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Foto: REHACARE flags are flying in the wind; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

Impressionen from REHACARE 2018

Photo: Participant at CYBATHLON Experience; Copyright: beta-web/Hofmann

Photo gallery: CYBATHLON Experience

Photo: People in the photo box at REHACARE; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
You want to travel to different places with REHACARE? No problem! Just pick your favorite accessories and destination, take place in front of the green screen in our photo box in hall 7 and take off!
Photo: Samuel Koch atREHACARE with Jens Kleine fromMade for Movement; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
Busted! Samuel Koch at REHACARE! He talked to Jens Kleine from Made for Movement about the "Innowalk" training device, among other things. Koch says about the fair: "It's good that you can bundle your expertise at REHACARE and that visitors can inform themselves so well on site".
Photo: Loopwheels at REHACARE 2018; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
It’s better to roll well than to drive badly. The Loop Wheels from Jelly Products Ltd. (Great Britain, hall 6, stand A11) help you to drive your wheelchair more smoothly and conveniently, both on uneven and even surfaces.
Photo: Many colorful spoke guards; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
They don’t only look well, they also prevent fingers from getting into the spokes. The different colorful spoke guards from Bergh Special Products BV (The Netherlands, hall 6, stand 6C43) have something for every taste.
Photo: Huge office chair; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
Take a seat! The office chair from VELA A/S (Denmark, hall 4, stand C25) originally is not as tall, but it makes you more independent in the kitchen, the bath or the sleeping room.
Photo: A lot of colorful pillows; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
The Kuschel-MAXX (Cuddle-Maxx) from INVITALIS GmbH (Germany) is a super flexible, cozy all-purpose pillow. Its contents are atoxic, it is washable and light-weight, making it an ideal travel companion.
Photo: Accessible bowling rail; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter
The accessible bowling rail (hall 7a, Sport Center) helps players with disabilities to roll the ball at the bowling lane smoothly.
Photo: S-Cart by Famica; Copyright: beta-web/Heiduk
Winner of the reddot Award: The Famica S-Cart is not yet available on the German market, but you can admire it at REHACARE in Hall 4/E59.

