This year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany will present groundbreaking innovations for tomorrow’s medical progress from November 18 – 21, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. With more than 5,300 exhibitors from 70 countries, MEDICA is the world’s largest medical trade fair. As part of the event, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (MCHF) has evolved into a central hotspot for presenting state-of-the-art solutions and will take with sessions addressing the Internet of Medical. Zimmer & Peacock, for example, offer biosensors that analyze pH values, glucose, lactate and uric acid. These sensors are implemented in wearables for direct use on the body and thus assist in smart diagnostics of health parameters.
The “world championship” of medical IoT solutions
The ten finalists of the 11th Healthcare Innovation World Cup will also present their developments at the MCHF, starting at 1:00 pm on November 18. An international jury will select the winner from these finalists, who have been selected from several hundred applicants.
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The start-up MOIO developed a smart care patch for use in out-patient care as well as at home that increases the quality of life for care givers and people who require Natalie Heckel of MOIO will present the latest on this innovation in the afternoon of November 21 during the MEDICA DISRUPT session as part of the MCHF. MOIO will also be an exhibitor at the Wearable Technologies Show, the large joint stand in Hall 13 (Stand D46).
Body Augmentation – smart additions to our bodies
Starting at 3:00 pm on November 18, the MCHF will focus on augmentations to the human body, such as bionic eyes, intelligent implants and exoskeletons. Dr. Nadia Tsao will talk about the possibilities of using 3D printing processes to create body parts - from printed hips to knee joints. In a report published two years ago, Dr. Tsao forecasted that global 3D bio-printing sales would reach $ 1.9 billion by 2028.
In the same session, Raina Chang, European Business Director of FREE Bionics in Taiwan, will present exoskeletons offering valuable robotic support for stroke patients during their rehabilitation process. These exoskeletons are also helpful when it comes to exercise for people with spinal injuries. The company UniExo has also recognized the value of exoskeletons in the rehabilitation of people with limited mobility.
Robots assist senior citizens at home
Robotics can also be used for care at home. medisana’s new robot temi, is intended to function as a digital helper in the daily life of senior citizens. Ulrich Schulze-Althoff, Vice President of medisana, will present the home care robot in the session on November 18 in the afternoon as part of the MCHF. temi is shaped like a tablet PC on wheels and reminds users to take their medicine on time. By integrating Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistance system, the home care robot can be linked to compatible smart home devices in the household of senior citizens..