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Review to REHACARE 2016

Also last year, we have been reporting live at all four days of REHACARE, the trade fair dedicated to inclusion and self-determined living. You could not attend the trade fair or you want to recall REHACARE? No problem: Discover the variety of products from our exhibitors. Come on a journey with us through the theme parks, congresses and forums.

Viola Steinbeck - That's how she rolls

If she had enough time and a companion, Viola Steinbeck would really love to travel across the USA. And although it is not possible at the moment, she holds on to this dream. Which question she would like to have an answer to and why her grandparents are her one and only, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Ina Schallenberg - That's how she rolls

Her family is really near and dear to Ina Schallenberg, especially her son Jayden. To what extend her loved-ones are also the reason to not letting a dream come true, what she thinks about the Federal Participation Law and why Mila Kunis should represent her in a movie about her life, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Manfred Fischer - That's how he rolls

Respect instead of compassion – that is what Manfred Fischer wants for people with disabilities. The Austrian would like to fly to the Easter Islands and be an astronaut for one day. What he also wants to know about the universe, he tell us at REHACARE.com.
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Fashion: At eye level with little people

Every little person should be able to buy beautiful clothes yet there are still no fashionable items available in standard sizes. That’s something Sema Gedik wants to change – with her project titled "Auf Augenhöhe" (English: At Eye Level). REHACARE.com talked with the designer about her inspiration, her goals and the obstacles she had to overcome.
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Accessibility: "We need a shift in awareness in the retail sector"

Shopping with a disability is no easy feat: almost every store is not accessible. But what does accessibility in retail actually mean? REHACARE.com spoke with Patrick Dohmen of the EUKOBA Association about the idea behind the LernLaden (English: Learning Store) and the awareness and sensitization project for retailers, employees and apprentices.
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Inclusive storyteller: "You can definitely make a difference and change things"

There are some unique and interesting stories about accessibility and disability. Martin Habacher is someone who tells these stories. His goal is to find and then share them with the world on his YouTube channel. REHACARE.com spoke with Martin Habacher about his most beautiful story and his motivation to look beyond what he sees.
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Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. This is the largest study of its kind to date, including more than 700,000 women. The results were published online in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
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Type 2 diabetes shows marked increase in pediatric population
Private health insurance claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in the pediatric population (ages 0 to 22 years) from 2011 to 2015, increasing 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information.
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Mencap urges music venues to help stop harassment of people with a learning disability
Over 80 percent of young people with a learning disability would like to go to more clubs and gigs; citing music as having a huge impact on their lives. Mencap has announced a drive for people to volunteer for its Sidekicks scheme, which helps people with a learning disability get out to clubs, gigs and music festivals.
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Arthritis: Elderly need just 45 minutes of activity per week
Older adults who live with arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial.
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Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity
Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Osteoarthritis: Chair yoga is effective alternative treatment
For the millions of older adults who live with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events.
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PHAGO project to explore a new approach for patients with Alzheimer’s disease
On 1st November 2016 the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) together with an association of industrial partners came together to support PHAGO, an innovative research project devoted to the development of immunomodulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Rural nursing homes are falling behind in health information technology
MU researchers conduct first national assessment of IT sophistication in nursing homes, find significant gap between rural and urban areas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million older Americans depend on nursing homes for their health care.
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Longer use of pain relievers associated with hearing loss in women
As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses' Health Study, a team led by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain relief, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, is associated with higher risk of hearing loss.
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Stimulator bypasses spine injury, helps patient move hands
Doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have implanted a spinal stimulator that is showing early promise in returning hand strength and movement to a California man who broke his neck in a dirt-biking accident five years ago.
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The Etac Group: see new innovations from Etca, R82, convaid, immedia and molift at REHACARE
The Etac Group, the Scandinavian specialist in world-class assistive products for disabled adults and children, will be delivering its largest ever multiple-brand, new product launch at Rehacare 2016.
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New ETAC ability based seating & "shapeup!" eductional programme to revolutionise wheelchair design at REHACARE
Under a new initiative called ‘Shape Up!’, a world-leading assistive product specialist Etac, will be launching the new Ability Based SeatingTM wheelchair concept at Rehacare (Hall 04, stands D24 &#...
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New Product – Strongback Mobility presents the ergonomic strück 24 wheelchair at REHACARE
The strück 24 wheelchair by Strongback Mobility is the first off‐the‐shelf standard folding manual wheelchair to provide frame‐integrated effective posture support. Its unique ergonomic shape promotes...
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Quha Launches Quha Vido - External Virtual Keyboard and Mouse to Ease Computer Use
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Vido, the external virtual keyboard and mouse to make computer usage easier for head mouse users. Quha Vido can be seen at the Rehacare...
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Quha Launches Quha Sento MP Multipurpose Contactless Puff Switch
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Sento MP, the multipurpose contactless puff switch. Quha Sento MP can be seen at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct...
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Assisted Living specialists - Kingkraft seek new European distributors at Rehacare 2016
A UK-based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of assisted living equipment, is set to exhibit a selection of their product range at Rehacare 2016- the world's largest international trade...
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Quha Demonstrates Quha Sento Contactless Puff Switch at Rehacare
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha’s revolutionary contactless puff switch - Quha Sento - will be demonstrated first time at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct 1st. Quha...
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Introducing AssiStep, the Stair Assistant from Norway
AssiStep – the Stair Assistant Every year, only in Norway, 50 people die and 30.000 get injured from falling on stairs. For elderly and people with reduced mobility, stairs can become difficult...
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Final press release:
REHACARE 2016 in Düsseldorf - Full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors

A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities visited the market for opportunities for self-determined living

Photo: REHACARE flags in the wind

A wealth of innovations and subjects that are burning issues for people with disabilities and care requirements resulted in full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors at the four days of the REHACARE 2016 trade fair, which came to an end on Saturday, 1 October. A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities attended Europe's leading trade fair for rehabilitation and care. New information and aids designed to help people with disabilities and care requirements or to support the elderly in leading a largely self-determined life were presented by 916 exhibitors from 36 countries. The REHACARE trade fair recorded its best result in its 39-year history with 32,000 square metres of rented exhibition space.

Read more about the final trade fair balance of REHACARE 2016