Good News Israel presents revolutionizing pain management; advancing cancer detection and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Revolutionizing pain management
Israel’s MedaSense Biometrics won the WOW Competition (medical device category) for the most innovative startup at the IATA Biomed exhibition in May. MedaSense’s pain monitor uses a finger sensor to record vital signs and a unique algorithm to measure pain mathematically.
Heart surgery saves baby from East Timor
Surgeons from Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) successfully operated to repair the congenital heart defect in baby Lisa from East Timor. The Southeast Asia country is the 50th country to send its patients to Israel. SACH doctors have saved over 3,500 children’s lives.
How ALEH Negev was founded
I visited the special facilities for the disabled at ALEH Negev in Oct 2012. This new video features Maj. Gen. Doron Almog, who gave up his army career to found the village.
Sensors for Japanese hospital beds
Israel’s EarlySense makes sensors that detect when patients are at risk of falling from beds or chairs. EarlySense has just announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese giant Mitsui that will help launch the distribution of EarlySense products in Japan.
Advancing cancer detection
Israeli biotech Rosetta Genomics boosted its molecular diagnostics capability by purchasing PersonalizeDx in the United States. Rosetta also received US patent protection for its cancer tests.
Never too late
65 year-old Chaya Sarah Shahar of Bnei Brak gave birth to her first child, after 46 years of marriage. The healthy baby boy was born at a Kfar Saba hospital. Last year, a 61 year-old woman gave birth to her first child in Jerusalem. Chaya is the second oldest woman in the world to give birth.
ReWalk makes paraplegics healthier
Israel’s ReWalk exoskeleton not only enables paraplegics to walk upright, it also improves their overall fitness. It allows users to exercise, use the toilet, boost their self-image and improve their mental health.
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