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Fingers and toes slowly but surely become stiff and painful. A nice morning stretch is no longer all it takes to get your body moving. Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes inflammation in your joints. Click here for the news

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Topic of the Month July

Fluffy fur, four paws and faithful eyes: Dogs are rumored to have a special relation with humans. Some four-legged friends also have a supportive role as well ...

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Trend topics at REHACARE 2015

Important information will be available soon on our trend topics pages - areas of focus established for this year’s trade fair. Find out more about your trend topic at a glance!

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Animal apprentice: Assistance dog in training

Assistance dogs help people with disabilities in their everyday life. accompanied a soon-to-be assistance dog with the camera during his training. More videos in the MedicaCenter

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'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar

29/07/2015 - Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department). read more

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

20/07/2015 - Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health (mHealth) applications – health tracking sensors that connect with smartphone apps – work for those users. read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

17/07/2015 - A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

15/07/2015 - Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions. read more

Ask – don’t assume: Animated tips on how to approach the visually impaired

06/07/2015 - As almost any of the UK’s two million visually impaired (VI) will tell you, people with full sight often make incorrect assumptions about their capabilities. Now final year digital design student Harpreet Hakemzadeh from Brunel University London has produced a four minute animated short film designed to make both sides more comfortable. read more

Seeing the world through assistive glasses

03/07/2015 - A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations. read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

01/07/2015 - Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use. read more

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

22/06/2015 - More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves. read more

First human with prosthetic leg that can feel

15/06/2015 - An Austrian team of researchers has successfully fitted a human being with a leg prosthesis that sends feelings to its wearer. The study results indicate that it greatly increases safety when in motion. read more

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Exhibitors of REHACARE 2014

We have asked some of the exhibitors the tricky question of how to summarize REHACARE 2014 in three short words.

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Video: Impressions of the REHACARE 2014

REHACARE 2014 in emotions: Have a look at this year´s highlights!