REHACARE: Self-determined living

Good reasons for REHACARE

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

Parkinson's disease: Greater gait stability thanks to smart insoles
Gentle vibrations delivered to feet alert users to dangerous situations as they walk and prompt a more normalized gait pattern. That’s the concept behind the sensory orthotic insoles by novapace. In this interview, Simon Staffa, project manager at novapace, explains how this technology can help people with Parkinson's disease and describes the opportunities digitization brings to rehabilitation.
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Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio
Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. REHACARE.com talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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SmAccLab: Smart auxiliary means for everyone
Accessible and realistic – that’s how auxiliary aids should be in the eyes of Professor Carsten Zahout. Students at the Smart Accessibility Laboratory (SmAccLab) are working on technical solutions that fulfill these requirements and lead to increased participation for people with disabilities. REHACARE.com found out how product engineering and inclusion join forces.
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fuelService app helps drivers with disabilities to refuel their car
Your car ran out of petrol and you need support refuelling it? The new app fuelService is about to help you find a petrol station where you get the help you need. The app is for free and globally available. App founder Niall El-Assaad told REHACARE.com how it works.
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Inclusive education: "Children of Utopia" creates new perspectives
The debate about inclusive education is stalling and generally doesn’t even let those who are most affected have their say: students both with and without disabilities. The German movie "Children of Utopia" ("Die Kinder der Utopie") wants to change all that. That's why it will be screened in several movie theaters on May 15 as part of a nationwide campaign event – followed by panel discussions.
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Tobias Nerlich – That's how he rolls
Tobias Nerlich would like to know why some teachers are still struggling with the topic of inclusion. Why he prefers to look into the future, why he does not like to be reduced to the things he cannot do and why he would do more for street lighting in Germany, he explains at REHACARE.com.
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Yvonne Ganzhorn – That's how she rolls
More empowerment among the people. That would make the world a better place for Yvonne Ganzhorn. What Justin Timberlake has to do with one of her unfulfilled wishes and where she would like to sit in the front row, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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SmooVie – That's how she rolls
Currently, her vocational diploma still needs a lot of attention, but when Begüm alias SmooVie finishes school, she wants to make a name for herself as a digital and print media designer. What else is important to her and how she deals with questions that are burning under her nails, she reveals at REHACARE.com.
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Stefanie Hörmann – That's how she rolls
Stefanie Hörmann would like to be Commissioner for the Disabled. One of her first official duties would be to ensure that more educational work was done. In general, it is important to the Augsburg woman that people are not judged too hastily. What else is close to her heart and to whom she owes her dream job, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Melanie Misiano – That's how she rolls
Why employee motivation would be one of her first official acts as Commissioner for the Disabled in Switzerland, and why shaping her thoughts positively in order to lead a happy life is helping her, Melanie Misiano tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Accessible software: Assistive devices for blind people in the office

A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots
Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft bio-inspired robots could one day be deployed to explore remote or dangerous environments.
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Regular exercise may slow decline in those at risk of Alzheimer's
Moderate exercise is not only good for memory as people age, it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, known as biomarkers, in those who are at risk for the disease, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
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Reduced carbohydrate intake improves type 2 diabetics' ability to regulate blood sugar
Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen.
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Robotic neck brace dramatically improves functions of ALS patients
A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.
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Most seniors with dementia live at home
Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes - many until they die. But a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has revealed that this population may endure more pain and have more complex or unaddressed medical needs than their counterparts in nursing homes.
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Care for people with learning disabilities needs improving
Professor Tuffrey-Wijne, the world’s first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, told policymakers and leading thinkers in the field at the Death, Dying and Learning Disability lecture that improvement in end of life care given to people with learning disabilities is desperately needed.
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Positive effect of music and dance on dementia
Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago, New Zealand, pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia.
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Tokyo 2020 to be transformational
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will transform Japanese society and significantly raise awareness of and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Craig Spence.
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Hearing loss tied with mental, physical, and social ailments in older people
Japanese study finds convincing evidence that hearing loss in older people is associated with restriction of outdoor activities, anxiety, and memory loss.
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Socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk
Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study.
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Mister X meets Harry and Sally
We are pleased to present you at this year's Rehacare two brand new products - the floor ceiling bar "MISTER X" and our new product series "GOODNIGHT" consisting of the base side rail &...
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TiPY Keyboard: A keyboard for one hand
One of the most important communication tools of our time can now be operated completely with one hand. With a new key concept and a built-in mouse function, TiPY enables the editing of all programs,...
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