Ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution being beta tested

2M has created together with Rijndam rehabilitation center in Rotterdam a special version of the Activ8 activity monitoring (see www.activ8all.com) solution. This ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution is currently being beta tested with patients and physiotherapists.

Ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution with activity recognition

The solution consists of two activity monitors: one unit is mounted on the wheel of the wheelchair the other unit is worn on the wrist of the person in the wheelchair. By combining the information from wheel and wrist unit, various activity classes can be recognized. There can be recognized if people are pushed (by a person or by motor) if they are manouvring, sitting still, slow or fast driving. So both the user and the physiotherapist get a good view what activities have been done during the day. The underlying algorithms have been medically validated by Erasmus Medical Center and Hogeschool Utrecht.

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:23+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Medical|Comments Off on Ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution being beta tested

Photonic Endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment – doctors and engineers develop together

Photonic Endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment

DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and medical doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer for example a photonic endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment. The concept may provide faster and better treatment and large savings for hospitals. Over the next five years, a research team consisting of engineers and medical doctors will be developing new instruments and combine optical methods for imaging the bladder wall in patients with bladder cancer in routine endoscopic examinations.
The goal is to ensure that medical doctors in a matter of seconds may obtain a detailed picture of how deep the cancer cells are growing into the bladder wall, which allows starting of treatment of the bladder cancer immediately. It ensures a shorter, less expensive, and less harmful course of treatment. Today, patients are waiting for up to five working days to have […]

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:23+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Medical|Comments Off on Photonic Endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment – doctors and engineers develop together

Parkinson disease stooped posture treatment & training tool now available online

Parkinson disease stooped posture treatment & training tool now available online

We hereby annouche the launch of www.upright-posture.com a new website dedicated for information & sales of our UPRIGHT device.

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:24+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Medical|Comments Off on Parkinson disease stooped posture treatment & training tool now available online

Clinical trails for Edocal early cancer detection system starting

Clinical trail started for Edocal early cancer detection system for mouth and throat cancer

The Edocal early cancer detection system for mouth and throat cancer are ready and are shipped to our clinical partners were more then 200 patients are waiting for the clinical tests.

Edocal early cancer detection system

The Problem: Early Detection Of Oral Cancer

Reports from the US state that Oral Cancer is the most expensive to treat. Most oral cancers require costly and disfiguring medical intervention, and even then the five-year survival rate is only 57%. There are 124.000 new cases diagnosed each year. This gives an additional cost to the medical health care system of €6.944B per year.
Historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. Today, there is […]

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:24+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Medical|Comments Off on Clinical trails for Edocal early cancer detection system starting

Senior Step – fall prevention research for healthy ageing publication

Kim Bongers PhD at the department of geriatric medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands is in the last phases of her research about the predictive value of gait speed and maximum step length for falling in community-dwelling older persons. This is part of  a bigger theme: fall prevention research for healthy ageing. 2M Engineering supported her research with the development and production of a solution to fully automatic monitor once a week walking speed in peoples homes. Although the results were different from what we had hoped for, it was still a showcase of how 2M Engineering can support research activities with quick prototyping, product development and followup in the field.

Abstract

Background: falling is a major health problem.
Objective: to investigate the predictive value for falls of the maximum step length and gait speed.
Design: a prospective cohort study.
Setting: geriatric outpatient clinic.
Subjects: three hundred and fifty-two community-dwelling older persons screened by their general practitioner.
Methods: maximum […]

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:24+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Medical|Comments Off on Senior Step – fall prevention research for healthy ageing publication

Thombospin LTA point of care device project granted by OP-Zuid

Thrombospin LTA point of care device is an innovation project for automated and fully integrated platelet centrifuging, separation and function testing using the LTA technique in one point of care device.  This project has been granted funding by OPZuid.

Read more about the Thrombospin project…

Partners: 2M Engineering, FOCE, Maastricht University, Keytec

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:24+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Medical|Comments Off on Thombospin LTA point of care device project granted by OP-Zuid

In the newspaper: laser instead of needle for diabetics (in Dutch)

The full article:

Eindhovens Dagblad – Valkenswaard – Good news for diabetics that do not like to prick themselves to determine their bloodglucose levels. 2M Engineering works on a development of an instrument for diabetics to measure their blood glucose values with a laserpen instead of a needle. 2M Engineering received a 50k EURO grant from the European Commission, to do a feasability study. Totally 2m needs 12 million to do the full development and initial market introduction. Plan is to introduce this product in the first half of 2018 depending on available investments.
Read full article…

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:24+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Medical|Comments Off on In the newspaper: laser instead of needle for diabetics (in Dutch)

Little Brothers – Stress Monitoring At Home & On The Go

Together with the TU Eindhoven 2M Engineering will participate on the Discovery Festival Friday 27 September 2013.

What is this project about?

Did you always want to help science and have fun at the same time? This is your chance! We want to do research about stress and we need you to help us with this. We have some fun, but very stressful tests we want you to do. You can do a reaction test and can take a ride on our virtual rollercoaster. To investigate how stressed you get from these tests (or how relaxed you stay) we do some simple physical measurements. At the end you get the results of how stressed you were and we hope to learn more about the physical response of the body to stress.

Benefits and disadvantages for the participants

The benefits of the test are that you get insight in how your body responds to various […]

By | 2016-03-04T16:51:26+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Consumer, Medical|Comments Off on Little Brothers – Stress Monitoring At Home & On The Go

`ABLADE’ project to focus lasers on new diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease – particularly among the over-60s – and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat.

Now a new European-wide project co-ordinated by the University of Dundee, working with industrial partners, is to examine whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect and treat the disease.

Early experiments have discovered that cancerous cells and healthy cells respond differently when exposed to certain infra-red light. The ABLADE (Advanced Bladder cancer LAser Diagnostics and thErapy) project will work to exploit this difference to develop integrated laser diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

The project brings together experts from the University’s Medical School and Photonics and Nanoscience Group, with companies in the Netherlands and Russia.

“What we have seen when looking at cells is that there is a notable difference in the behaviour of the cancerous cells and healthy ones when exposed to particular laser wavelengths,” […]

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:25+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Medical|Comments Off on `ABLADE’ project to focus lasers on new diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer

Parkinson Buddy ready for sale

corrects posture and keeps you moving

The Parkinson Buddy is a small wearable device that gives Parkinson patients a warning signal when their posture is excessively bend forward. Furthermore it contains a metronome that has been proven to reduce freezes and keep going more easily. This has been researched and published by the VU medical centre in Amsterdam. The patient can select to use audio and/or vibro feedback. Optionally there is the possibility for the care provider to store posture and activity information over time to spot changes over time or get a better idea of the amount of physical activity a Parkinson patient undertakes.  The Parkinson Buddy can be worn underneath or outside normal day to day clothes and is powered by rechargeable batteries.
Contact us if you are interested to set-up a pilot study or when you are interested to distribute.

By | 2017-08-29T10:30:25+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Medical|Comments Off on Parkinson Buddy ready for sale