Wearables for Movement Analysis in Healthcare and Sports

For the 7th consecutive year now WT | Wearable Technologies will be presenting the latest innovations and developments in the wearables market at MEDICA, the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry. The show attracts more than 130,000 visitors and over 4,800 exhibitors every year. And in 2016, with more than 35 exhibitors from 15 countries, the WT | Wearable Technologies Show is as international and comprehensive as never before. Structured in eight big categories – movement, sports medicine, women, pain treatment, special diseases, monitoring, wearables for first-aiders and enabling tech/WT Ecosystem the exhibitors from Wearable Technologies cover a wide range of medicine areas. This month we would like to introduce you into our participants starting with the category movement.

Winner of the WT | Wearable Technologies Open Innovation World Cup 2016 in category sport & fitness, Gait Up is a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne, founded in 2013. Their mission is to improve human performance and prevent disability through high quality motion sensing and analytics. Gait Up benefits from 15 years of scientific experience in the field of movement analysis and measurements, and is now providing innovative products for objective evaluation of health and performance, like gait analysis packages, activity monitoring packages, motion sensor technology and partner programs.

Emfit’s competence is contact-free ballistocardiography, breathing and movement analytics during sleep. It was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Finland. This year on MEDICA they will present their Tuck Emfit QS sensor. It measures data in real time like heart-rate, heart-rate variability, breathing rate, movement activity and all sleep classes after person wake up which all can be reviewed in the web application.. Also athletes can benefit from recovery and stress analysis, nurses can remotely monitor their cared seniors and clinicans can use it for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis.

Bioservo Technologies AB is a leader in soft exoskeleton technology and combines world-class expertise within medical, robotics and wearable technologies to create ergonomic, strength-enhancing products. This year on MEDICA in Düsseldorf they will be presenting the award-winning SEM Glove™, used as an occupational back to work aid, in healthcare and in the home by people with impaired muscular strength. Bioservo also provides a product called ironHand, a robotic glove for elderly people that are experiencing a loss in hand function due to age related muscle loss and different health complications.

Shimmer is an ‘end-to-end’ wearable technologies services and sensor Manufacture Company that constantly provides wearable sensing technology, combined with leading experience and expertise. Their solutions and services range from customization services and volume manufacture to complete wearable sensing solutions of any complexity. Based on award winning clinical grade sensor technology, Shimmer offers wearable wireless sensing technology like Shimmer 3, Shimmer 3 GSR+ or Shimmer 3 EMG which will be presented on MEDICA-Show this year.

DyCare represents a revolutionary approach to the rehabilitation process and clinical assessment of movement disorders. They deliver the most effective solutions to support diagnosis and treatment phases for patients suffering from musculoskeletal disabilities. DyCare Lynx is a cloud solution for monitoring movement, enabling clinicans to diagnose and manage their patients´ rehabilitation programs. Lynx measures the movement of any joint, providing a quantitive assessment of patient´s motion capacity in real time, by applying new wearables.

Here you can find some impressions from the previous years and our confirmed co-exhibitors 2016. In the next article we would like to introduce you into our MEDICA-exhibitors in the category sports medicine.

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