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

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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"The DisAbility Talent Program connects employers and prospective employees with disabilities"
Professional success with a disability or chronic illness – the DisAbility Talent Program aims to also support respective German students and new graduates in the near future. How is it planning to do that? REHACARE.com asked Daniel Schörghofer, who has been in charge of the program in Austria for several years as a DisAbility talent manager at myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH.
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Self-determined living: careunities creates flat sharing for people with physical disabilities
For many people, living in a shared accommodation is a matter of course. But how well does this work if you have a physical disability and require assistance? This is where careunities comes in. The online platform matches people up with future roommates and also plans to retrofit buildings for accessibility, thus creating more shared living spaces.
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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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Niall El-Assaad – That's how he rolls
Why are we here and what is our role in life? That is a philosophical question. Niall El-Assaad would later like to be able to claim that he has done something of value to society. What this is, what makes him laugh, what he wants to do once again with full consciousness and what he thinks about accessibility laws, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Kathy Schwack – That's how she rolls
More than eight years ago Kathy Schwack booked her first cruise at a travel agency. Everything was new and exciting – especially cruising with disabilities – was a real challenge. She took up this challenge and visited over 70 ports from Panama to Limassol. Who she has the travel gene from and which place is still on her wish list, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Fuchsia Aurelius – That's how she rolls
Who knows how to get a date with actor Joaquin Phoenix can contact Fuchsia Aurelius. You almost would have seen the British woman on the big screen as well. Why it did not work out in the end and why actors with disabilities have a hard time in the industry, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Sebastian Waechter – That's how he rolls
Sebastian Waechter knows doubts, fears and other negative thoughts. But he does not let them become a barrier for his plans. Anyway, he hasn't made a parachute jump yet. However, this is less due to his mindset. Why he is still looking for the right provider for his dream and what his way to satisfaction looks like, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Ilka Bruehl – That's how she rolls
For a long time Ilka Brühl lacked a healthy self-confidence. Because of her cleft face, self-doubt gnawed at her. A long way and many photo shoots later, her journey is not yet over, but the dreamer and optimist wants to make the world a better place. Who helped her on her way and how she wants to help others, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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First Paralympic video game to be created
With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games opening in just over 500 days’ time, the IPC has announced the creation of its first official video game, with the aim of boosting the popularity of Paralympic sports.
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Bonn to host 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships
The 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships are coming to the home of the Paralympic Movement in Bonn, Germany. From 29 November to 1 December, more than 210 athletes from 20 countries will light up the dance floor in the former German capital.
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Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. These were the findings of a clinical trial conducted by psychologists from the University of Basel and published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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PROMISE project makes a difference for low-income youth with disabilities
A new report finds that Arkansas PROMISE – a University of Arkansas project aimed at improving the education and career outcomes of low-income teenagers with disabilities – has succeeded in increasing services, training, employment and income for participants.
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People with autism have an altered sense of self
New research has indicated that people with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning. The study, which was carried out by scientists at Anglia Ruskin University and published in the journal Autism, involved a group of 51 adults, half with and half without autism.
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Pets help older adults
A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, according to a new national poll.
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Researchers develop app that recognizes voices and transcribe it as text
ListenAll is a free application which can recognize people’s voices and transcribe it to text. It is especially designed to facilitate the integration of several groups such as people with hearing issues or physical deficiencies. The app is available for mobile devices with Android and iOS systems.
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Lithuanian researchers created special food for elderly patients
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences developed innovative micronutrient-rich food product for elderly people who have swallowing difficulties. Visually attractive and tasty food was tested with a group of geriatric patients.
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Interactive technology to help children with special needs learn
With funding from Temasek Foundation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed an interactive educational tool called the i-Tile, which makes learning more engaging for children with special needs.
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Virtual reality could be used to treat neurological disorders
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.
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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