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REHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls

[29/09/2014] 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 wellREHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls - Read more

"Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal"

Photo: Reinhard Schneider Whether you are young or old, have a disability or dementia – sports can contribute a lot to your general well-being. Respective organizations combine programs and activities and provide competent contacts. REHACARE.de spoke with Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, about sports and inclusion."Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal" - Read more

Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss

Photo: Elderly man and woman doing dumbbell training [07/07/2014] Researchers from Loughborough University have been involved in a research project looking at how older people with sight loss can engage in physical activity. The findings of the study were released by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, who called on leisure providers to make facilities and activities accessible and sight-loss friendly.Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss - Read more

"The skatepark is the perfect place for real world inclusion"

Photo: David Lebuser in a skatepark Whether it is Hamburg, Kassel or Dortmund – WheelchairMX (WCMX) is becoming more and more popular with active wheelchair users. David Lebuser, the first German professional WCMX skater, shows interested parties in workshops how they can safely move around in a skatepark. After the first well frequented courses in Germany and the Netherlands, now the idea is to expand."The skatepark is the perfect place for real world inclusion" - Read more

Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults?

Photo: Man with glasses looking at a smartphone [20/06/2014] Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function through proper diet and exercise.Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults? - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

Photo: Older men playing soccer [13/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

Together strong at the Special Olympics

Living inclusion – at the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called "intellectual disabilities") Special Olympics exactly this happened. People with and without disability compete together in athletic competitions and most of all enjoy sports and being together. REHACARE.de was on site.Together strong at the Special Olympics - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf

Self-confidence, success, appreciation – sports can cause many things. The athletes of Special Olympics Germany (SOD) know this from their own experience. From 19th to 23rd May the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“) take place in Düsseldorf. Get to know more in the current Topic of the Month May: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf.May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf - Read more

Special Olympics – The Most Important Information

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, bowling and a journalist have in common with the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“)? How do athletes stay healthy? And what exactly makes Special Olympics Germany (SOD) so special? Here is a brief overview.Special Olympics – The Most Important Information - Read more

 
 

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