APPS & Digital Applications

For Physicians
& Patients


We have developed a number of apps that can make life easier or more comprehensible for those treating and affected by hydrocephalus.



Die HC&ME App ist vor allem ein Hydrocephalus-Tagebuch für Betroffene und Angehörige und bietet darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit - freiwillig und anonym - an einem Forschungsprojekt zum Hydrocephalus im Alltag teilzunehmen.

Hydrocephalus has many different manifestations and causes. The challenges for those affected are complex and very individual, and treatment is therefore sometimes complicated. With the HC&ME App, affected persons can note their well-being, symptoms, activities and the corresponding times of day, and can easily keep track of the entries in simple overviews. They can document their shunt history and valve adjustments and thus always have their digital shunt ID with them.

And: They can decide whether they want to become part of a research project with their anonymized data to expand the knowledge about hydrocephalus in everyday life.


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Understanding valves easily

The MIETHKE App shows clearly and quickly understandable how our valves work:

+ Influence of the body position on the opening pressure: The motion sensor of the smartphone simulates the body position of the patient: upright - inclined - lying.

+ Pressure stage recognition in the X-ray image: Every set or preset pressure stage is shown here and can be easily recognized by means of templates.

+ Simulation of adjustability: Valves can be easily adjusted with the finger and thus help to understand what is happening inside the valve.

+ View into the inside of MIETHKE valves: All valves allow a view of their construction and thus the influence of the cerebrospinal fluid flow on the functioning can be shown in an easily understandable way.

+ free for Apple and Android

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The product finder quickly filters the relevant criteria using targeted, short questions.

We consider the individual patient situation, surgical technique and treatment plan. The questions are designed in such a way that the list of results provides a maximum of three product recommendations.



Thomale Guide App

The THOMAL GUIDE app allows planning for controlled ventricular catheter placement with the THOMAL GUIDE.

Using a coronary slice image as image import, the THOMALE GUIDE App can calculate the entry angle and the ventricular catheter length as well as the distance of the borehole from the anatomical centerline for controlled ventricular catheter placement. This app is an accessory to the THOMALE GUIDE.

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Miethke Journal

The MIETHKE Journal is a platform for a broad spectrum of technologies and questions that doctors and patients inevitably encounter at some point in the treatment of hydrocephalus with shunt systems.
Hydrocephalus is our topic. Every day.


B. Braun and MIETHKE - Together for a better life with hydrocephalus


We have a long and intensive partnership with B. Braun in the field of neurosurgery. We are driven by a common vision: to improve the lives of hydrocephalus patients around the world with innovative solutions.

Our partnership is an exciting combination of B. Braun's nearly 180 years of expertise as one of the world's leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies and our agility as an innovative company and technology leader in gravitation-based shunt technology. 


Our strong partner in neurosurgery: