Category: Health

Start-up of the day: Swifter surgeries thanks to new discovery

Medical science in the Netherlands is known for its pioneering discoveries. Sometimes these solutions may seem simple, but they can speed up processes considerably. Such as the invention made by SLAM Ortho, for instance. We spoke to the founders Bart Kölling and...

From boring tongue exercises to an exciting app: how Mouth Game can help the speech therapist

Speech therapy student Melissa Verdel wants to help people. That's why she chose to study at the Fontys Paramedical School, because "communicating is something you do every day and if you can't do it well enough, your life is going to be incredibly difficult". Verdel...

New medical method for measuring virus-like particles

Virus-like particles are very important in medicine and are used for vaccinations, amongst other things. Yet it is technically very difficult to accurately characterize and identify them. Victor Weiss, from the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics at the...

Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine is effective against malignant skin cancer

Malignant skin cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer. 5000 people are diagnosed with it every year in Austria. The number of cases has risen sharply in recent decades. Thirty years ago, there were only five hundred people suffering from malignant...

Award winning ShoQR: focus on the patient or the therapist?

In the train from his hometown Den Hoorn to his work in Eindhoven at the Fontys Paramedische Hogescholen, Tim Gerbrands scrambled together an excel file, hoping his students could take it further. In his lab, he has all the equipment he needs to examine joint loads...

Tomorrow is good: a happier tomorrow

Jacinda Ardern has been getting my attention for some time now. Although I do follow global politics fairly closely, I would not be able to name any previous New Zealand Prime Ministers aside from...

Tongue pacemaker prevents nightly breathing pauses

Snoring impairs sleep – and mainly that of the partner. That’s true, but if snorers repeatedly stop breathing, it can be not only disturbing but even be dangerous. In the long run, this...

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Tomorrow is good: our second brain

Anyone who sees me sitting will notice I often nod my head like an Indian and am constantly tugging at my face or neck. I try to loosen my minor muscles and my jaw and neck this way because they are...

Start-up of the week: test for HIV without a clinic

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day...

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