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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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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

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

29/05/2015 - The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions. read more

Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces

27/05/2015 - Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus enhancing their autonomy. read more

New exercise device design for people with paraplegia

20/05/2015 - Five Northeastern University student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer. read more

COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence

08/05/2015 - Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14 percent of all deaths. About a third of the 8 million stroke survivors in the EU are left with some degree of physical or cognitive impairment affecting their ability to plan and carry out actions. 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!