News (healthcare)

 
Teemu Alajoki, senior scientist at VTT (photo: Teemu Alajoki)

From 13 to 15 March 2018, LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will provide information on state-of-the-art technologies, trends and new markets for printed electronics. In addition to sectors such as the packaging industry, the consumer electronics industry and the mobility sector, the healthcare market is becoming increasingly important. In an interview, Teemu Alajoki, senior scientist at the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT and speaker at the LOPEC conference, illustrates the potential of printed sensors in the medical field.

 
Cees Links, general manager Wireless Connectivity at Qorvo (photo: Qorvo)

Qorvo (Greensboro, North Carolina), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions, is helping seniors live more independently in their homes with the help of a new eHealth system powered by the company’s chipsets for the Internet of Things (IoT). Health insurer CZ will provide the system to 3000 elderly customers in The Netherlands, marking the first deployment of a senior smart home solution by a large health insurance company.

 
The AmBeR device (photo: BreathDX)

BreathDX will launch its two new breath ammonia measurement devices to the market at this year’s MEDICA conference, held 13-16 November, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The AmBeR and AmBeR Clinical devices measure highly accurate ammonia levels in just eight breaths and are the most viable, cost-effective alternative to blood-based tests.

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