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24/06/2019

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IT'IS at the 10974 Joint Working Group in Nancy

The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from June 19-21, 2019 to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exposures.

 
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19/06/2019

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Implant Safety Evaluation at IT'IS – Episode I: Generation of the PiX model

IT'IS has just launched a new video series explaining how the radiofrequency response of active implants can be easily characterized with the latest off-the-shelf benchtop testing equipment and applying the latest assessment procedure. 

 
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05/06/2019

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IT'IS Attends 2nd Sino-US Summit on Medical Device Risk Assessment

More than 300 participants gathered mid-May at the CMEF Spring 2019 in Shanghai for the “2nd Sino-US Summit Forum of Medical Device Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) Risk Assessment - Studies on Safety Assurance and Risk Assessment of Active Implanted Devices Medical", co-hosted by the IT’IS Foundation.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

10/04/2019

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Release of Male ViP Model Jeduk cV3.1

IT’IS achieves another major milestone with the release of the second Korean computational phantom in unmatched segmentation quality.

 
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04/04/2019

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IT'IS Hosts Thermal Dose Workshop 2019

IT'IS hosted a Thermal Dose Workshop at Z43 on April 2–3, 2019, for discussions of critical safety issues in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Participants packed the third-floor meeting room for 2 days of presentations on a wide range of pertinent topics and intense discussion to inform the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) MT40 team working on the draft of the latest version of the MRI safety standard 60601-2-33.

 
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01/04/2019

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Unified SAR Measurement Standard Moves Forward; 5G and IoT Standards Also Progress

Last week during IEC and IEEE joint meetings in New Jersey, the unified SAR measurement standard IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 passed another milestone towards completion. Publication is expected later this year. Two committee drafts (CDs) for exposure assessment of 5G millimeter-wave devices were positively received and are in preparation for the next stage. The IEEE Guide 1528.7 for IoT devices will complete its first draft in June.

 
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29/03/2019

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Mario Romero Ortega

Prof. Mario Romero Ortega of the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the UTA Research Institute visited IT'IS with his BBL presentation "Electronic Interfacing of Peripheral Nerves: Technology and Applications".

 
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25/03/2019

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Z43 at the BMES-FDA Conference and ISO 10974 Joint Working Group in Washington DC, March 19-22

The BMES-FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference took place in Washington DC this week, with a focus on personalized patient healthcare and many references to the "digital twin" concept. Concurrently with the conference, the ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during MRI exposures. 

 
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12/03/2019

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Release of MRIxViP V2.0 with Improved Patient Coverage

IT'IS releases new version of MRIxViP exposure libraries for 1.5T and 3T with additional Virtual Population

 
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01/03/2019

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Unified SAR Measurement Standard a Step Closer to Publication

At the latest IEC TC106 JWG13 editorial meeting in Frankfurt, the comment responses for IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 were completed. This is an important standard for exposure evaluation from wireless devices that is now prepared for IoT.

 
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22/02/2019

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Workshop on Harmonization of Connectivity of the Digital Citizen

A successful one-day workshop  on "Harmonization of Connectivity of the Digital Citizen" – co-organized by the IEEE and IT'IS with support from the ETH Zurich and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina – was held Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

 
PRESS

19/02/2019

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NZZ am Sonntag Asks "Can Mobile Phones Make You Sick?"

In an article in the NZZ am Sonntag, the results of the NTP study – that cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats – are discussed. However, the US Department of Health claims that the findings cannot be extended to human exposures.

 
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18/02/2019

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Non-Compliance of Mobile Devices Addressed in "Beobachter"

The Swiss magazine “Beobachter” reports the results of mobile phone market surveillance of France's L'Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR).

 
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25/01/2019

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Till Bay

Dr. Till Bay, CEO and co-founder of Incremed AG and CEO of Comerge AG, was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "AR for Medical Interventions".

 
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23/01/2019

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Zurich43 Retreat 2019 on Ethics & Z43 Culture

Zurich43's annual retreat was held 21 – 22 January 2019 to discuss "Ethics & Z43 Culture in Real or Perceived Devaluing Times" with a particular focus on fairness, justice, recognition, and populism. 

 
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20/01/2019

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FET-PROACTIVE Project NeuHeart Kick-off Meeting

The IT'IS Foundation and its partners met in Pisa, Italy, to kick-off the newly approved European FET-PROACTIVE project “NeuHeart”.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

16/01/2019

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iSEG Is Now Open Source

IT'IS and ZMT provide medical-image segmentation and modeling toolkit iSEG as an open source project on GitHub.

