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Experiencing the World – without Barriers

Curbsides, pebble ways or prone sidewalks – these obstacles can spoil the holiday mood of wheelchair drivers everywhere in the world. But it does not have to be like that. A good planning and maybe even trained company help.Experiencing the World – without Barriers - Read more

Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law

Bus and train bring many people from A to B – fast and easy on the environment. However, the public means of transportation keep on hand some incommodities for people with disabilities. That’s why different working groups and institutes exert themselves for more accessibility in public local traffic.Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Phto: Handbiker in action; linked to [05/12/2012] 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

Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence

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Photo: Brian Schaffer and the exoskeleton; linked to [28/11/2012] A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs.Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence - Read more

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

 
 

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