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Magazine: Year-round information portal on the topic of "Self-determined living"

Joëlette Kid makes outdoor experiences more accessible
Going on new adventures with the whole family is fun for everybody. At least, if the necessary assistive devices meet the needs of their users. So does Joëlette Kid – the new all-terrain chair by Ferriol-Matrat. In an interview with REHACARE.com, Alison-Lore Bourget told us about the special features and how especially the children react to their new possibilities.
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Mobility: Small hand control systems with a big effect
Simple, ergonomic, reliable – the multifunctional handles, ACCEL BIKE and ACCEL QUAD, enable improved participation in a mobile and self-determined life. What the two solutions have in common and yet differ, Pierre Gouraud, International Sales of Sojadis Equipement, reveals in an interview with REHACARE.com.
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EXTRA: Made to measure sports wheelchair for a better performance
Solid and adapted – this is how auxiliary means for competitive sports such as wheelchair basketball should be. That's why EXTRA wheelchairs from Turkey offers made to measure sports wheelchairs to professional sports people. REHACARE.com talked to Demirhan Serefhan, Managing Director of EXTRA, about the importance of customization and valuable feedback directly from the basketball court.
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Photo gallery: A safe island for siblings
Since May 2020, the sibling support of the Angelika Reichelt Kinder- und Jugendhospizes Joshuas Engelreich (English: Angelika Reichelt Children and Youth Hospice) has been taking place in the newly created so called Geschwisterinsel (English: Sibling Island). You can gain a small insight in our photo gallery.
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Björn Reinsch – That's how he rolls
Diving through the worldwide most beautiful coral reefs and roaming the rainforests as a jaguar – that is what Björn Reinsch dreams of. For which reason he does not feel ready for the first option, why he calls himself a "colorful mix" and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Antonia Bögner – That's how she rolls
Social participation and inclusion of people with disabilities is very important to Antonia Bögner. This is why she would give this topic top priority if she were Commissioner for the Disabled. To what extent her family has influenced her positively in her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Jörg von de Fenn – That's how he rolls
Climbing as a blind person? Jörg von de Fenn proves that this is possible. He would love to climb the Watzmann east face or the Eiger north face. Why this has failed so far, what he would stand up for as Commissioner for the Disabled and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Noh Gourie – That's how he rolls
Never without hope, humor and music – that's what Noh Gourie is all about. These three things play an important role for him, not only as a rapper and comedian. What makes him laugh and why he is afraid he might miss an Oscar, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Alexandra Koch – That's how she rolls
Books are especially close to Alexandra Koch's heart. They make her laugh, they are part of her vocation and they can be an important medium for representing people with disabilities. Who (successfully) encourages her again and again and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Pro Walk: Overcoming foot drop one step at a time
Safe walking without tripping or falling is challenging for people with foot drop. Luckily there are technologies that provide active support by using functional electrical stimulation (FES). Pro Walk GmbH delivers these types of foot drop systems. How do these devices allow users to complete everyday tasks? REHACARE.com asked Nico Riedl, Product Manager and Physiotherapist at Pro Walk GmbH.
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REHADAT Gute Praxis: "Labor force participation requires targeted and personalized measures"
What are strategies for successful inclusion in the primary labor market? Many employers only have a vague idea of what this entails, revealing the importance of comprehensive and practical information. The new REHADAT Gute Praxis (English: Best Practice) portal aims to be their go-to resource – and includes 900 practical examples. Why are they especially useful? We asked...
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Fashion by MOB Industries: "Inclusion means to truly embrace all body types"
Fashion without barriers – that’s the mission of Viennese-based startup MOB Industries (German: Mode Ohne Barrieren, hence the abbreviation MOB). How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the company’s latest collection and how do functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand? REHACARE.com asked MOB founder and CEO Josefine Thom.
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Why inclusion is more important than ever amid the coronavirus crisis
How are families of children with disabilities coping during the coronavirus crisis? A recent online survey asked this question, prompting over 1,600 participants to respond in just two weeks. What do the survey results reveal about the current state of society in terms of social participation and inclusion? We asked Dorothea Kugelmeier and Dr. Raimund Schmolze-Krahn, who launched the study.
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ReWalk Robotics: Optimal supply thanks to the latest robotic technology
Rehabilitation and robotics increasingly go hand in hand. That’s why it is crucial to ensure the quality of robotic rehabilitation at any level. How important is it for companies like ReWalk Robotics to have the support of health insurance companies? REHACARE.com asked and also learned about the company’s future hopes for the industry.
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Online fashion show: Adaptive fashion for people with and without disabilities

Rehabilitation: Exercising one arm has twice the benefits
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm – without even moving it.
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New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone
A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician – all within minutes from an interaction with a smartphone.
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New college program for students with learning difficulties
The UC Davis MIND Institute and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have received a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create an inclusive, four-year college program for students with learnin difficulties.
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Learning foreign language is harder for visually impaired people
A scientist from RUDN University analysed the effect of visual impairment on a person's perception of unfamiliar sounds when learning a foreign language. The experiment showed that lack of access to visual cues makes learning difficult.
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QUICKIE Nitrum: New generation of high-performance, ultra-lightweight rigid wheelchairs
Introducing the brand new QUICKIE® Nitrum®, Sunrise Medical’s highly innovative rigid wheelchair that is unrivaled in terms of lightweight, rigidity, adjustabillity and functional options. Lightest in its class, Nitrum is precision-engineered to efficiently convert energy into motion, allowing the user to propel with the least amount of effort.
