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A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor

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Graphic: diagrams of cursor movements; linked to [23/11/2012] When a paralyzed person imagines moving a limb, cells in the part of the brain that controls movement still activate as if trying to make the immobile limb work again. A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Photo: sports man with hand bike; linked to [21/11/2012] More functionality and comfort for wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers. Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

October 2012: REHACARE 2012

From 10th to 13th of October the halls of the leading rehabilitation trade fair, the REHACARE, open up their doors again. This year there will not only be a special forum about assistive robotics, but you can also find automobile producers and constructors as well as popular guests. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month October: REHACARE 2012.October 2012: REHACARE 2012 - Read more

Vehicle Conversions: No off the Shelf Cars

When people with physical impairments want to drive a car, they cannot simply get into any vehicle and start driving. Depending on the disability, the vehicle needs to meet specific conditions; generally, a customization is necessary. The German Association of Disabled Car Owners (“Bund behinderter Auto-Besitzer/BbAB) provides help in regards to conversions.Vehicle Conversions: No off the Shelf Cars - Read more


Welcome to the leading trade fair on "Self-determined living!" - Welcome to the REHACARE in Düsseldorf! REHACARE 2012 - Read more

September 2012: Pimp my Wheelchair IV

Every year is looking for the coolest wheelchair of Germany with the competition "Pimp my Wheelchair". Which readers have madeit this time with their individual wheelchairs, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month September: Pimp my Wheelchair IV.September 2012: Pimp my Wheelchair IV - Read more

London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever

Long jumpers, javelin throwers and sprinters – the athletes of the Paralympics in London are all fire and flame for the most important competition in the world. The organizers of these events have caught the Paralympics fever as well. In the current documentary on top athletes speak about their ultimate goals and of their secret fears.London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more


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