand grip. It takes the form of a three-fingered glove and a power unit. Inside the glove, finger sensors and artificial tendons are activated by the power unit to augment strength. The amount of force a glove provides is...

    The dirtiest place in healthcare facilities is the bottom of the shoes walking around them, according to DETECTO. At Medica, the New York-based manufacturer presented its brand new HealthySole. This device, which resembles a scale, has been shown to kill 99% of exposed shoe bottom microorganisms, such as bacterial and...

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    In-home health monitoring is reaching new heights. One of most impressive innovations at Medica 2016 is the Braster, which improves home breast cancer screening. This sleek device acts as a smart, connected thermal camera, able to detect the thermal markers of breast cancer. After a 15-minute self-examination, a woman...

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    At first glance, the Thinklabs One stands out in the crowded digital stethoscope scene thanks to its sleek design. However, its real value lies in how it sounds. The One relies on a patented technology which amplifies audio signals up to a hundred times. Thinklabs has developed its own in-ear headphones to take...

    Eco-friendly, safer and connected, some of the ambulances displayed at EMS World Expo 2016 in early October have embraced innovation.   Sustainability was a keyword at the New Orleans trade show. Though not new, solar panels are appearing on more and more ambulance roofs. For example, the redesigned Crestline Icon 2.0,...

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    The da Vinci and similar robotic surgical systems have gained a solid reputation as helpful colleagues, facilitating complex procedures for numerous surgeons. But what if robot-assisted minimally-invasive surgery also could provide cosmetic benefits? A French-based cancer research institute is testing the da...

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    Some may think the wearable ECG market is overcrowded, but seeing big players joining the throng shows there is still room. At Shanghai’s CMEF, a significant player jumped in—Mindray, one of China’s biggest and most diversified health care equipment companies. Its Mr. Wear was officially released on the Chinese market...

    Electronic health records are often available locally, more rarely nationally and never globally. This can make it difficult to identify existing conditions and to enter medical data in patient files accessible by other physicians. NCord, an Indian-based biotech company, is trying to meet this challenge with its...

    INFOGRAPHICS. 3D printed medical equipment is no longer a fantasy. Medical professionals need to pay attention to what has become a key trend in the industry, with an almost continuous flow of announcements. From sternums to robotic hands and thyroid glands, we have selected some of the most stunning...

    Fully motorized wheelchairs have been available for quite some time now. However, they’ve been criticized for discouraging upper body use. As a consequence, add-ons for standard wheelchairs were all the rage at Rehacare, making it occasionally dangerous to walk the aisles due to fast-moving equipment, whether human-...

    Hand prostheses have made an impressive technological leap in recent years. Among the companies behind this revolution, Touch Bionics stands out as one of the pioneers. We wanted to meet them at Rehacare to learn how their i-limbs connected prosthetic hands work. Instead, the meeting turned into a discussion with two...

    Exoskeletons are on the way. Our video report will show you how today’s paralyzed patients are able to walk the aisles of a trade show. The technological achievement of putting on their feet people who can’t feel them, is reaching maturity, with companies like Ekso Bionics and ReWalk articulating clear...

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    Videogaming consoles with motion sensors, such as Microsoft Kinect or Nintendo Wii U, have been used for quite some time to improve patient activity. Now, the FDA clearance accorded Reflexion Health marks a turning point in serious medical gaming. Their Vera solution differs from others in its feedback feature. Not...

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    While medical apps are gaining traction in doctors’ offices and hospitals, the next big thing for medical professionals may well be add-ons for smartphones. One intelligent example is the pluggable ophthalmic lens from the Italian company, D-Eye. To use it, a physician just needs to mount a bumper on his/her...

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    Lending equipment and supplies to other departments and sometimes to other hospitals is a standard procedure for medical professionals, but one which is not always easy to manage. LendMed, a US based start-up, is trying to turn this difficulty into an opportunity by creating a digital lending network. Through LendMed,...

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    “My computer network has come under attack”. It seems that almost every week a medical institution issues a statement to the effect that hackers tried to dig into its IT systems. Most of the time, they were successful. If you think your IT admin can solve the problem by setting up a proper firewall, you need to think...

    Panasonic’s 3-D Multiview Anatomy System turns cadaver dissection into a 21st multimedia tool. It relies on layer-by-layer dissections photographed and integrated into the system. Through this tool, medical schools can dig into each part of the body, including the head, neck, breast, abdomen, pelvis, back, upper limbs...

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    When a designer and an orthopedic surgeon meet, they create… a stool. Zami Life, a stool designed for healthy sitting and posture, was one of those smart innovations hidden in Medica’s corridors. This curved stool intends to re-position the spine with its natural S-curve, contrary to the standard flat chair, which...

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    The IEC 80001-1 standard is gaining ground. Designed for the “application of risk management for IT-networks incorporating medical devices,” this ISO standard will require heavy documentation work to become applicable by hospitals. A need identified by German software editor Bayoo.Net. This company provides medical...

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    If telesurgery designed for space exploration, as discussed in MiroSurge article, is not your idea of telemedicine, what Patientus is building may come closer. Plus, Patientus has the added benefit of a particularly easy-to-use graphic interface, which could simplify telemedicine both for patients and doctors. HD...

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    Watch our video report. 4K Cameras, encoders, monitors, workflow systems, and more. All the pieces are now in place for hospitals to implement this unprecedented level of imaging quality. Yet most of the industry players we met at Medica turned out to be surprisingly cautious about the rise of 4K. The slow evolution...

    Watch our video report. Cell phones and their mobile applications are everywhere in the medical world. These devices have become so widespread that the American Society of Anesthesiologists recently issued a warning about their use in operating rooms. The aisles of the medical industry’s biggest trade show were...

    Not that long ago, with its Google Glass, Google generated strong buzz for augmented reality (adding images to a real-world environment). Medical applications were often mentioned as some of the most promising areas of development for this technology. Even though Google suspended its Glass program, other contenders...

    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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