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A support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers of individuals with dementia. Read more

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In times of tablets and smartphones we get information in a matter of seconds. Mobile applications affect our everyday lives. People with disabilities or dementia benefit more and more from apps and mobile ... Read more

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An active life without standstill. Elwira Szyca lives this philosophy to the fullest. Her dream is to design her aids individually according to her preferences and needs... Read more

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Whether you are young or old, have a disability or dementia – sports can contribute a lot to your general well-being. Respective organizations combine programs and activities and provide competent contacts... Read more

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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.

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New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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

Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients

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

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

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

Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition

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

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

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

Smart software supports outpatient services for people with dementia

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

Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

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

Most people with type 1 diabetes do not use diabetes devices to get long-term data

25/06/2014 - Almost 70 percent of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses – information that likely would help them manage their disease better. These new survey results show that only 12 percent of patients regularly review their past glucose and insulin pump data at home. read more

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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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