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Using sports to promote inclusion

12/06/2017

Christian Jaster – That's how he rolls

Para ice hockey is the ultimate sport for Christian Jaster. Since he was a child he is infected with the ice hockey virus. Meanwhile, Jaster has become an integral part of the German Para Ice Hockey National Team and webmaster of the official homepage. What other sports he wants to try out and what he would like to be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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11/29/2017

Andrea Heidrich – That's how she rolls

Since Andrea Heidrich uses a wheelchair because of a rheumatic autoimmune disease, she is dependent on the help of her assistance dog Jay. But since the Bochumer is already dog crazy anyway, also the Maltese Sandy belongs to the pack. In addition to her dogs, topics such as social justice are important to the 49-year-old as well. What else is on her mind, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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11/22/2017

Isabel Keane – That's how she rolls

For the 20-year old Isabel Keane one way to express herself are her stylish wheel covers, created by her sister. But the covers to beautify her wheelchair are not the only reason how Ailbhe influenced her younger sister. Why Isabel looks up to her creative sister, what she wants to accomplish but has not done until now and what she wants to be known for, she tells at REHACARE.com.
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11/23/2017

HelpCamps: "Making assistive technology faster, more affordable and personalized"

In accordance with the slogan "Nothing about us without us", the HelpCamps project aims at developing and implementing concepts and ideas together. To make this a reality, people with disabilities, companies from the assistive technology, care and assistance sectors, as well as stakeholders in the so-called maker movement and researchers, are brought together to network during various events.
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10/19/2017

"The BGG Arbitration Body is a solid tool to file for rights violation complaint at no charge"

The Federal Act on the Equalization of Disabled Persons (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz), BGG, intends to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination. In December 2016, the BGG arbitration body was created. REHACARE.com checked with Anne Katrin Lutz and Dr. Rica Werner who can contact the staff in Berlin given applicable circumstances.
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08/17/2017

"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. REHACARE.com 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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Type 1 diabetes: Not just a disease of childhood
Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
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3-D-printed prosthetic implants could improve treatment for hearing loss
Researchers using CT scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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Researchers map brain activity to improve prosthetic design
Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains - level ground and stairs, for example - a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user's prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time.
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People with disabilities more likely to be arrested
People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.
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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients
A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that a therapy that combines Virtual Reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.
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90 percent of senior drivers don't make vehicle adjustments that can improve safety
Most senior drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation are not taking advantage of simple, inexpensive features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel.
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Novel microdisplays will benefit blind users
The EU-funded research project 'LOMID', led by the Fraunhofer FEP, has fabricated a new generation of microdisplays with 1-inch diagonal and WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) – requiring a pixel density of 2300 ppi. The project team has also shown, for the first time, that it is possible to bend such displays to radii of just 40 mm after thinning the substrate.
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Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer
Research suggests a positive outlook can mitigate the psychological effects of parenting a child with autism
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No woman with disability should be left behind
The European Diasability Forum (EDF) took the World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women as occasion to call the European Union to protect the rights of women with disabilities. Furthermore the EDF is holding a hearing aiming to raise awareness on ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities and call for the prohibition of all forms of violence against women.
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Are long jumpers with below the knee amputations at an advantage?
Do long jumpers with below the knee amputations have an advantage or disadvantage or it is not possible to compare the achievements of long jumpers with or without prostheses? An international study dealt with this question.
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Brand new product: MERLIN – A rigid foldable wheelchair in a class of its own
The Rehacare in Düsseldorf has just opened its doors to all visitors. In the course of the trade fair, Wolturnus presents a brand new wheelchair: Merlin – a rigid foldable wheelchair in a class of its...
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Abram's Nation to debut at REHACARE
US Inventor’s First Time Attendance at International Trade Show Inventor, Founder, and President Rose Morris, and her company Abram’s Nation, winner of the U.S. Small Business...
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Conversation with SBA’s 2017 Exporter of the Year
Rose Morris is the ‘mompreneur’ behind The Safety Sleeper™, the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2017 Exporter of the Year Award. Creating the product out of...
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Quha's communications products enable handsfree independent access
Quha is demonstrating its extensive range of communication products at the REHACARE Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 4-7, 2017. The wireless gyroscopic mouse Quha Zono enables accurate...
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First Canadian Pavilion ever at REHACARE
REHACARE 2017 First Canadian Pavilion ever at REHACARE Canada – Number 8 at the show The 40th REHACARE INTERNATIONAL will return to Düsseldorf from October 4 – 7, 2017.  The leading event will...
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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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