Photonics in Health Care – Application areas

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Photonics in Health Care – Application areas

Biophotonics is a new and fast growing discipline in the health care and life sciences industry. Biophotonics studies the interaction between light and human tissue. Using multiband photonic and spectroscopic methods it is able to analyze cells and tissues by the way these living structures absorb, reflect and scatter light. This can be used to diagnose and treat diseases ranging from cancer to strokes and Alzheimer’s.

The benefits of photonics in health care are plentiful. The technology is non-invasive and has no adverse side effects, as it only deploys a light beam for diagnosis and treatment. Medical devices based on photonics technology are small and easy to handle, making the treatment highly portable. Last but not least, the cost of photonics treatment is low.

Researchers have identified several health care fields where biophotonics technology is especially promising: Continue reading “Photonics in Health Care – Application areas”

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”

Big data for healthcare: more than a promise – Presented by Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema

Big data for healthcare: more than a promise – Presented by Herman Bennema, Vektis, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview.

The presentation shows the actual and near future possibilities of big data analytics in heathcare based on administrative data Continue reading “Big data for healthcare: more than a promise – Presented by Herman Bennema, Vektis”

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”

Health Tech Event welcomes Zorginnovatie.nl as Media Partner

ZorgInnovatie.nl

Health Tech Event welcomes Zorginnovatie.nl as Media Partner. The event will take place on 31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Zorginnovatie.nl 
Zorginnvatie.nl is a platform and community for innovators in healthcare. Everyone can present their healthcare innovation and/or contribute to the development of the ideas of others. It is or goal to ‘connect’ and ‘accelerate’. We connect existing structures and innovation networks in healthcare by stimulating dissemination of knowledge and intensive collaborations. With Zorginnovatie.nl we created a solid online platform with relevant stakeholders. The acceleration of innovations happens within the online community, which offers valuable suggestions and substantive comments from members. Zorginnovatie provides insights and links them to relevant actors or organizations. Continue reading “Health Tech Event welcomes Zorginnovatie.nl as Media Partner”

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”