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REHACARE 2017

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.

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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06/28/2017

Björn Schulz – That's how he rolls

Björn Schulz is a cheerful person. Being an interested person as well he would like to know how the city of Florence manages to make almost all historical buildings accessible - and why in Germany it is still impossible due to monument protection. Why he has never been to Wacken OpenAir yet and who influenced his sense of humor, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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06/21/2017

Anja Bohr – That's how she rolls

If you're asking Anja Bohr, every human being has the right to understand and to be understood. That's the reason she learned sign language. While she would be afraid of being Commissioner for the Disabled, there's not much more she wouldn't dare. Which question the sign language assistant would like to get an answear to, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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06/14/2017

Jan-Oliver Wülfing – That's how he rolls

Jan-Oliver Wülfing wants to influence his personal assistants in the long run: with being more open-minded or more aware of accessibility. As a federal disability commissioner, he would make everything more inclusive. In the movie about his life things would be heating up – instead of tearjerker a bank would be robbed. What kind of role dancing also plays in his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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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.

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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04/20/2017

"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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04/20/2017

"Hardly any texts by famous authors are specifically written in Simple Language"

Literature should be accessible to all – including people who depend on texts written in Simple English. A project in Frankfurt, Germany, now wants to make this possible. REHACARE.com spoke with Hauke Hückstädt, the director of the Literaturhaus Frankfurt about the "Frankfurt, deine Geschichte. Literatur in Einfacher Sprache" project.
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Clinic provides free hearing aids for low-income adults
Low-income people dealing with hearing loss just got a little hope. Doctors from Michigan Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery partnered with the Hope Clinic to create Hope for Hearing, a program that provides free hearing aids to uninsured adults.
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Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma
A study from the University of Warwick suggests peer-led self-management programmes have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma.
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Researchers explore why people with autism avoid eye contact
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes. Many say that looking others in the eye is uncomfortable or stressful for them all of which points to a neurological cause than just to a sign of social and personal indifference. Now, a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.
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Parameters that can reverse physical frailty in the elderly
Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty.
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Larnaca International Airport wins 2017 Accessible Airport Award
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE last year, the EDF run the Accessible Airports Award. This is a yearly award that aims to honour the best airport in Europe in terms of its level of accessibility as well as the range and the quality of the assistance services that it offers.
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Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implants
In a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants, UT Dallas researchers have found that children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients.
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Teens with ADHD have lower crash risk than previously reported
Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers.
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Human brain tunes into visual rhythms in sign language
The human brain works in rhythms and cycles. These patterns occur at predictable frequencies. When people listen to speech, their brain waves lock up with the volume-based rhythms they hear. In a new study researchers of the University of Chicago designed an experiment using sign language to answer the question, if it works for visual rhythms in sign language too.
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Stroke rehabilitation: Robotic device is helping patients to recover
A recent study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors.
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Pet dogs could help older owners be more active
Owning a dog may help older adults to meet physical activity levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared care of a dog to motivate older adults to be more physically active, researchers suggest.
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The Etac Group: see new innovations from Etca, R82, convaid, immedia and molift at REHACARE
The Etac Group, the Scandinavian specialist in world-class assistive products for disabled adults and children, will be delivering its largest ever multiple-brand, new product launch at Rehacare 2016.
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New ETAC ability based seating & "shapeup!" eductional programme to revolutionise wheelchair design at REHACARE
Under a new initiative called ‘Shape Up!’, a world-leading assistive product specialist Etac, will be launching the new Ability Based SeatingTM wheelchair concept at Rehacare (Hall 04, stands D24 &#...
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New Product – Strongback Mobility presents the ergonomic strück 24 wheelchair at REHACARE
The strück 24 wheelchair by Strongback Mobility is the first off‐the‐shelf standard folding manual wheelchair to provide frame‐integrated effective posture support. Its unique ergonomic shape promotes...
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Quha Launches Quha Vido - External Virtual Keyboard and Mouse to Ease Computer Use
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Vido, the external virtual keyboard and mouse to make computer usage easier for head mouse users. Quha Vido can be seen at the Rehacare...
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Quha Launches Quha Sento MP Multipurpose Contactless Puff Switch
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Sento MP, the multipurpose contactless puff switch. Quha Sento MP can be seen at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct...
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Assisted Living specialists - Kingkraft seek new European distributors at Rehacare 2016
A UK-based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of assisted living equipment, is set to exhibit a selection of their product range at Rehacare 2016- the world's largest international trade...
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Quha Demonstrates Quha Sento Contactless Puff Switch at Rehacare
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha’s revolutionary contactless puff switch - Quha Sento - will be demonstrated first time at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct 1st. Quha...
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Introducing AssiStep, the Stair Assistant from Norway
AssiStep – the Stair Assistant Every year, only in Norway, 50 people die and 30.000 get injured from falling on stairs. For elderly and people with reduced mobility, stairs can become difficult...
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