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17/01/2018

Mel Reis – That's how she rolls

It was her sheer will that drove Mel Reis not to see her limb amputation as a negative fact but as a chance. And it was her passionate determination to get back to dance, as she used to before the car crash that crushed her leg when she was a teenager. What question she has to answer the most and how she would like to help others, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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10/01/2018

Michael Mohr – That's how he rolls

Michael Mohr was one of the eight "vilmA" award 2017 winners that the VdK North Rhine-Westphalia annually chooses. The 40-year-old from Düren donated his prize money to his heart's desire. What this is, what he is grateful to his parents for and why he would like to see more independence from people with disabilities, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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03/01/2018

Kim Lumelius – That's how she rolls

Laughter is the best medicine. In this sense Kim Lumelius is a pretty jolly person. Instead of getting angry about barriers, she prefers to overcome them. That's why her travels are always an adventure. What kind of journey she has not made yet and why she considers gratitude to be an important asset, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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18/01/2018

Self-guided museum visits for visually impaired people

Visually impaired and blind people can now enjoy stunning visits to the City Museum Trier thanks to audio tracks, tactile reproductions, and replicas. Together with students who participated in the "Cross Media" seminar as part of their studies at the University of Trier, Design Professor Christopher Ledwig developed a one-of-a-kind multimedia service in Germany: the so-called "blind kit" trolley.
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14/12/2017

"Computer and video games are a social and inclusive medium"

Countless Let’s Play videos on YouTube show that gaming has become an integral part of society. Whether people use consoles, PCs, laptops, smartphones or tablets, you can play on almost any platform. But what about accessibility in the age of better and better graphics and increasingly interactive game design?
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23/11/2017

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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Blind football takes off around the globe
The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has released statistics showing the global expansion of blind football, with a significant increase in the number of countries developing the sport and taking part in international events.
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Nursing homes should require flu shots for all staff and patients
As flu season swings into high gear, a new poll suggests that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to get their staff and patients vaccinated before it's too late.
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Being bilingual may help autistic children
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.
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Spider's web inspires removable implant that may control type 1 diabetes
For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease.
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New app motivates type 2 diabetes patients to be more active
During the holidays, 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes had to navigate the minefield of treats, drinks, and dinners. Many patients have stepped up to meet the challenge of moderating their diet, but fewer embrace the benefits of physical activity in controlling their blood sugar.
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Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across sexes.
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Intelligent wheelchairs, predictive prostheses
If you use a wheelchair or have a prosthetic leg, small obstacles can become insurmountable barriers. Now, researchers at Fraunhofer IPA have developed a way to detect uneven ground, tiered levels or steps using radar. The information gained can be employed in orthopedic technology to control and stabilize prostheses or wheelchairs.
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Deep brain stimulation linked to longer survival for Parkinson's patients
A treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) could extend the life of people with Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Illinois found that patients who received stimulation via an implanted device had a modest survival advantage compared with those treated with medication only.
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Younger patients with type 2 diabetes are hit hard by the disease
Risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease or eye and renal damage following type 2 diabetes are much more common among patients who are diagnosed before the age of 45 than in elderly newly-diagnosed patients.
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Doctor re-examines evidence on UTIs in patients with spinal cord injury
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
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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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Using sports to promote inclusion