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

Pro Walk: Overcoming foot drop one step at a time
Safe walking without tripping or falling is challenging for people with foot drop. Luckily there are technologies that provide active support by using functional electrical stimulation (FES). Pro Walk GmbH delivers these types of foot drop systems. How do these devices allow users to complete everyday tasks? REHACARE.com asked Nico Riedl, Product Manager and Physiotherapist at Pro Walk GmbH.
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REHADAT Gute Praxis: "Labor force participation requires targeted and personalized measures"
What are strategies for successful inclusion in the primary labor market? Many employers only have a vague idea of what this entails, revealing the importance of comprehensive and practical information. The new REHADAT Gute Praxis (English: Best Practice) portal aims to be their go-to resource – and includes 900 practical examples. Why are they especially useful? We asked...
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Fashion by MOB Industries: "Inclusion means to truly embrace all body types"
Fashion without barriers – that’s the mission of Viennese-based startup MOB Industries (German: Mode Ohne Barrieren, hence the abbreviation MOB). How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the company’s latest collection and how do functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand? REHACARE.com asked MOB founder and CEO Josefine Thom.
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Why inclusion is more important than ever amid the coronavirus crisis
How are families of children with disabilities coping during the coronavirus crisis? A recent online survey asked this question, prompting over 1,600 participants to respond in just two weeks. What do the survey results reveal about the current state of society in terms of social participation and inclusion? We asked Dorothea Kugelmeier and Dr. Raimund Schmolze-Krahn, who launched the study.
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ReWalk Robotics: Optimal supply thanks to the latest robotic technology
Rehabilitation and robotics increasingly go hand in hand. That’s why it is crucial to ensure the quality of robotic rehabilitation at any level. How important is it for companies like ReWalk Robotics to have the support of health insurance companies? REHACARE.com asked and also learned about the company’s future hopes for the industry.
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Alexandra Koch – That's how she rolls
Books are especially close to Alexandra Koch's heart. They make her laugh, they are part of her vocation and they can be an important medium for representing people with disabilities. Who (successfully) encourages her again and again and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Annette Jablonski – That's how she rolls
Annette Jablonski wants to be a role model as an artist. She dreams of becoming self-employed and offering art courses for other people with disabilities. Who has influenced her on her way to her art, which questions she asks herself and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Andrea Lauer – That's how she rolls
She would like to make all information and applications of authorities available in Easy-to-Read language – that would be one of Andrea Lauer's first official acts as Commissioner for the Disabled. Because equality is close to her heart. Who and what else is important to her in life, to what extent a stranger has influenced her the most and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Eliza – That's how she rolls
Everyone benefits from accessibility – and that is precisely why, as Commissioner for the Disabled, Eliza's first official act would be to tackle this issue. What is also close to her heart, which author has especially influenced her and how she otherwise rolls, she tells on REHACARE.com.
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Marcel Renz – That's how he rolls
Marcel Renz wants to show that people with disabilities are like everyone else. As Commissioner for the Disabled, this would be exactly the goal of his campaign. Because every person should be accepted and respected as she or he is. Who has influenced him positively in his life and how he otherwise rolls, he tells on REHACARE.com.
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Online fashion show: Adaptive fashion for people with and without disabilities

Winter Paralympics: Beijing 2022 launches I’mPOSSIBLE toolkit
Hundreds of schools in China will get to spice up their curriculum with the help of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) global education programme I’mPOSSIBLE, aimed to educate pupils ahead of their home 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
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Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients
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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions
Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Job seekers with disabilities must score with technical rather than soft skills
A new study by Rutgers University researchers finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others.
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Insomnia identified as a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes
A new study published in Diabetologia is the first to identify insomnia as a risk factor associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study identifies 34 risk factors that are thought to increase (19) or decrease risk (15), as well as a further 21 'suggestive' risk factors where evidence was not quite as strong.
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How deaf and hearing people watch sign language
A recent study has shown that readers' eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand.
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Art and Para sport: a perfect match
Stefanie Herrmann connects more than one part of her life to drawing Paralympians. It is her full-time job, her passion, her source of motivation, and also the means through which she met her fiancé, Paralympic and world champion in Para Nordic skiing, Martin Fleig.
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Researchers report positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
A team of U.S. researchers published the results of a multi-center, single-arm trial of the ReWalk ReStore™ for gait training in individuals undergoing post-stroke rehabilitation. They found the device safe and reliable during treadmill and overground walking under the supervision of physical therapists.
