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Posted On January 16, 2017By Christian JakobIn Consumer, Events, Healthcare

Electronic Trends In 2017 – A Wrap-Up of CES

Las Vegas has set the perfect frame for this buzzing event. Consistent with its liveliness and craziness of the city, CES® comes up with the latest trends and innovations in the consumer electronics market every year. The 50th anniversary of CES® was bursting at all seams. More than 175.000 visitors flocked to the Nevada desert city to see the exhibits of the 3.800 exhibitors. Even if the big blast failed to appear, there was plenty trends and innovations to discover at this year’s show. Top-notch technology topics such as smartRead More
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Posted On December 16, 2016By Christian JakobIn Internet of Things, Wearables

EBV Wearables – The Next Big Thing

As Christmas time is coming closer, people are getting more and more into the hurry to buy gifts for their beloved.  Again, this year fitness wristbands or smart watches will be among the presents under the Christmas tree. Wearable devices are becoming increasingly popular and recognized. According to the market research analyst KcKinsey, the Internet of Things could create a global economic value by 2025 of up to $11 trillion. One tenth could be contributed by wearables alone. The acceptance and reputation of wearables is rising constantly. Many experts speakRead More
Mesana Smart Patch
With more than 350.000 deaths each year caused by circulatory diseases in Germany alone and costs of more than 50 billion € generated through false diagnostics it’s quite easy to see the potential for innovation in the healthcare segment. The healthcare startup corvolution steps into this market gap and developed a concept based on a sensor patch in order to address issues within circulatory diagnostics and cardiovascular-prevention called Mesana. Basically the solution of the young team from the Karlsruhe institute of technology (KIT) includes a full program including consultation, diagnosis andRead More
Athletes know the value of precise training data and analytics. Everything like pulse, speed, movement and other metrics can make a difference. In competitive sports advanced measurements of vital body signs and tracking of activity have been performed for years. With the IoT and shrinking sizes of chips as well as decreasing prices for electronic components sports and activity monitoring has become available to “common” people who want to keep up with their state of health in form of wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches. However choosing a smartwatch isn’t easyRead More
The CES delivered big time with tons of new healthcare devices – but how to make sense of all the new stuff presented at the show? We took some time to look at the mass of new ideas and innovations and sorted out the most important trends for the healthcare segment hidden in the flood of new gadgets. New Players Will Disrupt The Market While we observed that many of the former startups like FitBit or Withings seem to have grown up and now represent well-established companies there are twoRead More
Connectivity enables us to achieve great things. Three examples: SteadyServe tells you when you are running out of beer. 24eight connected a diaper wirelessly to the internet telling you when to change it. MIT students have created the Random Hall Bathroom Server, a system to keep track of which of the Random Hall dormitory’s bathrooms are vacant and (here’s the best part) for how long. Okay, maybe technology keeping you drunk, your baby dry and restroom waiting lines short is not necessarily essential for mankind but the same technologies can be applied in healthcare applications turning themRead More
Have you ever imagined yourself when you are 80 years or older? You have grey hair and some wrinkles but apart from that you are looking like Pam Anderson or David Hasselhoff in the first season of Baywatch. Well, I hate to break it to you but chances are you will not be that fit any more. However you may not have to worry about having to live in an old people’s home to be safe – at least not if you ask Casenio. Casenio, a Berlin, Germany based start-up is developing smart homeRead More
Last week over 100 participants gathered in the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Munich, Germany for the medical electronics cooperation forum and exhibition. The event focused on technology trends and application scenarios attracting visitors from the entire supply chain. EBV was present with an own booth presenting solutions for state of the art healthcare applications. With our global population growing and getting older as well as due to rising healthcare costs medical technology has to face the challenge of delivering high-performance at reasonable cost. EBV provided insights on its solutions for diagnosticsRead More

Posted On April 17, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Consumer, Healthcare, Wearables

HipHope is an Airbag for Your Hips!

HipHope is a new healthcare wearable invented to prevent hip injuries and fractures resulting from falling.The medical device targets especially senior people over 65 years old. Hip fractures deliver sad statistics every year. 50% of elderly victims of fall-realted hip injuries do not regain their previous mobility, 30% die within the next 12 months due to their deteriorated health condition. Looking at the economical impact, hip fractures are causing a multi-billion dollar burden. “Hip fractures are a leading cause of morbidity and death in the elderly. They constitute an unsolved burdenRead More
Wearables and healthcare seems like a natural fit. We have seen tons of activity trackers and health monitoring devices at the CES earlier this year. In fact so many that one could assume they are already used in every hospital around the globe. The devices promise easy self-monitoring and diagnostics, additional and comprehensive health data about patients and the opportunity for remote observation and advise from doctors. In reality there are not many medical professionals relying on wearables yet. The deployment of wearable technology into treatment faces some serious challenges which slow down the adoption ofRead More