Growing demand for innovative rehabilitation technology in the ASEAN region
From 6 to 8 September 2017 the MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, will once again be the meeting point for physicians, hospital managers, health care professionals, medical device dealers, medical professionals and representatives of state-run healthcare organisations. 700 exhibitors from over 40 countries will be presenting innovations and further developments for medicine and healthcare on 15,000 square metres of exhibition space. 8,500 trade visitors are expected at Thailand’s most important networking and business platform for the industry. Focal ranges include rehabilitation and orthopaedic technologies, medical information and communication technology as well as emergency medicine.
Innovations for rehabilitation and nursing care will be showcased at the Rehab Pavilion at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND. Taking centre stage will be everyday aids, mobility and walking aids, orthopaedic aids, robotics, brain stimulation techniques for neurological rehabilitation as well as ultrasonic devices for muscular-skeletal diseases, to name but a few products.
In the ASEAN countries demand for innovative rehabilitation technology is rising constantly. In 2020, 46 million people or 7.8% of the population will be 65 years old. Orthopaedic disorders and non-infectious diseases are on the rise. Roughly one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. At the same time, the rising prosperity of Asian households also leads to growing demands made on aids and nursing care.
The 3rd Advanced Rehab Technology Conference – ARTeC for short – held concurrently with the trade fair is entitled “Robotics for Mobility: Quality of Life for an Ageing World”. The conference focuses on robot-assisted rehabilitation and provides information on robots for balance and gait training. A special workshop addresses dysphagia, swallowing disorders that especially occur in the elderly.
The ARTeC Conference complements the trade fair and brings together high-calibre sectoral experts from science, practice and industry who are rising to the current challenges of an ageing society.
Planning for MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND has already started. Interested exhibitors can find further information at www.medicalfair-thailand.com