REHACARE: International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care

See you this year from 18 to 21 September 2019 in Düsseldorf

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

Good reasons for REHACARE

Photo: Two men playing wheelchair rugby in the Sports Center at REHACARE
Photo: Woman in front of a screen
Photo: Man in an electric wheelchair using a lift to get into a car
Photo: Man holding a leg prosthesis in his hand and looking at it
Photo: Man in a physiotherapy device and another one assisting him

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

Roxana Dobrica – That's how she rolls
Roxana Dobrica wanted to start a new life in Italy nine years ago. But a car accident cost her seven years until she started to live her life again independently. Her new life also includes handbiking. Which dream of her former life she still remembers, why it is important to laugh and why she would never switch lifes with someone else, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Saskia Katharina Most – That's how she rolls
Accepting help and showing willingness to help – that is what Saskia Katharina Most would wish for from people, whether with or without disability. Why the blogger has overcome her fears in setting up her blog and why it is important to her to constantly improve herself, she explains at REHACARE.com.
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Cindy Klink – That's how she rolls
"Hearing is overrated," is the title of her book. But Cindy Klink has made a name for herself above all with her YouTube channel, on which she translates songs into sign language. Why she thinks that hearing impaired or deaf people are still marginalized and what she would change as the Federal Commissioner for the Disabled, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Lisa Mümmler – That's how she rolls
Lisa Mümmler can't say why she started blogging – maybe her thoughts just had to come out. But the blogger knows why Lizzi's World has been online since November 2016: as a connection between her, her thoughts and the world. Why she wants to follow the Way of St. James, what impresses her about blue whales and why Master Yoda doesn't fit the question, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Robin Nixdorf – That's how he rolls
It's not the body that stands in your way, it's your own mind – at least that's what Robin Nixdorf thinks. The Mainzer likes to push his body to its limits in order to overcome them and become stronger. In which mindset he lives his life, how he would replace the word "Commissioner" in Commissioner for the Disabled and how he would supplement school lessons, he reveals at REHACARE.com.
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MemoreBox by RetroBrain: Where rehabilitation meets fun
Doing something good for your health in a playful and fun way – that sums up the concept of health games. "It does not have to be grueling, boring and dreadful to maintain or regain your health," says Manouchehr Shamsrizi. He co-founded RetroBrain and developed the MemoreBox – an easy-to-use gaming console for aging adults, designed to keep them physically and mentally healthy and fit.
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Leicht. Bewerben.: "Simple Language can break down online barriers and communicate content so everyone can understand"
Writing an informative job application can be hard but it’s crucial if you want to find a job. Especially young people with learning disabilities often struggle with this feat. That’s why the KulturLife non-profit organization has launched the "Leicht. Bewerben" project (English: Applying. Made Simple).
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"TiPY is designed to accomplish the same things with one hand as you can with a standard two-handed keyboard"
Microsoft has led the way and launched an adaptive controller to enable people with physical disabilities to have nearly the same complete gaming experience as people without disabilities. Mattheaus Drory achieved a similar result. In this interview with REHACARE.com, he admits that he initially didn’t necessarily have people with disabilities in mind when he developed his one-handed keyboard.
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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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Signs of memory problems could be symptoms of hearing loss instead
Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings. What might appear to be signs of memory loss could actually point to hearing issues, says Dr. Susan Vandermorris, one of the study's authors and a clinical neuropsychologist at Baycrest.
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AI makes life easier for hearing aid users
For people with hearing loss it can be very difficult to understand and separate voices in noisy environments. This problem may soon be history thanks to a new groundbreaking algorithm that is designed to recognize and separate voices efficiently in unknown sound environments.
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Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels
New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes.
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Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia
Older adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center.
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Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper(1) of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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WSU smart home tests first elder care robot
A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
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Tokyo 2020: 180,000 apply to be volunteers
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has revealed that 186,101 applications for the Volunteer Programme have been received. Volunteers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success.
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What helps people to live well with dementia
New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible.
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Auditory testing may identify children for autism screening
A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome
When expectant parents learn their child will be born with Down syndrome, they invariably have questions about what this diagnosis will mean for their son or daughter and for the rest of their family. A new study from investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues in the Netherlands is providing answers to some of those questions.
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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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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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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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Communication made easier – Thanks to robots named Bibi and Bodo