Each week, we highlight the news of the week in digital health. Find the titles that have made the buzz, the latest trends and innovations as well as the latest news in the field.
In the headlines: Find the latest advances in terms of new technologies applied in the medical field.
First of all, Distalmotion, a swiss startup, is launching the Dexter surgical robot in Europe. The product differs from its American competitor Da Vinci in that it allows the surgeon a great deal of manual latitude.
Also at the Swiss level, machine-learning improves the prediction of stroke recovery. More specifically, an international team of scientists led by EPFL has developed a system that combines information from the brain’s connectome – the “wiring” between neurons – and machine learning to assess and predict the outcome of stroke victims.
Finally, the market for medical applications is growing quickly. Finding a suitable solution can be a challenge for users. eHealth Switzerland has developed a concept to help users find their way through the eHealth jungle. What sounds good in theory can be difficult in practice.
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