Organ-on-a-chip could improve blood testing for patients

Organ-on-a-chip

When studying diseases or testing potential drug therapies, researchers usually turn to cultured cells on Petri dishes or experiments with lab animals, but recently, researchers have been developing a different approach: small, organ-on-a-chip devices that mimic the functions of human organs, serving as potentially cheaper and more effective tools.

Now, researchers have built a new device that’s especially good for modeling atherosclerosis — the constriction of blood vessels that’s the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. In a paper appearing this week in APL Bioengineering, from AIP Publishing, researchers illustrate how the new device can be used to study important inflammatory responses in cells that line the vessel in ways that could not be done in animal models. The research team also explains how this organ-on-a-chip could improve blood testing for patients. Continue reading “Organ-on-a-chip could improve blood testing for patients”

How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview.

Never before in the history of robotics, social robots have been so close to us, in our society. We are ‘evolving’, so as our society, lifestyle and the needs. AI and Robotics together are converging towards creating a smarter, happier and healthier eco-system of living. The first part of the talk will reinforce that such social robots have a range of potential societal applications in healthcare and therapy, and that as a robotics industry, SoftBank Robotics’ R&D and Innovation is around the centrality of wellbeing of people. The second part will present the feedback and needs from the real users, and will highlighting some of the immediate R&D directions. The talk will conclude with some open challenges ahead, including social and ethical issues and emphasize on the greater need of a bigger and multidisciplinary effort. Continue reading “How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics”

New technologies can influence rehabilitation of patients as we know it today – Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

Lieven De Maesschalck

New technologies can influence rehabilitation of patients as we know it today – Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

Lieven De Maesschalck is a registered nurse & Master in Nursing science. As Innovationmanager, he is responsible for Mobilab, a multidisciplinary centre of expertise, conducting applied research into wellbeing and technology connected to the university college Thomas More Kempen. He is doing research for at least 20 years. On January 31, 2018, he will speak about The impact of exoskeleton use for patients at the Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

What drives you?

Patientdriven: Always looking for innovation for the individual person. Technology must be supportive for the person. Continue reading “New technologies can influence rehabilitation of patients as we know it today – Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab”

Emersion of data analytics has greatest potential to individualize therapy – Alexander König, Reactive Robotics

König Reactive Robotics

Emersion of data analytics has greatest potential to individualize therapy – Alexander König Reactive Robotics

Alexander is founder and CEO of Reactive Robotics. He is a frequent speaker at innovation events in the fields of robotics and medical-technology, holds several patents and published over 30 scientific articles in the field of technology-assisted motor-rehabilitation. On January 31, 2018, he will speak about Intelligent robotics for Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients at Health Tech Event at MECC Maastricht.

What drives you? Continue reading “Emersion of data analytics has greatest potential to individualize therapy – Alexander König, Reactive Robotics”

Digital Health Accelerator Program by Rockstart

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Health Tech Event‘s partner, Rockstart Digital Health, announces applications open for its accelerator program.

As a part of our network, we think this might be interesting for you.

Applications are open for Rockstart Digital Health. The 6-month program held in Nijmegen provides an unparalleled access to the healthcare ecosystem, capital, coaching and investors for entrepreneurs who are looking to change the way things are done in healthcare. Continue reading “Digital Health Accelerator Program by Rockstart”

International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema

International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema is CEO of Vektis, the leading healthcare information provider in the Netherlands. Mr Bennema is an experienced executive with an inherent strength of improving businesses based on analytical insight. Under his leadership, Vektis evolved from an organization focused on collecting healthcare claims-data to an information provider for the entire healthcare system in the Netherlands. Prior to Vektis, Mr Bennema was boardmember of Solera Netherlands, specializing in automobile related claims. Herman started his career as a technical officer in the Royal Netherlands Airforce after finishing his education at the Royal Military Academie. He also holds a graduate degree in business economics. Herman Bennema will speak on Jan 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht, about Big data for healthcare. Continue reading “International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis”

Innovating Healthcare Hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare (video)

Innovating Healthcare Hackathon

Innovating Healthcare Hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare

innovate.healthcare is a hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare with progressive ideas, creative thinking and active doing. It takes place on Dec 1st- Dec 3rd, 2017, in Brussels. Continue reading “Innovating Healthcare Hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare (video)”

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey is Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist) at SoftBank Robotics Europe, Paris, France, also serving as the scientific coordinator of collaborative projects. Earlier for 6 years he worked as researcher in Robotics and AI at LAAS-CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), France. His Ph.D. thesis (Towards Socially Intelligent Robots in Human Centered Environment), is among the best three theses in Robotics in Europe for prestigious euRobotics Georges Giralt Award. He is the principal investigator in various European Union (EU) projects. He is also the founding coordinator of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) Topic Group (TG) of euRobotics and the recipient of Non Residential Bihari Honour Award, 2014 for Science, Technology and Education, one of the highest level civilian honors, awarded by the state of Bihar, India. Amit Kumar Pandey will speak about How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare on January 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

What drives you?

Society and Societal needs. Robotics and AI. Continue reading “Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics”

Intelligent robotics for Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients – Presented by Alexander König, Reactive Robotics

König Reactive Robotics

Intelligent robotics for Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients – Presented by Alexander König, Reactive Robotics, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht. Read the interview

I will present the options on how to introduce robotics into an ICU while showing obstacles and solutions of getting such a startup off the ground. Continue reading “Intelligent robotics for Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients – Presented by Alexander König, Reactive Robotics”

Microsoft plans to use AI software to transform healthcare market, launches new dedicated division

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Microsoft plans to use AI software to transform healthcare market, launches new dedicated division

Microsoft is setting up a new healthcare department at its ­Cambridge research facility, as part of plans to use its artificial intelligence software to ­enter the health market. The computer giant has created the division as part of its commitment to “transform healthcare” using technologies such as machine learning and cloud computing.

Its research plans ­include monitoring systems that can help keep patients out of hospitals and alert them in a timely manner about problems, and large studies into ­diseases such as diabetes. Continue reading “Microsoft plans to use AI software to transform healthcare market, launches new dedicated division”