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Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), according to findings in a new study.

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Integration.Life.Society 2015

Registration in full swing for fourth Trade and Event Fair for People with Impairments and Nursing Needs, from 22 to 24 April 2015 in Moscow. Read more

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Human rights worldwide - On the road in the name of inclusion

In Germany, people with disabilities fight for the improvement of services and participation. But in many other countries it’s all about bare survival...

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Brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand

08/04/2015 - A research team from the University of Houston (UH) has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. read more

Wearable device helps vision-impaired people avoid collision

30/03/2015 - People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood of falls and collisions. read more

Smart textiles system prevents pressure ulcers in wheelchair users

23/03/2015 - The European research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation) technically coordinated by the Biomechanics Institute (IBV) has developed a portable and non-invasive device to prevent and early detect the risk of Pressure Ulcer (PU) development and revert its onset for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured (T-SCI) individuals relying on wheelchairs. read more

Prosthetic hands, robotic trousers and biosensors – £5.3 million for health-care tech research

16/03/2015 - A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). read more

Automatic drug dispensers empower the elderly

04/03/2015 - Sixteen elderly people in a Norwegian municipality have been testing an automatic drug dispenser at home in their living rooms. Results include increased feelings of empowerment, time saved by the home care services, and fewer medication errors. read more

Bio-inspired robotic sock promotes blood circulation and prevents blood clots in legs

23/02/2015 - Patients who are bedridden or unable to move their legs are often at risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition caused by blood clots forming along the lower extremity veins of the legs. A team of researchers has invented a novel sock that can help prevent DVT and improve survival rates of patients. read more

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Exhibitors of REHACARE 2014

We have asked some of this year's exhibitors the tricky question of how to summarize the REHACARE 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!