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People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, a team of policy researchers has found. Click here for the news

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Accessible construction and what has to be considered ... Click here for the Topic of the Month

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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. That is one of the conclusions Dennis Klein made when he met people with disabilities worldwide.

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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

Custom tailoring robotic exoskeletons that fit to perfection

11/02/2015 - Today, exoskeletons are available commercially, but they pose several problems. They take a long time to design and fabricate, for example, and the models, while costly to create, can be ill-fitting. read more

Taking sightlessness for a spin can harm people's attitudes toward blindness

26/01/2015 - Using simulation to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind – such as wearing a blindfold while performing everyday tasks – has negative effects on people's perceptions of the visually impaired, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. read more

Hearing-aid intervention helps individuals gradually adjust to devices

21/01/2015 - Now, a University of Missouri researcher has developed an intervention that helps older adults gradually increase their hearing-aid use and satisfaction with the devices. read more

Care-O-Bot: Robots as multifunctional helpers

16/01/2015 - Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have now developed a new service robot: the fourth generation of the "Care-O-Bot". While its predecessors from 1998 onwards were used primarily in the development of technological fundamentals, the Care-O-bot 4 is a modular product family providing the basis for commercial service robot solutions. read more

Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes

07/01/2015 - Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older. 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!