MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM presents new solutions From IoT and care robots to wound healing and pain therapy

Oct. 11, 2019

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 Internet of Things (IoT) solutions has selected ten finalists of the 11th Healthcare Innovation World Cup. They 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.

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. 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. 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.

In the afternoon of November 19, the 8th MEDICA App COMPETITION will take place on the MCHF stage to find the world’s best health app solution. Starting at 1:00 pm., ten finalists, who have been selected in advance, will compete in their final pitch. More information will be available at at the end of October. The competition will be followed by the HEALTH ACCELERATOR REVERSE PITCH, where companies such as Bayer G4A, Merck and Roche Diagnostics will present their funding programs for start-ups.

The MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM and its program offers over 100 health start-ups a platform to present their products. MEDICA DISRUPT is one part of this program, where start-ups will present their creative ideas from 1:00 and 3:00 pm November 18 – 21 and from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm on November 21. The range of applications will include medically certified wearables, diagnostics, health monitoring, women's health, mental health as well as the treatment and therapy of chronic diseases and Big Data and AI in the healthcare field. Solutions for clinics and care centers as well as digitalizing the point-of-care round off the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in the final session from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. on November 21.

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