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A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person. Read more

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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

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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

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Welcome to REHACARE!

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.

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Wireless connectivity for hearing aids

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

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

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

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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

StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind

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

Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients

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

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

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

Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition

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

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

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

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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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