Medica 2017 in Photos, Part 3 & App Competition Winners
A look at the sights from this year's medical technology event.
5,000 exhibitors from 66 countries will be showcasing their products and services at Medica 2017. Total exhibit space for Asian exhibitors (like Taiwan, pictured in the background) remained stable with 23,695 square meters as compared to last year’s 23,125 square meters.
Clearly structured, with each market segment dedicated to its own exhibition hall, Medica covers the entire range of medical equipment needs in practices and hospitals. Here, Chinese firm Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics showcases one of its patient monitoring systems. Check out their booth in Hall 9/A74 or Hall 9/A78.
Medica doesn’t have to be all business; here MPO associate editor Sam Brusco test drives multinational medtech firm Philips’ virtual reality headset. Philips is a leader in sleep care technology—in this demonstration, Sam was immersed in the environment of attempting to drive in the city while afflicted with severe sleep deprivation. Despite his serene expression, the experience was terrifying to say the least.
The trend toward the portability of medical technology products is also reflected at this year's Medica. International exhibitors are presenting their innovative developments in the field of mHealth, apps, and wearables. Pictured here, custo teleholter from German company custo med GmbH is a telematics device with which an ECG can be analyzed and stored. Arrhythmia is automatically detected and passed on to the attending physician. Also included: a telephony and SMS function. Check out this technology in Hall 10/D42-1.
Don’t worry, it’s not a real infant! Here Czech company TSE demonstrates their line of incubators on the show floor. Visitors can find them in Hall 15/A37.
ELECSA supports the training as a mobile, non-invasive alternative to blood lactate measurement. The sensor developed by Fraunhofer IIS can detect physical exertion due to the concentration of ammonia in the sweat in real time. Check out this technology in Hall 15/A23.
Carbonhand from Swedish firm Bioservo Technologies is the first robot aid on the market that is completely controlled by the user. It strengthens the grip and can compensate for a lack of strength or provide additional strength and endurance. Watch the technology in action in Hall 15/A23.
Medica’s 6th annual App Competition took place in the Connected Healthcare Forum. The contest challenged 15 digital health startups to pitch their digital health application to an expert jury. Each team had three minutes to pitch their medical app, with another two minutes reserved for the jury to pose questions. In the end, three apps reigned supreme and took home a variety of prizes. Though congratulations is in order for the 15 finalists who made it to this crucial final round on the Medica stage.
iSikCure (second from right), a mobile platform for users to conveniently seek, find and pay for health services and medicines in the Africa market took home 1st place—€2,000, a one month free working space at Bayer Pharma Headquarters in Berlin, two SXSW 2018 interactive badge registrations valued at $1,325, and one exclusive ticket for the SBC Masterclass in Berlin during the next SBC Health Program. Air Smart Spirometer (second from left), which measures lung health in seconds using a professional spirometer that can be connected to the user’s smartphone, was awarded 2nd place—€1,000, 90 minutes of mentoring by the G4A team, and a dinner with a SBC mentor in Berlin, Germany. Kaia (center), an app for holistic digital back pain therapy with a personalized mind-body program won 3rd place— €500, 10 minutes of stage time on the next STEM4 Health meetup in Berlin, and one hour of SBC Online Mentor Office Hours. Congratulations to each of these digital health innovators!
By Messe Düsseldorf11.15.17
Whether analysis, evaluation, or preparation of samples—the laboratory is the core of every research institute. The work’s efficiency also depends to a large extent on the equipment and items. You can discover the latest trends and developments in laboratory technology at Medica 2017. See for yourself in the video below!