A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person. Read more
Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show
Lisa Reimann - That's How She Rolls
Sexuality is an important part of life and no one should unintentionally live without it. This is what Patrizia Kubanek is dedicated to. Read more
Patrizia Kubanek - That's How She Rolls
Patrizia Kubanek on REHACARE.de
We asked ... Sara Hendren
The Accessible Icon Project developed a more dynamic symbol of a wheelchair user to reduce barriers and stereotypes in the heads of the people. Read more
We asked ...
"The new icon places the person in the foreground, not the wheelchair"
Topic of the Month September
Whether young or old, whether with or without a disability – your own four walls are very important, when you want to lead a self-determined life. So, what do a flat and its surrounding have to offer that one can live there until old age? Read more
Topic of the Month
In September: Living concepts
Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
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REHACARE is the International Trade Fair and the Congress for Rehabilitation, Care, Prevention and Inclusion. We are looking forward to seeing you in Düsseldorf from 24 - 27 September 2014. Read more
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Video: Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
Being mobile and flexible is very important for people with disabilities. A driver’s license and an individually customized car offer autonomy and therefor can be the optimum solution.
22/09/2014 - Wireless connectivity allows people to connect their hearing aids with a wide range of mobile devices which have become an essential part of modern life – from MP3 player to TV and mobile phones – and to stay connected to the audible world around them. read more
01/09/2014 - Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices. read more
20/08/2014 - Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals. read more
20/08/2014 - A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop. read more
11/08/2014 - Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. read more
01/08/2014 - A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits. read more
30/07/2014 - A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy. read more
25/07/2014 - Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information. read more
22/09/2014 - York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioral signs of dementia. read more
19/09/2014 - The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's (UW) Waisman Center. The findings are revealing more information about the earliest stages of the neurodegenerative disease. read more
17/09/2014 - Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study. Stroke victims often undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow, but use of the procedures in asymptomatic patients is controversial. read more
17/09/2014 - Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study. read more
15/09/2014 - Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study. read more
10/09/2014 - Stroke patients are 70 per cent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later if they have a prescription in hand when discharged – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). read more
08/09/2014 - At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed. read more
05/09/2014 - A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University. read more
01/09/2014 - Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester. read more
25/08/2014 - As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. read more
15/09/2014 - In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism. read more
29/08/2014 - A team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering shares results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy. read more
06/08/2014 - Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. read more
Comprehensive standard features, comfort climate and ultimate safety in the Recaro Monza Nova car seat for special children
22/09/2014 - “For me, my child’s safety in the car comes first. Of course I drive carefully, but you never know what could happen.” Susanne Bessel is happy that her new Recaro Monza Reha Nova... read more
20/09/2014 - The ultimate device to teach breath control and oral motor skills for all ages. The GroovTube is a unique device which makes breathing and oral motor skills visible and analysable in a fun way. It turns your breath into real-time image effects, for use by people with breathing, speech, or oral motor disabilities. read more
19/09/2014 - In 1980 together with Johnny Logan and "What’s another year" he won the European Song Contest: Shay Healy. In 2004, the well-known Irish songwriter and journalist became afflicted with Parkinson. His most significant sense of achievement this year was at long last being able to sleep well again and to wake up without pain. Thanks to ThevoCalm. read more
19/09/2014 - Fibromyalgia syndrome: A widespread disease that millions suffer from but which hardly anyone knows anything about. Afflicted people, whose lives consist of an apparently endless odyssey from doctor to doctor and years of martyrdom. Chronic pain everywhere, with no escape. read more
18/09/2014 - Quha Pufo, an accessory to the gyroscopic mouse Quha Zono, is on display at the international REHACARE exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany on September 24-27, 2014. Quha Pufo is a puff switch to be used in combination with Quha Zono mouse to generate mouse clicks. read more
17/09/2014 - Our French and Italian partners will join us at Rehacare on Thursday and Friday, 25-26 September. GloriMed Consulting and Biascon will gladly answer your questions concerning medical device registration in their respective countries. read more
Exhibitors of REHACARE 2013
Last year the exhibitors presented their products and services in six halls. We talked to some of them and asked them about their trade fair impressions.
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