REHACARE: The No. 1 Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care

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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"

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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Saskia Bader – That's how she rolls
More women in the tech industry! That's what Saskia Bader wants, so she's no longer the only woman in development teams. Why she would still like to organize an offline event and would like to live off her nerd existence, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Beate Kerber – That's how she rolls
A life with type 1 diabetes is a full-time job. For Beate Kerber, however, her diabetes equipment is just as much a part of her travels as enough fresh underpants. Why a good wine belongs in her luggage as well, which journey she would like to go on and why a street sweeper is her role model, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Wille Felix Zante – That's how he rolls
Wille Felix Zante produces texts and a lot of other stuff for many publications, such as the Deutsche Gehörlosenzeitung. In the media and in general he would like to see much more accessibility. Which door he would knock on for a corresponding accessibility law and why he would like to be a flea on one of his cats, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Laura Mench – That's how she rolls
For a long time, the flight of the bumblebee was considered a paradox. Although solved in the meantime, the apparent paradox is still a suitable motto of life – also to Laura Mench. What she would wish for her peers and why she thinks that the direct dialogue could lead to a better implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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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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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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Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes
Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research shows building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for the disease.
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'Alarmingly high' rate of visual problems in stroke survivors
A new University study, published in PLOS ONE, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors.
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Pediatric onset multiple sclerosis study examines baffling
Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a diagnosis, often after weeks of tests and office and hospital visits, the parents may be shocked to learn that they have multiple sclerosis - a potentially disabling autoimmune disease once believed to affect only adults.
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M-Enabling Forum Europe enters REHACARE for the second time
The second edition of the M-Enabling Forum Europe 2019 will take place on September 19, 2019 in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf parallel to REHACARE. It is a crucial opportunity to link policy to practice through current and emerging technologies for all.
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Mechanized cane measures rehabilitation process without patients noticing it
It monitors a person's time of use and weight-bearing while walking, in a nonintrusive way for users and at low cost. The device was developed of the Embedded Systems Engineering Group of the University of Malaga. They have specialized in the design of physical devices to aid users.
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Women with MS: Disease may not worsen after pregnancy after all
There's good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS): Researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study. Most people with MS have the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms flare up, then go into periods of remission.
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Care home dehydration tests don't work
Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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ADHD: 1 in 3 students receive no school interventions
Largest national study of youth with ADHD reveals gaps between student needs and school services, particularly in secondary school and for non-English speakers and lower-income families.
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Care crisis in Germany: Are migrant care workers a suitable solution for state and families?
Germany is facing an old age care crisis. Old age care structures in this country have for too long been starved of cash and personnel, and there is still no evidence of improvement. In fact, the contrary seems to be the case: As the numbers of old people in need of care are increasing, there are more individuals who would like to receive care at home.
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A prosthetic that restores the sense
Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics, are the culmination of ten years of robotics research.
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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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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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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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Communication made easier – Thanks to robots named Bibi and Bodo