Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. Read more
Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people
We asked ... Netzwerk Leichte Sprache
People with learning difficulties are often not able to understand many texts, because they are complicated in their grammatical construction and wording. Plain Language is supposed to help people with learning disabilities to live a self-determined life. Read more
We asked ...
"So far, there are only few texts in Plain Language"
Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls
Doing sports is the passion of Christiane Reppe. In the past she did high-performance swimming and switched to handbiking in 2013. Now she is a member of the German Para-Cycling Team... Read more
Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls
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Topic of the Month September
Whether young or old, whether with or without a disability – your own four walls are very important, when you want to lead a self-determined life. So, what do a flat and its surrounding have to offer that one can live there until old age? Read more
Topic of the Month
In September: Living concepts
Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
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REHACARE is the International Trade Fair and the Congress for Rehabilitation, Care, Prevention and Inclusion. We are looking forward to seeing you in Düsseldorf from 24 - 27 September 2014. Read more
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Video: Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
Being mobile and flexible is very important for people with disabilities. A driver’s license and an individually customized car offer autonomy and therefor can be the optimum solution.
01/09/2014 - Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices. read more
20/08/2014 - Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals. read more
20/08/2014 - A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop. read more
11/08/2014 - Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. read more
01/08/2014 - A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits. read more
30/07/2014 - A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy. read more
25/07/2014 - Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information. read more
23/07/2014 - Living at home as long as possible is a wish expressed by many people with dementia. To enable this, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a computer-based procedure that identifies individual demands in dementia care management. read more
18/07/2014 - The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist. read more
01/09/2014 - Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester. read more
25/08/2014 - A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation. read more
25/08/2014 - As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. read more
22/08/2014 - Research by Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States. read more
13/08/2014 - The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. read more
13/08/2014 - More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study. read more
11/08/2014 - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. read more
28/07/2014 - Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden. read more
28/07/2014 - New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. read more
21/07/2014 - An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible. read more
29/08/2014 - A team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering shares results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy. read more
06/08/2014 - Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. read more
23/07/2014 - Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings. read more
16/07/2014 - University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. read more
11/07/2014 - As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Historically, less than one in four youth with ASD successfully transitions into a fully independent adult. read more
09/07/2014 - A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado (CU) Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story – like the cow jumping over the moon – as it is read aloud. read more
Come and see the all-terrain Joëlette TWIN at the sport centre with Behinderten-Sportverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.
29/08/2014 - There will be demonstrations of the double-wheel Joëlette TWIN at the sport centre with "Behinderten-Sportverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.", an association dedicated to sports for disabled people. read more
26/08/2014 - Giving wheelchair users the ability to travel with ease for both recreational and medical trips was a priority for Care Home provider HC-One. read more
26/08/2014 - Vapor Ricon – the leading manufacturer of transport and vehicle access lifts, has formed a new strategic alliance with Scandinavian company Handicare Auto to expand its range of innovative mobility products for wheelchair-users. read more
08/08/2014 - Over the last 4 plus years the FreeWheel® Wheelchair Attachment has been changing the lives of wheelchair users around the world. The down side was only individuals with rigid frame wheelchairs were able to take advantage of the increased mobility associated with the FreeWheel. read more
06/08/2014 - Doug Munsey and Murray Slagerman founded Ki Mobility in 2004. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the complex rehab industry it is their comprehensive knowledge that drives Ki Mobility to achieve the success we share today. read more
04/08/2014 - Larger, more modern and more ergonomic, the new building complex brings training center, administration and sales, as well European logistic, under one roof. read more
Exhibitors of REHACARE 2012
Last year the exhibitors presented their products and services in six halls. We talked to some of them and asked them about their trade fair impressions.
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