Outstanding atmosphere at REHACARE: innovations and high-tech solutions for every area of life
nnovative, emotional and eventful: REHACARE, the world’s biggest trade fair for rehabilitation and care, has impressively demonstrated with many innovations to touch and try out plus numerous activities in the exhibition halls what the care & rehab growth market have to offer for self-determined living.
From 14 – 17 September 2022, 35,000 visitors gathered information on the latest everyday aids and solutions for every disability and every area of life.
Magazine: Year-round information portal on the topic of "Self-determined living"
The magazine on REHACARE.com provides you with interesting information 365 days a year on a wide range of topics relating to a self-determined life for people with disabilities, chronic diseases and care needs. Whether assistive devices or rehabilitation – stay up to date with us!
Getting used to an assistive device is not always easy. That's how Svenja felt about her wheelchair at first. But now she appreciates how much freedom and flexibility it gives her in everyday life. Which other aid she thinks should be invented and which special wheelchair she once discovered at REHACARE, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Whether it's festivals or downhill skateboarding – Antonio Hoempler loves action and adaptive sports. He also enjoys riding his handbike. With the support of friends and assistive devices, he can pursue his many interests. How he rolls otherwise, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
A prosthetic arm has given Isabelle Sievers a lot of quality of life and self-confidence. In just three years, she has overcome many lows and continued her self development. Her strong will and perseverance have helped her to achieve even the seemingly impossible. In our interview, she emphasizes that everyone has their own strengths and can achieve anything.
Katja Tefiki had to completely reorganize her everyday life after she became paraplegic. She got her driver's license and today her car and wheelchair are her indispensable companions. She loves long car rides and paragliding is also one of her passions. How she rolls otherwise, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Whether it's a cane or a walker, walking aids can make a significant contribution to greater mobility and a more self-determined life. Tahina Andale has also made this experience. Why the path to this realization was not always easy and what else has helped her to cope better with her chronic illness, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Inspired by the self-balancing Segway, Genny Mobility developed a wheelchair equivalent. What started as a newbie on the mobility aids market, now is ready for its third generation. The new wheelchair will be revealed in two weeks at this year’s REHACARE. Francesca Belotti allows for a little glimpse into what we can expect.
As children grow up and develop, their needs keep changing. If the response to their special needs for auxiliary aids and services isn’t quick and competent, it creates problems that could have been avoided at a systemic level, says Christiana Hennemann. rehaKINDis committed to improving the situation and giving constructive feedback to policymakers, the public and other important stakeholders.
Reduces spasticity, relieves pain, improves mobility: The Exopulse Mollii Suit is the world’s first neuromodulation suit that enables people with neurological conditions to enjoy a more active daily lifestyle. Daniel Hublitz knows how the suit works and who can benefit from it. He knows about the demands and requirements the new assistive medical device must meet.
What does inclusive sailing entail? Just ask Elke Paatz. She practically grew up on a sailboat and has become disabled as the result of a sports accident. Paatz is the contact person for inclusive (adaptive) sailing on behalf of the German Sailing Federation (German: Deutscher Segler Verband), DSV.
A good night sleep contributes to a healthy life and a good mood. That is why equipment supporting and improving sleep quality is on the rise. Ribcap now developed a high-quality weighted blanket to increase not only sleep quality but also inclusion. The company targets an underrecognized group: people with different conditions that decrease their sleep quality.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutes have unveiled a home-use device that can monitor a patient's movements and gait speed to assess the severity of Parkinson's disease, the progression of the disease and the patient's response to medication.
A presentation at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes highlighted the need for sustainability in diabetes. Waste generated by diabetes products should be reduced. In the U.S., the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) is spearheading efforts to reduce diabetes-related waste.
A study from the Indiana University examines results of special education placements in Indiana schools. The result was that high school students with disabilities who spent 80% of their instructional time in general education classrooms performed better on state reading and math tests.
ReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of robotic medical devices for people with lower extremity disabilities, has announced that the German Federal Social Court is scheduling a hearing on the classification of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries.
Digital health solutions can enhance audiology services in clinical and research settings. Research teams are currently expanding several hearing health audiological studies they have conducted in rural Alaska. Remote technology can provide quality health care access regardless of location, make clinical studies more robust and representative.
