MD&M West in Anaheim, California is the largest American exhibition for design and manufacturing in medical technology. Visitors mainly include developers and decision-makers from the manufacturing industry. The show is enjoying increasing international popularity and has meanwhile firmly established itself as one of the top medical technology marketplaces for component manufacturers from Europe and Asia. This will also be demonstrated by the international joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in Hall C.
From February 5 to 7, 2019, high-tech companies from Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Spain and the USA will be presenting their products and services...17.01.2019 | Read more
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An infrared system from Heraeus Noblelight has dramatically reduced energy costs in the coating of board for food packaging at the Stroud factory of The...12.12.2018 | Read more
From 5 to 7 December, the OEB Global 2018 trade fair will take place in Berlin. The international conference and exhibition format under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research focuses on innovative learning technologies and IT developments, along with the newest trends in organisations involved in training and further education.
The trade fair will welcome visitors and exhibitors from over 80 countries, all with vastly differing experiences and thus underlining the international flair...04.12.2018 | Read more
Highly innovative and highly international: The COMPAMED 2018 has again proven its position as the world's leading marketplace for medical technology processes and components. This year again around 20,000 trade visitors visited Halls 8a and 8b in search of smart high-tech components and ultra-precise manufacturing processes.
The COMPAMED, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, co-located to the MEDICA medical technology trade fair from November 12-15, proved to be more...29.11.2018 | Read more
Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk “normally” again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system developed by a Kaiserslautern research team in cooperation with physicians and biomechanics shall help to achieve this goal. Only little technology is necessary: The movement sequences are measured via small sensors on the feet, legs, and pelvis. A software evaluates the gait and gives the user feedback so that he can improve his movement. At the Medica medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf from 12 to 15 November, the researchers will present their project at the research stand (hall 7a, stand B06) of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Dr Gabriele Bleser and her team from the junior research group wearHEALTH at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) are working on a mobile gait...07.11.2018 | Read more
A clot in a blood vessel can block the artery. This is what doctors call thrombosis. To prevent thrombosis, exercises for legs and feet help. Often, however, those affected lack motivation. The computer game “jumpBALL”, developed by Kaiserslautern researchers together with medical doctors, provides helpful support. What is special: It's controlled by your feet. The researchers have developed it to be used with smartphones and tablets. The game can also help after a stroke or hip or knee surgery. At the Medica medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf from 12 to 15 November, researchers will present the game at the research stand of Rhineland-Palatinate (hall 7a, stand B06).
Thrombosis is the third most common cardiovascular disease after heart attacks and strokes. The risk group mainly includes elderly people, but also patients...05.11.2018 | Read more
FISBA develops and manufactures optical components and optical micro systems with innovative illumination, laser beam shaping, intelligent imaging and illumination solutions for life science applications from a single source, with all required disciplines united under one roof for costumers worldwide. They are designed with the customer, developed to serial production readiness, and are producible in high quantities.
The FISBA FISCam™ is a customizable micro camera that delivers impressive images and video at 30 frames per second. The compact design measures less than 2 mm...01.11.2018 | Read more
Arteriosclerosis is one of the widespread diseases. If the blood is no longer pumped properly through the veins, a heart attack or stroke may be the consequence. In most cases, the disease is only diagnosed at an advanced stage. Computer scientists from Kaiserslautern are working on software that will enable doctors to detect calcification early on and to plan surgeries more effectively. For this purpose, they use image data from computer tomographies (CT). At the Medica medical technology trade fair from 12th to 15th November in Düsseldorf, they will present the technology at the research stand (Hall 7a, Stand B06) in Rhineland Palatinate.
Too little exercise, unhealthy food, smoking - these factors promote arteriosclerosis. In industrialized countries, the disease is responsible for half of all...31.10.2018 | Read more
Whether at work or at leisure - more and more people are feeling stressed. This makes it all the more important to learn to consciously relax in order to get stress under control. The app "Stress-Mentor", which was developed by a team of researchers from Kaiserslautern, helps to solve this problem: Users can playfully incorporate various methods of relaxation such as meditation into their daily routine. The app was further developed into a "pain mentor" for pain patients. At the Medica medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf from 12 to 15 November, the researchers will present their project at the research stand (hall 7a, stand B06) of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Sleep disorders, exhaustion, back pain - all of these symptoms can be signs of stress. In the long term, this is harmful to health. Although there are many...29.10.2018 | Read more
The 3D production of precision components was the focus of the LaserForum 2018, which took place in mid-October at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (RUB). In three consecutive sessions, experts from research and industry presented and discussed the latest developments and insights from additive, subtractive and hybrid manufacturing processes.
Based on the recently awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for the "Optical Tweezers" (Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland), Prof. Esen from the...24.10.2018 | Read more
So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth – the formation of wood.
Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. Now researchers at the Abramson Cancer...
The scientific and political community alike stress the importance of German Antarctic research
Joint Press Release from the BMBF and AWI
The Antarctic is a frigid continent south of the Antarctic Circle, where researchers are the only inhabitants. Despite the hostile conditions, here the Alfred...
World first experiments on sensor that may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles
The new sensor - capable of detecting vibrations of living cells - may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles.
Dead and alive at the same time? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have implemented Erwin Schrödinger’s paradoxical gedanken experiment employing an entangled atom-light state.
In 1935 Erwin Schrödinger formulated a thought experiment designed to capture the paradoxical nature of quantum physics. The crucial element of this gedanken...
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