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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

Foto: REHACARE-Fahnen im 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.

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Review to REHACARE 2016

Also this 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.

Experience REHACARE 2016 here - again

Matthias Klei - That's how he rolls

Matthias Klei loves to overcome boundaries, likes to face personal challenges and tries to realize his dreams - for example a trip around the world. An inclusive society which is geared to disadvantaged people would make things much easier. Why Christoph Waltz would be the perfect cast for him in a movie, and what is getting on his nerves, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Lars Hemme - That's how he rolls

Lars Hemme is actually pleased with his life, but he keeps on asking himself when disabled people are no longer treated as second-class citizens. Therefore he would like to speak to Ms. Merkel. Why he has not been on the Way of St. James yet and what he can laugh about, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Theresa Steinkellner - That's how she rolls

Being braver and free from doubts – if this was Theresa Steinkellner, she would simply grab her backpack and go hiking. For her, being free is just as important as appreciating people and showing them respect and empathy – for example in her job as a personal assistant. Why tomato juice is a mystery for her, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Listening and understanding: Documentary filmmaker portrays seven people with MS

It is called the disease with a thousand faces: multiple sclerosis (MS) manifests itself very differently in different people. Many don’t like to talk about their illness and the subsequent restrictions it entails. REHACARE.com spoke with Jann Kessler, the director of the documentary film "Multiple Fates - About the Struggle with One’s Own Body" about his personal connection to MS.
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Concept for caregiver workload relief: "Empathy is a fundamental part of being human"

Caregivers encounter many different emotions in their jobs. Patients are in pain, have questions about their own mortality or they pass away. The empathy-based relief concept empCARE was founded to better handle these emotional experiences. With the help of training courses, caregivers are taught to learn how to prevent an empathic emotional overreaction.
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Looking for and finding inclusive shared housing options at WOHN:SINN

A look at the living situation of many people with learning disabilities reveals they often only get to choose between living in care homes or their families’ homes. Many of them are not aware of the numerous inclusive shared housing options that gradually emerge in Germany and where people with or without disabilities live together.
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Wheelchair of the future: smart and multi-functional
A wheelchair controller that automatically avoids obstacles and knows when the user is tired or stressed is being developed by researchers in India. Details are described in the International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation.
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UKE scientists identify one cause of inflammatory bowel disease
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease are increasingly common inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Scientists of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Yale University and the Collaborative Research Centre 841 (CRC 841) have identified a novel molecular mechanism that contributes to intestinal tissue damage and inflammation.
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Paralympics: Petition calls for more events to be opened up for people with learning disabilities
8 percent of medals (12 out of 147) won by Team GB at the Paralympics were won by athletes with a learning disability, despite them making up just 3 percent of the overall Team GB. This success adds extra urgency to Mencap’s petition asking the International Paralympics Committee to increase the number of events athletes with a learning disability are allowed to compete in.
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Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Investigators noted that rates of ADHD persistence into adulthood have varied greatly in earlier studies, depending on how information is collected and analyzed.
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It's not your ears, it's your brain
"Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing.
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Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes
New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.
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Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition.
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Children with skull deformity: Measurement can help
A baby's skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse too early - a condition called craniosynostosis - causing cranial deformities that can lead to learning impairments and other neurodevelopmental problems.
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Study finds Alzheimer's manifests differently in Hispanics
Certain symptoms associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease, including agitation and depression, affect Hispanics more frequently and severely than other ethnicities. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (JNCN), suggest that Alzheimer's disease manifests itself differently in Hispanic populations.
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People with autism more likely to 'follow their heads and not their hearts'
Scientists at King's College London have shown why people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more logical in their decision-making and less susceptible to the so-called 'Framing Effect' compared to people who do not have ASD.
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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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Ki Mobility Marks 10th Anniversary
KI MOBILITY MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY By Laurie Watanabe Feb 26, 2016 The traditional 10th anniversary gift is aluminum — appropriate for a maker of complex rehab manual wheelchairs, including...
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Elbee is now available in 5 European countries!
Elbee is now available in the Czech Republic, where the company is based, and through partnerships in France, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We are growing and constantly looking for...
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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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