Setting the trend

The Arab Health show was abuzz with activity this year as exhibitors packed out every available space in Dubai’s expansive exhibition centre and thousands of visitors thronged the halls checking on medical devices and equipment – some of which are setting the trend for healthcare in the future. Middle East Health was there and reviews some of the key products and announcements.

Bionic technology has come along in leaps and bounds in the past five years. In this issue we look at two developments – a highly sophisticated, thought-controlled bionic arm being developed in the United
States; and the first commercially available bionic hand which has recently been launched to market (See page 28).

On page 38 we publish a peer-reviewed clinical study on an ingenious new drug-free analgesic method – ‘the two minute sciatic nerve press for pain relief’.

In our focus on ultrasound we look at the latest offerings from Siemens, GE and Philips. We also report on recent breakthrough research in which scientists are studying the possibility of producing hi-resolution 3D holographic images.

During Arab Health we conducted several interviews with leading figures in the industry, which will be published in forthcoming issues of Middle East Health. In this issue we publish an exclusive interview with Dr James Thrall, one of the world’s leading experts on radiology, about what the future holds in this field.

You will also find our regular healthcare and research news round-up and product news.

Good health

Brian Wilkie

(Mar-Apr 2008)



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