Creating technological innovations to achieve better treatment and a faster healing process
Life Sciences & Health involves an extensive network of companies in the Southeast Netherlands, home to some of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers like Frencken, Medtronic, Pharmacell, Sioux and Philips Medical Systems, the inventor and manufacturer of products such as the MRI scanner. In addition, Maastricht University, Maastricht Academic Hospital, Máxima Medical Centre and Eindhoven University of Technology are all investing substantial research capacity in biomedical and medical technology in collaboration with industry and medical institutions in the region.
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Emotions Jacket - A new level in immersive cinematic experience
The Emotions Jacket is a research platform that uses the sense of touch to take the cinematic experience to new levels, allowing viewers to experience the intense emotions felt by characters on-screen. While other viewing enhancement techniques focus primarily on audio and visual aspects, the Emotions Jacket instead stimulates the biggest, our heaviest and most sensitive sense; the human skin.
True-to-life training through the application of ‘virtual reality’ techniques. In order to improve the cooperation and communication in medical teams, the simulation centre Medsim uses highly advanced human patient simulators in its training sessions. This leads to the improvement of medical actions in case of complications.
Robots for training and care of autistic children.
Real-time feedback on running technique. The combination of an interactive sole with transmitting equipment in the shoe and a wrist mounted display provides runners with real-time feedback on their running technique.
The Smart Jacket contributes to the creation of a low-stress environment for premature babies. The soft shell contains measuring equipment. Electrodes do not have to be stuck directly onto the baby’s sensitive skin anymore.
An interactive healthcare platform uses broadband television, along with home vital sign measurement devices, to connect patients to their healthcare
Imagine a future with In-body Sensing. Battery-free wireless intelligent sensor modules implanted in the body will enable continuous health monitoring in the future. Tiny sensor-devices gather physiological information and communicate this to the outside world if deviations in physiological properties are detected.
X-ray systems designed to advance patient care
DigitalDiagnost – ER Wireless system is a dedicated digital radiography solution for emergency room, recovery, and trauma environments.