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Erdin Ciplak - That's how he rolls

With his project "BlindLife" Erdin Ciplak tries to address the topic of blindness and visual impairment in a relaxed way. Among other things, he reports on auxiliary means and everyday problems. How his Taekwon-Do coach helps him to master his everyday life and what a dream he connects with a Mercedes CLS AMG, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Maria Langstroff - That's how she rolls

In the life of Maria Langstroff several people play an important role. They give her not only support but also courage and strength. The student and authoress has an unknown muscle disorder and enjoys her life to the fullest. Why not an actress, but her mother should represent her in the movie about her life and which comedian makes her laugh, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Boris Guentel - That's how he rolls

Do not think so much, just do it – this has always been Boris Guentel's motto for already a long time. He wants a better cooperation in society and that people with disabilities are not prejudiced. Because everyone should get the chance to convince with his or her abilities. What kind of role his "Sensei" plays in his life and which challenge awaits him soon, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Video: Camping vans: Traveling without barriers

Review to REHACARE 2016

Also last year, we have been reporting live at all four days of REHACARE, the trade fair dedicated to inclusion and self-determined living. You could not attend the trade fair or you want to recall REHACARE? No problem: Discover the variety of products from our exhibitors. Come on a journey with us through the theme parks, congresses and forums.

Review: REHACARE 2016

Books for the blind: "IT corporations lead the way. They consider accessibility a selling point"

A wizarding student who triumphs over evil. A girl who meets the love of her life. Literature has many facets and captivates us with wonderful stories day in and day out. Yet not everyone has access to these texts because accessible books for blind or visually impaired people are few and far between.
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Fashion: At eye level with little people

Every little person should be able to buy beautiful clothes yet there are still no fashionable items available in standard sizes. That’s something Sema Gedik wants to change – with her project titled "Auf Augenhöhe" (English: At Eye Level). REHACARE.com talked with the designer about her inspiration, her goals and the obstacles she had to overcome.
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Accessibility: "We need a shift in awareness in the retail sector"

Shopping with a disability is no easy feat: almost every store is not accessible. But what does accessibility in retail actually mean? REHACARE.com spoke with Patrick Dohmen of the EUKOBA Association about the idea behind the LernLaden (English: Learning Store) and the awareness and sensitization project for retailers, employees and apprentices.
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One in three parents of a child with a learning disability is in a distressed relationship
Parents who have a child with a learning disability are facing unnecessary pressures on their relationships. This is according to a new report, which finds that one in three of these parents is in a relationship which would be described in the counselling room as 'distressed'.
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Older adults embracing "Living Apart Together"
Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called "Living Apart Together" (LAT).
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BMBF funding for diabetes research on pancreas chip
Germany's BMBF will be funding the new "PancChip" consortium for the next three years. This group will be coordinated at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The objective is further development of the culture and differentiation of stem cells into functional beta cells on a chip, and consequently the resolution of issues regarding the formation and treatment of diabetes and other pancreatic disorders.
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Sign language users have better reaction times
People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found. The findings, revealed by scientists from the University's Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, show that hearing adults learning a visual-spatial language such as BSL has a positive impact on visual field response.
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Sitting not linked to incident diabetes
Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.
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Yoga can be helpful for low back pain
Over the course of their lives, about 80 percent of Americans will have back pain at one time or another. A recent study found that more than a third of adults say that low back pain has affected their ability to perform the tasks of daily living, exercise, or sleep. Treating this pain remains a difficult problem, and for millions of people the pain is chronic.
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Federal law increases use of services for autism without raising out-of-pocket costs
A federal law aimed at requiring equal insurance benefits for both physical and mental health care has increased the use of services by children with autism spectrum disorder without increasing the out-of-pocket costs to their families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
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Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed
Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord.
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Adults with autism see interests as strengths, career paths
Adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce
Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators.
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The Etac Group: see new innovations from Etca, R82, convaid, immedia and molift at REHACARE
The Etac Group, the Scandinavian specialist in world-class assistive products for disabled adults and children, will be delivering its largest ever multiple-brand, new product launch at Rehacare 2016.
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New ETAC ability based seating & "shapeup!" eductional programme to revolutionise wheelchair design at REHACARE
Under a new initiative called ‘Shape Up!’, a world-leading assistive product specialist Etac, will be launching the new Ability Based SeatingTM wheelchair concept at Rehacare (Hall 04, stands D24 &#...
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New Product – Strongback Mobility presents the ergonomic strück 24 wheelchair at REHACARE
The strück 24 wheelchair by Strongback Mobility is the first off‐the‐shelf standard folding manual wheelchair to provide frame‐integrated effective posture support. Its unique ergonomic shape promotes...
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Quha Launches Quha Vido - External Virtual Keyboard and Mouse to Ease Computer Use
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Vido, the external virtual keyboard and mouse to make computer usage easier for head mouse users. Quha Vido can be seen at the Rehacare...
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Quha Launches Quha Sento MP Multipurpose Contactless Puff Switch
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Sento MP, the multipurpose contactless puff switch. Quha Sento MP can be seen at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct...
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Assisted Living specialists - Kingkraft seek new European distributors at Rehacare 2016
A UK-based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of assisted living equipment, is set to exhibit a selection of their product range at Rehacare 2016- the world's largest international trade...
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Quha Demonstrates Quha Sento Contactless Puff Switch at Rehacare
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha’s revolutionary contactless puff switch - Quha Sento - will be demonstrated first time at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct 1st. Quha...
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Introducing AssiStep, the Stair Assistant from Norway
AssiStep – the Stair Assistant Every year, only in Norway, 50 people die and 30.000 get injured from falling on stairs. For elderly and people with reduced mobility, stairs can become difficult...
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Final press release:
REHACARE 2016 in Düsseldorf - Full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors

A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities visited the market for opportunities for self-determined living

Photo: REHACARE flags in the wind

A wealth of innovations and subjects that are burning issues for people with disabilities and care requirements resulted in full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors at the four days of the REHACARE 2016 trade fair, which came to an end on Saturday, 1 October. A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities attended Europe's leading trade fair for rehabilitation and care. New information and aids designed to help people with disabilities and care requirements or to support the elderly in leading a largely self-determined life were presented by 916 exhibitors from 36 countries. The REHACARE trade fair recorded its best result in its 39-year history with 32,000 square metres of rented exhibition space.

Read more about the final trade fair balance of REHACARE 2016