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Handheld robotic exoskeleton to improve hand mobility problems
The Engineering Design and Technological Development Group (DIDET), from the University of Alicante ArtefactosLAB, has once again taken a step forward in terms of social innovation with the design of a new handheld robotic exoskeleton. Named [flick], this robotic exoskeleton improves the lives of people with limited or no ability to move due to neurological and/or physiological disorders.
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Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain
A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Gait analysis: Wireless sensor system for portable, accurate and affordable wearables
Gait analysis is an important clinical measurement used for medical diagnosis of sports injuries, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy, and for assessing frailty and fall risk of the elderly. Now, researchers developed a novel wireless sensor system capable of achieving clinical gait measurements with comparable accuracies to the current gold-standard mat.
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Stroke: Putting virtual rehabilitation to the test
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test: They have created a new gaming platform which uses low cost videogame technology to improve the lives of stroke patients living with complex neurological syndromes caused by their stroke.
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Diabetes: 15-year trend persists in disparate insulin pump use in children
Insulin pumps are widely used in the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and reviews have shown insulin pump therapy to be associated with improved glycemic control, fewer severe hypoglycemia events, and improved quality of life. Yet, non-Hispanic white children (NHW) are more than twice as likely as non-Hispanic Black children (NHB) to use this technology.
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Rehabilitation after stroke: There's no place like home
Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a new study. Remote rehabilitation may also promote greater brain connectivity, the study said.
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ADHD: Girls benefit from doing sports
When it comes to ADHD, girls – but not boys – who participate actively in school sports activities in middle childhood show improved behaviour and attentiveness in early adolescence, suggests a new Canadian study published in Preventative Medicine.
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Ultra-low-cost hearing aid could address age-related hearing loss worldwide
Using a device that could be built with a dollar's worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case, researchers want to help the hundreds of millions of older people worldwide who can't afford existing hearing aids to address their age-related hearing loss.
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CYBATHLON 2020 with live broadcast from 23 countries
The world’s second ever CYBATHLON competition will take place on 13 and 14 November 2020 in a new global format. 70 teams from all over the world will start in their respective home countries. The CYBATHLON organizers and participants will embed content into a live programme and broadcast delivered via a new online platform. Ten Swiss teams will compete locally on the campus of ETH Zurich.
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Avatar enables chronically ill children to participate in education
In order to avoid problems caused by frequent absences from school, telepresence systems such as avatars could be a useful resource. A research project being conducted by Thomas Pletschko from the CCP is investigating the effects of avatars on school participation, a sense of belonging, feelings of social isolation and the well-being of children with chronic illnesses.
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College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse
College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.
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ADHD: Systematic parental training helps the well-being of preschool children
Research findings from Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Centre show that quality of life is poorer for preschool children with ADHD compared to children from the control population. But the children's quality of life can be significantly improved using treatment without medication.
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Biomimetic hand prosthesis Hannes uniquely similar to a human hand
The prosthetic hand Hannes is able to restore over 90 percent of functionality to people with upper-limb amputations and its concept was awarded the international industrial design prize Compasso d'Oro.
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Winter Paralympics: Beijing 2022 launches I’mPOSSIBLE toolkit
Hundreds of schools in China will get to spice up their curriculum with the help of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) global education programme I’mPOSSIBLE, aimed to educate pupils ahead of their home 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
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Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients
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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions
Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Job seekers with disabilities must score with technical rather than soft skills
A new study by Rutgers University researchers finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others.
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Insomnia identified as a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes
A new study published in Diabetologia is the first to identify insomnia as a risk factor associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study identifies 34 risk factors that are thought to increase (19) or decrease risk (15), as well as a further 21 'suggestive' risk factors where evidence was not quite as strong.
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How deaf and hearing people watch sign language
A recent study has shown that readers' eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand.
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Art and Para sport: a perfect match
Stefanie Herrmann connects more than one part of her life to drawing Paralympians. It is her full-time job, her passion, her source of motivation, and also the means through which she met her fiancé, Paralympic and world champion in Para Nordic skiing, Martin Fleig.
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Visit Raccoon.Recovery at booth C33/Hall 6 – gamified rehabilitation after injuries and neurological diseases
Сome and see revolution in rehab: gamified tool for rehab planning, executing and monitoring. Only 30 exclusive items available for pre-order during the fair. Book your own now right on the booth C33,...
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ROTH MOBELI mobile handholds tested according to current standard 17966:2016 TÜV (Technical Inspection Agency)
ROTH MOBELI mobile hand grips have been TÜV SÜD tested since 2019 according to the current standard 17966:2016 and are now available with new higher maximum user weights. In ISO 17966:2016, an...
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A Tool that Affects the Senses
Among 700 exhibitors of the international trade fair, the interactive sound cushion inmu™ from Denmark is presented for the second time. The fair trade stand in Hall 4 / D23 attracts trade fair...
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World premiere at REHACARE 2019: Mobility Scooter "Champion 57"
Vintage Mobility develops mobility scooters that combine high functionality with timeless style. At REHACARE 2017, Vintage Mobility presented the "Gatsby", the world's first electric vehicle...
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Hase Bikes introduces the new Trets: Children's trike and therapeutic bike
Hase Bikes introduces the second generation of its multitalented children’s trike: The new Trets is even better, even cooler. The Trets from Hase Bikes is an ingenious therapeutic trike for...
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