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Nine new installations in US for DigniCap

Dignitana announces that the DigniCap scalp cooling system, which was cleared in December 2015 by the FDA to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, will soon be available in nine additional medical centers across the United States including the four locations of University of…

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Knitting and weaving artificial muscles

Researchers at Linköping University and the University of Borås have coated normal fabric with an electroactive material, and given it the ability to actuate in the same way as muscle fibres. “Enormous and impressive advances have been made in the development of exoskeletons, which now enable people with disabilities to…

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New project on self-tracking

Danish researchers are testing how patients´ own measurements and data can be used as a means to improve their treatment. A group of patients at the hospital in Vejle will test how self-tracking can help the healthcare services to tailor a treatment that is more personal, efficient and easier to…

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New app can detect early signs of stroke

Researchers from the University of Turku have developed a smartphone application that detects atrial fibrillations. “Around 70% of strokes due to atrial fibrillation could be avoided with pre-emptive medication. However, atrial fibrillation often occurs randomly and has very little symptoms, if any, which is why it is so hard to…

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Finnish healthtech in Denmark

The Finnish Tech Embassy in Odense Denmark has turned into a living-lab and showroom for hosting high-quality offerings from Finnish health tech companies. The Finnish Health Tech Embassy was officially opened in Odense Denmark in June. Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen and Ambassador Ann-Marie Nyroos cut the red ribbons and…

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New app for hearing impairment

Researchers from Aalborg University and audiology company Oticon are developing a communications solution for people with hearing impairments. The development project, App(etite) for life with hearing impairment, focuses on improving hearing rehabilitation by facilitating and easing communication between healthcare professionals, the hearing impaired and their relatives. The goal of the…

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Mobile microscope developed in Finland

Finnish researchers have developed a low-cost, easily transported mobile microscope, currently being tested in Tanzania. The invention enables the use of rapid, computer-assisted remote diagnostics, which can help ease the global dearth of medical experts. “To make mobile diagnostics possible, we first need a cheap and reliable device which is easy…

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Providing brain stimulation in 3D game

Swedish start-up Brain Stimulation has developed a treatment method that both diagnoses and rehabilitates stroke patients who suffer from one-side neglect. The product, RehAtt, provides brain stimulation in a fun 3D game. The game combines neuroscience, virtual reality (VR) and robotics to help more patients return to a more normal…

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Finnish innovation to combat MRSA bacteria

Led Suutari Oy, a Finnish company from Varkaus developing ecological and energy-efficient disinfection solutions, has created a new disinfection product family. According to the results of a research project completed in January, the IQ MOBILE product family efficiently destroys the MRSA bacteria which cause hospital- acquired infections and are resistant…

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OssDsign receives CE mark approval

Swedish designer and manufacturer of implants and technology for bone regeneration, OssDsign, has received CE mark approval for its bio-ceramic burr hole plug, Cranioplug. The product Cranioplug will complement OssDsign’s lead products Sculpter Cranial and Sculpter Facial, which are available in Germany, the UK, and the Nordic countries, with further market…