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A leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed the "Lewy Body Composite Risk Score" to quickly and effectively diagnose LBD and Parkinson's disease dementia in about three minutes. Click here for the news

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Same rights for everybody: Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities claims "living independently and being included in the community". What the current situation looks like and what Personal Assistance and sexual assistance have to do with this? Click here for the Topic of the Month

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Elegant and cool: Fashion at REHACARE 2015

With what kind of ideas do companies want to breathe new life into the fashion market? We asked around at this year’s REHACARE. More videos in the MediaCenter

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Brain game has potential to help older adults remain independent longer

30/11/2015 - An international team of scientists has demonstrated that just one month of training on a "Virtual Week" computer brain game helps older adults significantly strengthen prospective memory – a type of memory that is crucial for planning, everyday functioning and independent living. read more

EziSmart makes smartphones more accessible for the elderly

25/11/2015 - The elderly may find that using a smartphone is difficult and incomprehensible, while people with disabilities may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way – and has found a solution to the problem. His invention is a smartphone case equipped with physical buttons. read more

Teaching the blind to draw – and do STEM

06/11/2015 - University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer that will translate conventional graphics to raised-line versions for the blind they are able to read and interact with. read more

Smart rollators support independent living among the elderly

21/10/2015 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has made the traditional rollator smart by retrofitting it with sensors and digital software that analyse user's physical condition and daily activities. This allows the device to collect useful information on user's daily rhythm, walking distances, duration and speed of walking, in addition to hand grip strength. read more

Mobile phone navigation service for older people

21/10/2015 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a mobile phone-based navigation service which guides older users to the right address, even when lost in a strange town. The result of a European project, the service helps older people to use public transport, assisting them along the entire route. read more

Opposites don't attract when learning how to use a prosthesis

09/10/2015 - New research suggests that upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them. Most usually learn by watching a non-amputee demonstrate the device during physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions. read more

Impressions of REHACARE 2015

REHACARE trade fair is colourful, full of diversity and inclusive. So we started out for the halls and went hunting with our camera to catch this year’s highlights. More videos in the MedicaCenter

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