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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
08/16/2017

Coco de Bruycker – That's how she rolls

Coco de Bruycker wants to change the film industry - for people with disabilities. At the age of 21 the girl from Germany dreams big. Which goals she has and why she is not afraid of dancing in the London Underground but does not dare to be part of a flashmob, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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08/09/2017

Sven Reusch – That's how he rolls

Depending on Sven Reusch, society would benefit if they would stop thinking in stereotypes. He would rather embrace more space for the uncharted and acceptance for everyone. And because they are known for being out of the box the Ramp'n'Roller Reusch likes Jürgen Klopp and Jürgen Vogel. What it is that Harry Potter is ahead of, Sven Reusch tells us at REHACARE.com.
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08/02/2017

Sibylle Brandt – That's how she rolls

To Sibylle Brandt equality, equal opportunity and the right to equal treatment of all people from all walks of life is an important concern. How an accidental meeting with former Chancellor Willy Brandt influenced her and which questions she wishes to be answered by society, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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08/17/2017

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. REHACARE.com 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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07/13/2017

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 Capjob.de employment portal and search for jobs that are right for them. REHACARE.com 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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06/15/2017

"Inclusive communication design is both accessible and attractive"

For many, recognizing and understanding characters is an important prerequisite to social participation. Inclusive communication design helps people with visual impairments to accomplish this. REHACARE.com spoke with designer and expert of the German Association for Blind and Visually Impaired People, Florian Adler. He has developed a digital guide to inclusive communication design.
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Germany seek home success in World Wheelchair Basketball Championship
The Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships tip off in one year in Hamburg and the new-looking German women’s wheelchair basketball team is itching for success.
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Men, not women, may be having fewer strokes
The overall rate of stroke in the United States has been declining in recent years and while that has been good news, a new study suggests it may be primarily good news for men.
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Gaining weight between pregnancies boosts diabetes risk
The study performed at the University of Bergen shows that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) above one unit from first to second pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes (GDM), no matter if you are overweight or not.
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Medicaid coverage brings more silence to the hearing impaired
Medicaid does not cover hearing aids in 22 states. Coverage varies greatly in the remaining 28 states based on the degree of hearing loss and types of benefits available. Such inconsistencies exist as the federal government does not require Medicaid to cover hearing aids for adults, allowing individual states to set its own guidelines.
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Study: Europe’s Demographic Future
Europe is demographically divided. In the north, west and centre of the continent, comparatively high fertility rates and immigration are ensuring population growth for the foreseeable future. By contrast, many regions in southern and Eastern Europe are threatened with accelerated aging processes and marked population losses.
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Successful guide dogs have 'tough love' moms, study finds
Much has been written on the pitfalls of being a helicopter parent, one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging their independence. A new study seems to back up this finding - in dogs. Researchers showed that doting mothers seem to handicap their puppies, in this case reducing their likelihood of successfully completing a training program to become guide dogs.
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Coming face-to-face with disability could end supernatural myth-making in Africa
Many people in rural African communities still believe that disability is caused by supernatural forces, curses and as 'punishment' for wrongdoings - according to University of East Anglia research.
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Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis
In the past, multiple sclerosis patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the illness. However, it is now known that physical training can relieve many of the symptoms, including the excessive fatigue and mobility impairments that are often seen. New research now shows that resistance training may protect the nervous system and thus slow the progression of the disease.
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People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected
Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience.
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Greater interaction with older people positively impacts health students
A new study has found that a community-based service learning experience involving greater interaction with older adults had a positive impact on career development for medical residents (physicians who have graduated from medical school and are starting work at a healthcare facility under supervision).
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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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The new Cellpower CLN series
The Cellpower innovations never end! Following the launch of the vibration-resistant Cellpower CPR batteries at the end of 2016, Intercel is proud to present another new Cellpower battery series. This...
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Ribcap Protective Hats For Fall Risk Patients | Autism, general seizure, Epilepsy Helmet
Patient falls are the single largest category of reported adverse incidents in hospitals resulting in significant adverse outcomes and increased cost, and they continue to be a considerable challenge...
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Newly launched of WHILL Model C
Whill Inc. announced that it has developed a new model, 'Whill Model C,' and will start shipment in June 2017 in Japan.  Unlike the Model A and M, the Model C can be separated into three parts...
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European Mobility week 2017 - Elbee
Accessible transport is a right and helps very important social inclusion, but for some of us it is not always possible to transport and travel where we want or when it is needed. Our mobility action...
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SOUNDBEAM 6 - NEW RELEASE
THE SOUNDBEAM PROJECT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF SOUNDBEAM 6, COMBINING CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH A WEALTH OF EXCITING NEW FEATURES. THESE INCLUDE: TOUCH SCREEN INTERFACE WITH QUICK AND EASY...
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Hightech Sehhilfe flüstert Infos ins Ohr
The OrCam whispers information directly into the ear of the user.  The Intelligent software in the OrCam device gives the blind much more autonomy and mobility.
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The talking glasses helping blind people to ‘see’ again
Artificial intelligence OrCam glasses help blind people read and recognise loved ones with amazing new technology.
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Geniale Technologie in Halle: mit dieser Brille können Blinde lesen
Genious technology in Halle: Glasses that give the blind the ability to read again 
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Video: Accessibility of doctors’ offices? – A review of the situation in Hamburg