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REHACARE.de spoke with the developers of the therapy form Dementia Poetry about a feeling for language that is not forgotten. Click here for the current interview

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Hundreds of thousands of children, young people, people with disabilities and mental health problems, older or homeless people... Click here for the news

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Lisa Nothelfer - That's How She Rolls

Lisa Nothelfer is talked about as the wheelchair basketball newcomer of the year in the second German Bundesliga South. The ambitious ... Click here for the current interview

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Topic of the Month December

Get to know more about the current facets of self-help in our Topic of the Month December. Click here for the Topic of the Month

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REHACARE 2014: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls
51,250 experts and people affected gathered information about aids for self-determined living / Demographic development as an innovation driver / New information formats went down exceedingly well ... Read final press report

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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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Dancing with dementia – You don’t forget your lust for living

People with and without dementia dance together in a dancing school: "We dance again!" is a project where step sequences do not matter, but the fun of moving does.

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How We Roll!

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New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project

17/12/2014 - In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes. read more

POSEIDON: Information technology for people with Trisomy 21

05/12/2014 - An ICT research EU project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Trisomy 21 become more independent in their daily lives. read more

Wheelchair users demand a designer future

03/12/2014 - Too many accessories for wheelchair users still scream disability aid. Now a team of design students from Brunel University London has teamed up with campaigning website Blue Badge Style to produce stylish accessories. The best chosen by public vote will go forward to prototype stage. read more

Researchers study impact of power prosthetic failures on amputees

24/11/2014 - Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. read more

Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures

17/11/2014 - Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study. read more

Prosthetic and orthotic service in developing countries

12/11/2014 - How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on this topic at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University in Sweden. read more

NEBIAS: Prosthesis with intelligent sense of touch

07/11/2014 - A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching, while blindfolded. read more

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more

05/11/2014 - The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. read more

Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently

03/11/2014 - Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of Lincoln, UK, and the WESC Foundation, one of the UK's leading specialist schools for visually impaired children, the Eyelander game features exploding volcanoes, a travelling avatar and animated landscapes. They hope the game could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. 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!