“I have low vision”, “I feel dizzy”, or “I have back pain”: thanks to research from “high above the sky” there is room for improvement!

From black holes to black spots

Skin cancer is often fatal, especially if identified too late. Malignant melanomas can be identified more reliably and faster using software that has been programmed for the evaluation of X-ray sources in space.

Fighting peripheral artery occlusive disease

This term is well known to heavy smokers: once they suffer from arteriosclerosis, walking gets difficult. During window shopping, frequent stops are less noticeable. To stop smoking would be best, of course. And what if it’s “too late”? Then technology from space flight might help.

From “seasick astronauts“
to better vision

In laser surgery on the eyes, the pupil has to be precisely located
to perfectly control the laser. The eye-tracking technology was developed in Germany for space flight to get a better understanding of the sense of balance.

Disinfection with “cold plasma” ‒ the end of “ouch”

First injured, then disinfected – that mostly hurts twice. Not anymore! With ionised gas, wounds are cleaned sustainably and pain-free, and healing is speeded up.

Do astronauts need a “muscle factory”?

In microgravity, not even one’s own body has a “weight”. Muscles and bones in astronauts are unchallenged – and atrophy. The “remedy” helps on Earth as well.

From X-ray satellite to X-ray vision for wearers of glasses

Varifocal glasses help against presbyopia. The best of them are produced using a technology with which the X-radiation of the entire outer space has been captured yet.

Taking a deep breath first!

Grandpa has a “weak chest”. A tiny sensor that was initially developed to protect spacecraft from corrosion can identify the reasons and the severity of the condition.

“I have back pain”

Back pain due to microgravity? Unfortunately a daily experience for astronauts. However, the technology helping them also goes down well with patients on Earth: sonoSens.

Optimal medical care for “preemies”

Premature babies have to be constantly monitored to ensure proper care and treatment in the incubator. The technology for this application was partly developed by German space flight experts.

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