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

Communication made easier – Thanks to robots named Bibi and Bodo

Daniel Wehrmann – That's how he rolls
On his blog you can read his story from his first symptoms to his final diagnosis to his rehab and his present life with multiple sclerosis. Why he says that he is not considered an "exemplary" MS patient, what kind of research he is interested in and whose views he shares about life, he tells on REHACARE.com.
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Alhassane Baldé – That's how he rolls
Alhassane Baldé is a successful German para-athlete in wheelchair racing and has already won several medals. For him, the topics of sport and participation are therefore closely linked. Why he is grateful to his parents and what role Barack Obama plays, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Michaela Gurzinski – That's how she rolls
The human being should be in the focus, not the disability. And in questions which concern people with disabilities, they should also be consulted themselves. That's what Michaela Gurzinski would like to see from society and politics. She also tells us on REHACARE.com who can make her laugh quite well and what she still needs about ten certificates for.
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Frank Rennhack – That's how he rolls
Frank Rennhack can't visit REHACARE himself, but his colleagues and supporters of the Para Ice Hockey are once again in the Sports Centre with their roller sled this year. What the German national player would like to be and what he cares about next to his sport, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Michel Arriens – That's how he rolls
Diversity is an enrichment. It is his parents Michel Arriens owes this attitude to. On REHACARE.com he tells us why he would like to have a time machine to get politics 2.0 rolling and why he believes that his romantic idea could fail because of relativity. And he also tells all visitors at REHACARE how he became an activist – on Friday 28 September.
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"The OpenEarConcept© adapts acoustic signals to the unique features of hearing aid technology"
Whether we listen to the radio or a concert – for most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without music. Meanwhile, people who wear digital hearing aids often don’t get to fully enjoy the rich landscapes of sound because they depend on the accessibility and quality of audio induction loops. The OpenEarConcept© research project is committed to supporting greater musical enjoyment.
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"Smart technology opportunities can make it easier to live a self-determined life"
Controlling an electric wheelchair by using smart glasses? Smart glasses like munevo Drive make this a reality. Visitors have a chance to check them out in person at this year’s REHACARE trade fair. Konstantin Madaus from the startup company Munevo looks back on the previous trade show presence and invites everyone to join him at his company’s booth again this year.
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Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"
Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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M-Enabling Forum: "The best assistive technologies cannot be useful if our digital environment is not accessible"
Self-determined living needs accessibility. This does not only apply to step-free entrance for wheelchair users, but also for the digital environment. For example, when blind people surf the internet with a screen reader, they need web sites that are accessible. But reality often looks different. Reason enough for the M-Enabling Forum to focus on this topic at this year's REHACARE.
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TTC Wheel-Trans: Accessible transport for people with disabilities in Toronto
In Canada, the North Americans are far ahead of us Germans when it comes to accessibility. If you are a guest in Toronto, you not only have the possibility to travel with the usual public transport, but you can also opt for the 100 percent accessible alternative and use Wheel-Trans.
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Researchers show effectiveness of new noninvasive blood glucose test
For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to prevent diabetes-related complications such as heart attacks, blindness and coma. Researchers from the MU and MIT recently evaluated the accuracy of an MIT-developed technology to monitor blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick.
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Hispanic individuals benefit from skills-based stroke prevention intervention
A culturally tailored program used when discharging stroke patients from the hospital helped to lower blood pressure among Hispanic individuals one year later, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Global Public Health.
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Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered
For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers. First defined in 1990, only 14 cases are known worldwide. And the cause of the syndrome - characterized by short stature, microcephaly (small head), hearing loss and early developmental delays - remained unknown. Today, these individuals have answers.
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Inverted exoskeleton for early rehabilitation after stroke
Robotics scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University together with physicians from Tomsk Oblast Clinical Hospital are developing a robotic complex for early rehabilitation of immobilized patients after stroke.
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Snowboard meets the desert!
The snowboard season will kick off in the most unexpected of places in less than a month’s time – the desert! Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host an official winter sport competition for the first time when the world’s best riders compete in the opening World Cup from 7 to 8 November.
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New geriatrics research offers roadmap to 'revolutionary change' for person-centered care
Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), two new research articles and a corresponding commentary from preeminent geriatrics leaders describe ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people.
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Sleeping too much or too little may affect stroke risk differently based on race
How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers
Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging, new UBC research has found.
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New report on mobility has experts moving toward consensus on care as we age
Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) unveiled a list of recommendations to help health systems prioritize a vital function for us all as we age: mobility. Mobility refers to our ability to move freely and easily (on our own or with assistance).
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European Union pushes for more accessibility on Audiovisual Media
A broad majority of Members of the European Parliament adopted the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which includes mandatory provisions on accessibility for persons with disabilities.
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Handicare launches revolutionary new straight stairlift, new staircase measurement system and new sliding sheet portfolio.
Press release Stockholm, 26 September 2018 Handicare launches revolutionary new straight stairlift, new staircase measurement system and new sliding sheet portfolio at Rehacare, Düsseldorf. Global...
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Christian Gammelgaard Olesen is new co-owner of Wolturnus AS
It is with great pleasure, that Wolturnus introduces Christian Gammelgaard Olesen as a new co-owner of Wolturnus AS. From today on, CEO and company founder Peter Libak and Christian Gammelgaard...
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Quha Nemo Self - Operated Quha Zono Headband with Charging Dock
Quha is introducing a new product, Quha Nemo, at the Rehacare Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany on September 26-29, 2018. Quha Nemo is a self-operated Quha Zono headband with a charging dock. It...
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2019 Season: HASE BIKES Shows Attention to Detail
In recent years, HASE BIKES has been busy innovating and developing new bike and trike models. For the 2019 season the company has shifted its focus to the development of new accessories and the...
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C-Brace® orthotronic mobility system
Intelligent computer technology supports the stance and swing phase The C-Brace® can be used in the event of neurological disorders of the lower limbs, such as incomplete paraplegia or polio. With...
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"I fought my way back, bit by bit."
Dirk wears the L300 Go with functional electrical stimulation for drop foot Dirk suffered a stroke at the age of 43. "Everything changed, I was unable to move about and could no longer speak...
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"Finally walking safely"
Wolfgang's new life with the computer-controlled C-Brace® leg orthosis Wolfgang contracted polio at the age of eight, and his right leg was paralysed as a result. “I was very athletic before my...
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"Modern technology got me back on my feet."
C-Brace® computer-controlled leg orthosis makes people mobile / Ottobock at Rehacare 2018 "Self-determined living" is the motto of this year's Rehacare, the International Trade Fair for...
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Functional electrical stimulation for drop foot
Fitting with the L300 Go system Ottobock offers a product that works on the basis of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to provide customised fittings for patients with drop foot – the L300 Go...
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