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Study on identical twins shows early form of Multiple Sclerosis has special pattern
They are about as "easy" to find as the proverbial needle in the haystack: identical twins, one of whom has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and one does not. Neuroimmunologists in Munich have – to stay with the image – put together an entire set of needles, and their colleagues in Münster have analyzed the blood samples taken from these twins.
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Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
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Helping teens with type 1 diabetes improve diabetes control with MyDiaText
Adolescence is a difficult period of development, made more complex for those with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The challenges of managing multiple doses of daily insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, dietary and exercise requirements, can make self-care difficult and complicate outcomes.
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Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs
While virtual medical and rehabilitation appointments seemed novel when COVID-19 first appeared, they now seem to be part of the new norm and might be paving the way to the future.
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Handgrip strength shown to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes
In new research, scientists at the universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period and demonstrated that the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by around 50 per cent for every unit increase in handgrip strength value. The findings are published in Annals of Medicine.
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New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts. The prototype device developed by a team at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, can electronically replicate the way human skin senses pain.
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Virtual training improves physical and cognitive functions
Researchers at the Smart-Aging Research Center (IDAC) at Tohoku University have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits.
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IPC and Coca-Cola Company announce worldwide Paralympic partnership
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) welcomes the addition of The Coca-Cola Company to its roster of Worldwide Paralympic Partners.
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FIS and World Para Snow Sports to cooperate on "Bring Children to the Snow"
Campaign aimed at introducing snow sports to new generations to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities.
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US: Risk of dementia has been rising for years - instead of falling
Over the past 20 years or so, the risk for US men and women of suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia has increased. This is the conclusion of a new study by MPIDR researchers and colleagues that takes into account learning effects when repeating the same dementia test.
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Simple test could improve public attitudes to autism
Using a simple 'thermometer scale survey' to measure public attitudes towards people with autism could help improve public understanding and acceptance, say researchers.
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Dementia education: an age-friendly future starts with our kids
School-based dementia education could deliver much needed empathy and understanding for older generations as new research from the University of South Australia shows it can significantly improve dementia knowledge and awareness among younger generations.
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Exoskeleton research marches forward with NIST study on fit
A shoddily tailored suit or a shrunken T-shirt may not be the most stylish, but wearing them is unlikely to hurt more than your reputation. An ill-fitting robotic exoskeleton, however, could be a much bigger problem than a fashion faux pas.
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COVID-19: more than 20% of US nursing homes still report staff, PPE shortages
Nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred among nursing home residents, whose age, chronic medical conditions, and congregate living quarters place them and their caregivers at high risk of contracting the disease.
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Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations
A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet.
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Osteoarthritis: Conservative therapy delays need for knee and hip joint replacement
"It is wise to consider all non-surgical treatment options before resorting to an artificial hip or knee joint implant," said EULAR President Prof. Iain B. McInnes, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
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Researchers develop smart gaming glove with medical uses
Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.
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Visit Raccoon.Recovery at booth C33/Hall 6 – gamified rehabilitation after injuries and neurological diseases
Сome and see revolution in rehab: gamified tool for rehab planning, executing and monitoring. Only 30 exclusive items available for pre-order during the fair. Book your own now right on the booth C33,...
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ROTH MOBELI mobile handholds tested according to current standard 17966:2016 TÜV (Technical Inspection Agency)
ROTH MOBELI mobile hand grips have been TÜV SÜD tested since 2019 according to the current standard 17966:2016 and are now available with new higher maximum user weights. In ISO 17966:2016, an...
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A Tool that Affects the Senses
Among 700 exhibitors of the international trade fair, the interactive sound cushion inmu™ from Denmark is presented for the second time. The fair trade stand in Hall 4 / D23 attracts trade fair...
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World premiere at REHACARE 2019: Mobility Scooter "Champion 57"
Vintage Mobility develops mobility scooters that combine high functionality with timeless style. At REHACARE 2017, Vintage Mobility presented the "Gatsby", the world's first electric vehicle...
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Hase Bikes introduces the new Trets: Children's trike and therapeutic bike
Hase Bikes introduces the second generation of its multitalented children’s trike: The new Trets is even better, even cooler. The Trets from Hase Bikes is an ingenious therapeutic trike for...
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