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Video: Accessibility of doctors’ offices? – A review of the situation in Hamburg

People with disabilities are frequently faced with medical practices which are not accessible. The German Patient Initiative Association has therefor created a detailed check list to assess the situation in Hamburg. What kind of criteria are called up and how the project "Accessibility in Medical Practices" could continue, Kerstin Hagemann, the Managing Director of the association, tells REHACARE.com in an interview.

NEW: CYBATHLON Experience at REHACARE 2017

Foto: Exoskelettträger at the CYBATHLON track, EXO Team Varileg, Zurich 2016 © ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella
Exciting actions and themes accompany the 40th anniversary of REHACARE 2017. ETH Zurich, in cooperation with REHACARE, is currently organising a CYBATHLON Experience, a new event format around the CYBATHLON concept.

In hall 4, show races will take place, whereby people with physical disabilities will compete supported by advanced assistive robotic systems. One race track for wheelchairs and one for exoskeletons will be provided. At the competitions, exhibitors at REHACARE can also participate with pilots - as the CYBATHLON participants are called.
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Bernd Mann – That's how he rolls

After Christian Kenk told us "How he rolls" in the last week, today it is Bernd Mann's turn. He is the personal assistant of his friend Christian Kenk. What kind of questions the second author of "Schwer behindert, leicht bekloppt" (Heavily disabled, slightly loco) has in mind and which thought from the German philosopher Immanuel Kant he prefers, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Christian Kenk – That's how he rolls

Christian Kenk and Bernd Mann are best friends for 25 years now. Their deep friendship has often been smiled at or caused disapproval. But it never changed a thing between their relationship and so they came up with a book called: "Schwer behindert, leicht bekloppt" (Heavily disabled, slightly loco). What else is important to Christian Kenk besides friendship, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Katrin Gensecke – That's how she rolls

Katrin Gensecke is an expert in her own cause, an inclusion ambassador and wants to change something politically. It is important for her to see that every person is unique. She wonders when the people themselves will be focussed again in our society. Who influences and supports her the most and what it’s all about with Latin-American rhythms, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Welcome to the leading trade fair for rehabilitation and care! 

Experience the world of 
"Self-determined living" at REHACARE in Düsseldorf from 4 - 7 October 2017 in halls 4, 5, 6, 7a and 7.0.

Due to reorganization and construction, hall 3 will not be used in the 2017 exhibition.

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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"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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"Horse riding is a sport people with and without impairments are able to experience together on equal footing"

More self-confidence and independence – things you can learn from horse riding for example. People with disabilities can take this important step with "Rolli auf Trab" (English: Trotting with Wheelchairs). REHACARE.com spoke with Sandra Glöckler of "Rolli auf Trab" about the lust for life that horse riding inspires and the interaction and experiences with the animals.
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First aid in the brain: When language suddenly fails
Talking to each other is a complex matter. While chatting we have to recognise single words and phrases out of a flood of sounds. In parallel we have to think about an answer and to plan the movements of our lips and tongue. Every single step, from analysing the words to producing the language, requires a range of brain areas to work together.
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Falls lead to declines in seniors
More than half of elderly patients (age 65 and older) who visited an emergency department because of injuries sustained in a fall suffered adverse events - including additional falls, hospitalization and death - within 6 months. The results of a study examining how risk factors predict recurrent falls and adverse events were published online now.
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Aphasia recovery via speech therapy related to structural plasticity of the ventral stream
Language disturbances (aphasia) are common after stroke and can manifest as difficulty identifying the correct word to use (semantic problems) and/or difficulty pronouncing words (phonemic problems). Speech therapy has long been a standard of post-stroke care and can improve aphasia.
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UK employers join Mencap call to get more people with a learning disability in to employment
Mencap urges new Government to keep manifesto pledge to get 1 million more disabled people into work1 and improve employment opportunities for people with a learning disability.
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Diabetes increasing at alarming rates in sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is in the midst of a rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic that could have devastating health and economic consequences for the region unless quick and decisive action is taken to turn the tide, according to a major new report from a Lancet commission co-led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Well-being in later life: the mind plays an important role
Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors. Physical impairments tend to play a secondary role, as scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have discovered. The results of their recent study are published in "BMC Geriatrics".
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Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly
A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations.
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How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma
It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect: Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.
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Bandage with a voice
A novel bandage alerts the nursing staff as soon as a wound starts healing badly. Sensors incorporated into the base material glow with a different intensity if the wound’s pH level changes. This way even chronic wounds could be monitored at home.
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Serious pain afflicts a third of nursing home residents in last six months of life
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of British Columbia and University of Alberta that could have implications for end-of-life care in Canada.
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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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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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