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NEW: CYBATHLON Experience at REHACARE 2017

Foto: Exoskelettträger at the CYBATHLON track, EXO Team Varileg, Zurich 2016 © ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella

Prize game: 40 years REHACARE

Photo collage: Wheelchair dance couple while dancing, young woman sitting in a customized car; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Julia Latscha – That's how she rolls

Julia Latscha would love to know how her daughter, who has multiple disabilities, sees the world. But even without this knowledge, there are many things in Germany that the author would like to change. What she wants for her daughter and why she can fight like a lioness for her children, but doesn't dare to spend a night in the forest, she tells us at
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Claudia Böhme – That's how she rolls

Sometimes lecturers have a greater influence on students than they may be aware of. Claudia Böhme came up with the idea of bringing together blind and visually impaired people and museums, thanks to a suggestion of the student vocational guidance service. Today, the 46-year-old is a cultural mediator. What else she is interested in besides accessibility in museums, she tells us at
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Karina Sturm – That's how she rolls

Not all people with disabilities depend on a wheelchair. Many diseases are invisible to other people. Karina Sturm can tell you a thing or two about it. What challenge, besides her disease, the 30-year-old had to overcome while eating with her neighbours and why she secretly dreams of the Nobel Peace Prize, she tells us at
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"Long cane for children is a 'facilitator'– the chance to independently accomplish something"

The long cane offers the possibility to be independent and effectively mobile as a person with visual impairment. Children in particular could get used to him in a playful way. The association "Anderes sehen e.V." has co-developed the children's long cane. spoke to Ellen Schweizer, the founder of the association, about the fact that inclusion is not a burden, but can bring joy.
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Blind soccer fans are on the ball for 90 minutes thanks to match reporting

For nearly 20 years, the "Fanclub Sehhunde; Fußball-Fanclub für Blinde und Sehbehinderte e.V." promotes match reporting for the blind to ensure that its members fully experience a stadium visit. spoke with deputy chairperson Nina Schweppe about the match reporting for the blind and the obstacles that still need to be overcome before full inclusion in stadiums becomes a reality.
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Capjob: "People with severe disabilities assist job seekers with severe disabilities"

Modern and user-friendly: job seekers are able to indicate their type of disability on the employment portal and search for jobs that are right for them. spoke with founder Felix Hüning about the unique features of Capjob and why virtually all parties could benefit from an inclusive employment landscape.
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Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility
Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability
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New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease
Researchers develop first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms
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Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability release National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report.
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More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability
Older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity had more than a three-fold higher risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking at the end of a study that ran for nearly a decade.
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Breakthrough study reveals new diagnosis for Alzheimer's
In the largest and most conclusive study of its kind, researchers have analysed blood samples to create a novel and non-invasive way of helping to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and distinguishing between different types of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke
After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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New healthcare services for people with chronic disease
The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) assists university graduates with business start-ups for improving new Healthcare Services for Chronic Disease Sufferers.
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Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation
The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life - and few roles are more stressful.
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Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface
University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients
Use caution when entering personal health information into a convenient app on your mobile device, because not all apps are created equal when it comes to protecting your privacy, warns McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School clinicians.
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New Limb Difference gripping aid launches from The Active Hands Company
The Active Hands Company is the go-to place for people with hand function disabilities.  Born out of Rob Smith’s frustration at his own poor hand function and strength, following his spinal...
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Managing mental well-being with three wheels
43 year old Simon Stevens is an activist and independent disability and inclusion issues professional. Born with Cerebral Palsy which affects his speech, balance and hand control, Simon is on the...
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SARL TESSIER: Adaptive ski equipment for all
TESSIER designs and manufactures technical and innovative products for sit skiers, an all-terrain tandem wheelchair to enjoy the mountain during summer and a wakeboard / water-ski equipment. Created...
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Ribcap | fashionable soft protection helmet | fall risk patients | Ventilation and cooling
Ventilation and Cooling | Ribcap Protective Hat RibCap has ventilation and cooling capacity, which ensures the flow of air and prevents you against that extra heat caused by wearing ordinary helmets.
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REHACARE 2017: thyssenkrupp launches latest solutions to advance home mobility
A combination of mixed-reality and a fully digitalized order process will shorten stairlift delivery times by up to 4x; thyssenkrupp is the first to use HoloLens devices in the home solutions market.
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Winner Transfer Wheelchair - World's First
Reinventing the Wheelchair Medical Technology does not always have to be about complex devices – Winner SG’s latest product simply involves reinventing the wheel. The company prides itself on...
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Meet the world's first fashionable head protection for people with special needs! Ribcap | epilepsy, autism, general seizure helmet
Ribcap provides head protection helmets for your daily life that are non-stigmatising. They use unique, absorbing foam inside a fashionable hat. They have on-trend colored beanies and baseball caps,...
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Video: Accessibility of doctors’ offices? – A review of the situation in Hamburg