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Researchers are recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15, or 5 years after their diabetes diagnosis, whichever occurs later. Click here for the news

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Topic of the Month September

Whether expert staff working in an ambulant or in-patient environment or relatives in one’s own four walls – care and the people working in this sector have many faces. They show the variety of care. Click here for the Topic of the Month

Photo: Caregiving; © Trautmann Topic of the Month In September: Variety of care

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Trend topics at REHACARE 2015

Important information will be available soon on our trend topics pages - areas of focus established for this year’s trade fair. Find out more about your trend topic at a glance!

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Animal apprentice: Assistance dog in training

Assistance dogs help people with disabilities in their everyday life. accompanied a soon-to-be assistance dog with the camera during his training. More videos in the MedicaCenter

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Silently suffering from hearing loss negatively affects quality of life

17/08/2015 - Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning. read more

Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

12/08/2015 - Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient's hand may bring stroke victims relief in a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology. read more

Voice as a remote control for the home

10/08/2015 - The DIRHA scientific project coordinated by Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler was judged "excellent" by the EU. Based on advanced voice recognition and audio signal processing technology, the prototype was mainly designed for people with mobility impairments. read more

A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee

05/08/2015 - In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard gyroscopes, accelerometers, and hydraulics to enable a person to walk with a normal gait. Such top-of-the-line prosthetics can cost more than $50,000. read more

'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar

29/07/2015 - Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department). read more

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

20/07/2015 - Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health (mHealth) applications – health tracking sensors that connect with smartphone apps – work for those users. read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

17/07/2015 - A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

15/07/2015 - Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions. read more

Ask – don’t assume: Animated tips on how to approach the visually impaired

06/07/2015 - As almost any of the UK’s two million visually impaired (VI) will tell you, people with full sight often make incorrect assumptions about their capabilities. Now final year digital design student Harpreet Hakemzadeh from Brunel University London has produced a four minute animated short film designed to make both sides more comfortable. read more

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Exhibitors of REHACARE 2014

We have asked some of the exhibitors the tricky question of how to summarize REHACARE 2014 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!