November 20, 2017

Art of Life – when Medtech meets Art

Innovation in the field of medical technologies is emerging at an astounding pace, in order to save and transform people’s lives. EU40 and MedTech Europe had the pleasure to host you during an enjoyable evening of dance and music in the company of three artists with an unbreakable spirit. They have overcome their physical obstacles and pushed their limits with the support of medical technologies, in order to follow their passion for music and dance. These artists prove to themselves and the world that they can overcome anything.

This exciting event took place on Wednesday, 22nd of November 2017, from 18.00-20.00h, at the European Parliament and was hosted by MEPs Adam Kosa (EPP), MEP Olga Sehnalova (S&D) and Brando Benifei (S&D).

You were able to experience the wonders brought by medical innovation and obtained a new perspective on art through the performances, with the musical support of the Brussels Philharmonic Soloists, of Johanna Paetzold, a singer from Germany, who thanks to a cochlear hearing implant can beautifully sing again, Mel Reis, a ballerina from Brazil, who thanks to a prosthetic leg can stunningly dance again and Keith Xander, lead singer and guitarist of Xander & the Peace Pirates from the United Kingdom, who can spectacularly play the guitar thanks to a prosthetic hand.

Watch below the highlights video of this inspiring event: