Golden health tips from winning Olympic Athletes
During all trade fair days, visitors were able to meet winning Olympians – not only in form of virtual avatars but also live: Heike Henkel, Olympic high-jump champion, and Lars Riedel, Olympic discus throw champion, were a popular attraction at the MEDICA SPORTS HUB – a new action area in the middle of the physiotherapy theme segment. In short presentations and supplemented by small exercises to participate in, the focus was on tips and tricks for healthy training, proper nutrition, team success and aspects of mental health. On these topics, Heike Henkel and Lars Riedel were able to report not only from their experience as sports professionals but also from their current active lives. As a certified mental coach, Henkel advises competitive athletes, while Riedel is a passionate golfer. On every day of the trade fair, he invited visitors to participate in a special golfer's warm-up to establish the perfect rotation of the body. As a sought-after brand ambassador in the medical sector, Riedel knows MEDICA well: “It's always exciting here to see how products and technology evolve.”
Subcontracting: Cutting-edge know-how for cutting-edge technologies
In many cases, an important foundation for top performance using cutting-edge technologies (e.g., for vital data acquisition) is provided by the approximately 700 companies participating in COMPAMED in Halls 8a and 8b. They provide the medical technology industry with a complete range of high-performance components and digitalized solutions, such as sensors, batteries, chips, biocompatible and ultra-tight coatings and radio modules for mobile diagnostic devices (including wearables), implants and laboratory equipment. Microfluidics is currently a particularly popular topic and was therefore the subject of two well-attended program sessions at the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM held by the IVAM trade association. The handling of liquids in the smallest of installation spaces is significant for laboratory medical test procedures and, as a result of the Covid pandemic, has been constantly the focus of attention.
The next staging of MEDICA and COMPAMED will be held from November 13 – 16, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at MEDICA and COMPAMED 2023, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Visit www.medica-tradefair.com, www.compamed-tradefair.com and www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/mdnachicago