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/12/2018

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Computational Animal Phantoms for Electromagnetic Dosimetry

Ilaria Liorni, Bryn Lloyd, Silvia Farcito, and Niels Kuster, in Computational Anatomical Animal Models: Methodological developments and research applications, Edited by Habib Zaidi, Pages 11-1 – 11-18, online December 2018

 
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28/11/2018

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Functionalized Anatomical Models for Computational Life Sciences

Esra Neufeld, Bryn Lloyd, Beatrice Schneider, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Frontiers in Physiology, section Computational Physiology and Medicine, online 16 November 2018, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01594

 
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26/11/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Philippe Cattin

Professor Dr. Philippe Cattin of the University of Basel Department of Biomedical Engineering was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "Volume Rendering in Virtual Reality (VR²)".

 
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12/11/2018

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Final Reports of NTP Rodent Studies

National Toxicology Program (NTP) Technical Reports: Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies in Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD Rats Exposed to Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation at a Frequency (900 MHz) and Modulations (GSM and CDMA) Used by Cell Phones (TR595) and Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies in B6C3F1/N Mice Exposed to Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation at a Frequency (1,900 MHz) and Modulations (GSM and CDMA) Used by Cell Phones (TR596)

 
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08/11/2018

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Z43 Hosts a C++ Meetup

On October 31, Z43 hosted a "Meetup" on C++ coding attended by local programmers.

 
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05/11/2018

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IT’IS in Nature and Announcement of the First Neuro-Functionalized Computational Anatomical Model

IT’IS in Nature: Our in silico neurostimulation tools are being used in groundbreaking research, but we don’t stop there ‒ we are pleased to announce the first neuro-functionalized computational anatomical model Yoon-sun V4.0.

 
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02/11/2018

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Global Excitement about Spinal Cord Injury Results Published in Nature

A paper – co-authored by Esra Neufeld and Niels Kuster – published 31 October 2018 in Nature, on the results of a study in which three paraplegic patients recovered the ability to walk after years of paralysis, has been widely covered in the popular press worldwide.

 
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01/11/2018

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Theoretical and Numerical Assessment of Maximally Allowable Power-Density Averaging Area for Conservative Electromagnetic Exposure Assessment Above 6 GHz

Esra Neufeld, Eduardo Carrasco, Manuel Murbach, Quirino Balzano, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, December 2018, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp. 617–630; online 01 November 2018; doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/bem.22147

 

 
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01/11/2018

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Targeted Neurotechnology Restores Walking in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury

Fabien B. Wagner, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Camille G. Le Goff-Mignardot, Robin Demesmaeker, Salif Komi, Marco Capogrosso, Andreas Rowald, Ismael Seáñez, Miroslav Caban, Elvira Pirondini, Molywan Vat, Laura McCracken, Roman Heimgartner, Isabelle Fodor, Anne Watrin, Perrine Seguin, Edorardo Paoles, Katrien Van Den Keybus, Grégoire Eberle, Brigitte Schurch, Etienne Pralong, Fabio Becce, John Prior, Nicholas Buse, Rik Buschman, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Stefano Carda, Joachim von Zitzewitz, Vincent Delattre, Tim Denison, Hendrik Lambert, Karen Minassian, Jocelyne Bloch, and Grégoire Courtine, Nature, Volume 563, Issue 7729, pages 65–71, online 31 October 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0649-2

 
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23/10/2018

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IT'IS SIM-CORE Continues Full-Speed into Its Second Year

The IT’IS o2S2PARC team has been awarded a second year of funding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health! In year 2, the focus will be on usability, simulators, and onboarding of first users.

 
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23/10/2018

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Niels Kuster Interviewed for Article in Tages Anzeiger

Niels Kuster was interviewed for an article published in the Tages Anzeiger on how to minimize health risks associated with cellular phone use.

 
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22/10/2018

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Novel Mechanistic Model and Computational Approximation for Electromagnetic Safety Evaluations of Electrically Short Implants

Ilaria Liorni, Esra Neufeld, Sven Kuhn, Manuel Murbach, Earl Zastrow, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, accepted manuscript online 18 October 2018

 
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15/10/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guests Angelo Iollo and Haysam Telib

Professor Dr. Angelo Iollo of INRIA and Dr. Haysam Telib of Optimad Engineering were guest speakers in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on “Convergence Between Data and High-Fidelity Numerical Models”.

 
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