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Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke

Photo: Researcher at his computer [21/07/2014] An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke - Read more

Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

Photo: Pneumatic actuator tendon hammer [18/07/2014] The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients - Read more

Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

Photo: Occupational therapist and low-vision patient [14/07/2014] Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss - Read more

Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients

Photo: Hand drawing with a pencil [04/06/2014] Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have shed light on ways in which a patient compensates when losing a dominant hand and suggest new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke.Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients - Read more

New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training

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Photo: Gait training [14/03/2014] A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients' ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training - Read more

Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability

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Photo: Graphic with Word Stroke [05/03/2014] One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke.Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability - Read more

Hospital Readmission Rates after Inpatient Rehabilitation

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[24/02/2014] Nearly 12 percent of Medicare patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation following discharge from acute-care hospitalization are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge from the rehabilitation facility according to new research. Before now, there was a lack of research on the frequency and causes of patients returning to hospital after rehabilitation.Hospital Readmission Rates after Inpatient Rehabilitation - Read more

Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better

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[09/12/2013] Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better - Read more

Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident

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Photo: Elderly patient and doctor [04/12/2013] Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles.Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident - Read more

Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke

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[04/12/2013] Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living.Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke - Read more

Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness

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Photo: Front and side view of a volunteer wearing the Anklebot [25/10/2013] For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Now, researchers have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the Anklebot.Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness - Read more

You Are Never too Old for Sports

Being healthy! That’s what many elderly people wish. They also know that sport and exercise have a great influence on the physical well-being. What’s left is the decision, which form of sport is the right one for you.You Are Never too Old for Sports - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change. This will be a key topic on the REHACARE 2013.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

Belt to Prevent and Rehabilitate Lower Back Pain Problems

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Photo: Lumbia belt [26/04/2013] FIK, Tecnalia and BTS launch a belt to prevent lower back pain problems and provide rehabilitation at home and at work. The Lumbia device can be used for patient´s assessment, and for therapy during postural re-education.Belt to Prevent and Rehabilitate Lower Back Pain Problems - Read more

Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion

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[18/03/2013] A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion - Read more

Physio for the Home

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Photo: Man in front of a screen [22/02/2013] New technology will allow patients to do physiotherapy exercises at home...Physio for the Home - Read more

Rehabilitation Psychology: Providing Theoretical Content and Practical Competence

Nowadays, students-to-be often face the agony of choice when deciding on their future field of study. It can be very helpful in these cases, if universities offer certain subjects in combination with each other – as is the case with the rather young subject Rehabilitation Psychology.Rehabilitation Psychology: Providing Theoretical Content and Practical Competence - Read more

Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends

The right clinic, the perfect therapist – the success of treatment of rehabilitation depends on many factors. Up to now closely related people from the direct environment of the patients were seldom included actively in the rehabilitation process. A study urges to change this in future.Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends - 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

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

Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities

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[08/10/2012] When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, it takes a dedicated team to help a person regain as much independence as possible: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and others. Now, a University of Calgary research team had added a robot to help identify and customize post-stroke therapy.Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke 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

Assistive Robots Market - Special Forum in Hall 3

Robots have long become established as trusty workers on industrial production lines throughout the world. But are they any use as technical service providers? Which tasks can they perform in nursing or in the home, and how can they aid the disabled in mastering their everyday chores?Assistive Robots Market - Special Forum in Hall 3 - Read more

Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2012] New device could help rehabilitate stroke survivors by turning thoughts into actions, retraining motor pathways.Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients - Read more

Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means”

Those who cannot see well after an accident or due to older age need different auxiliary means to lead a broadly normal life. What exactly is needed depends on the individual vision and must be adapted to the personal needs.Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means” - Read more

February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions

At the cemetery and in the kitchen we are all the same – at least in those institutions which REHACARE.de presents in the Topic of the Month February. Have a look at “Impressive Integration Institutions”. February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions - Read more

January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities

Suffering from one kind of disability is bad enough. However, it is a fact that most handicaps do come along with others. In our Topic of the Month January we show you mothers fighting for their children who share “The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities”.January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities - Read more

Hip Replacement: Improving Walking Skills after Surgery

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[21/12/2011] Researchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. Hip Replacement: Improving Walking Skills after Surgery - Read more

Horst Giesen draws the balance of REHACARE 2011

For four days the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf had its doors wide open. For four days the main subject in the six exhibition halls was "Self-determined living". Horst Giesen, Projektleiter of the REHACARE, registers a positive balance and gives a glance into the future.Horst Giesen draws the balance of REHACARE 2011 - Read more

Religion Benefits Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

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[01/07/2011] US researchers found that if traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims feel close to a higher power, it can help them rehabilitate.Religion Benefits Traumatic Brain Injury Victims - Read more

Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation

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[04/04/2011] Early intervention and close follow-up are key to rehabilitating hearing loss in children, says Doctor Paul R. Kileny, director of the University of Michigan’s Audiology and Electrophysiology program.Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation - Read more

Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer

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[11/02/2011] Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen have developed an intelligent assistance system designed to motivate you towards more exercise while providing advice in the form of exercise pointers.Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer - Read more

Balance Report REHACARE 2010

For four days the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf had its doors wide open. A great success: Over 52.000 trade visitors came to the fairground halls to gather information on the newest products and innovations. On the last day of the fair, again, there was a lot to discover.Balance Report REHACARE 2010 - Read more

 
 

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