A total of 17 participants traveled to the Lausitzring for the finale of the inclusive E-Kart Slalom Trophy. The race offered young people with and without disability the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in direct competition.
The company HP VELOTECHNIK presents a completely new development in the field of handbikes with the Hands- On-Cycle. With its fully enclosed chain guide and a small turning radius it turns sporty trikes into an everyday handbike for people with disability.
A Northwestern Medicine study shows that novel music intervention sparks emotional connection between patients and caregivers. Music memories remain in brain after patients lose language and other memories. During the intervention, many patients started to play, sing and dance together with their partners, which was a significant change for the family.
The company KADOMO presents its new Ford Tourneo Connect at the fair REHACARE from 14 to 17 September. In the car fifteen handicapped accessible conversions were made for ten different types of disabilities.
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have developed a wearable assistive robot that detects and prevents a fall before it happens. With the help of its built-in sensors, the robot immediately detects when the user loses balance and catches him with its safety belt, which is worn around the waist.
RolloGuard has developed a stop brake. This is a slow down brake for rollators that is activated automatically or manually when the user needs more support. The RolloGuard Slow Down brake comes in two versions for home or care use, and can be mounted on a wide range of existing rollator models.
In the exhibition hall 7A the sport center of the Behinderten- und Rehabilitationssportverbandes e.V. (BRSNW) presents its new hall concept at REHACARE 2022. A mobile ski runway, PowerPlay Events in the eSport range and fun in the Soccer-Ei are only one selection of various offers.
Together with her friend Danie, who lost her arm in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jade Myers is working on developing prosthetic limbs for upper and lower limb amputees, among other projects. She was one of the top three winners of the nTopology-EOS 2022 Responsible Part Challenge, an international design competition. The inspiration for her new socket design came from running shoes.
Mechanical engineers at Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering have built an additional limb that can grasp objects and move around. It is powered only by compressed air. This is one of several ideas they have implemented using a textile-based energy harvesting system.
Bioservo Technologies AB has signed a distribution agreement with Rehabilitations Systeme AG for the sale of Carbonhand® in Switzerland. Rehasys will actively work with clinics and other healthcare providers to introduce the strength-enhancing glove for people with limited hand function called Carbonhand 2.0, in Switzerland.
The Vario Comfort seat cover from HASE BIKES promises support for recumbent cycling through variably adjustable padding and is reliably attached to the seat frame with velcro straps. Wedge cushions ensure a good fit and can be attached at six different sites.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare offers a wide range of shower stools, chairs and folding seats. Shower chairs are all equipped with backrests and usually with armrests. Another space-saving shower companion can be mounted on the wall and easily fold up and down. In this way, the company wants to provide comfort and stability.
A pioneering project to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs.
The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
Leisure activities, such as reading a book, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends, may help lower the risk of dementia, according to a new meta-analysis published in the August 10, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
KIM integration, paperless processes in service, CRM solutions for successful customer relationships: The industry software specialist KUMAVISION is presenting numerous innovations in the industry software for other service providers at REHACARE (Hall 5/Stand B18).
The LEPUS E from HASE BIKES is ideal for people with leg-strength issues. It features a start-assist function, that gets the wheels rolling without pedaling and accelerates the trike to 6 km/h (4 mph). Besides this start assist with motor power it offers a delta trike with full suspension and accessories for every need and purpose.
Wheelchair trends 2021 – try and train for more mobility
The right wheelchair is worth its weight in gold. Today, wheelchair users not only have access to suitable shapes and functions but can also make individual design choices. At least as important, however, is the practiced use of the aid. Medical supply stores and mobility training courses can help with all of this – for example, at the rahm Center for Health.
To overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic, sports clubs and associations had to get creative. Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia e. V., knows about the future challenges disability sports face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on sports associations.
A wheelchair should fit your needs and support your life wherever it may take you. In theory, you can find the perfect model from many available options. But for one group of people, the choices are more limited – children. Meanwhile, they are the ones in dire need of assistive technology that helps them play with their friends and fosters their independence.
Not many of us are lucky enough to find our dream job and stay in it until the day we retire. Sometimes this might be due to health and medical reasons, which could necessitate occupational rehabilitation. If people have a severe disability, Germany’s Federal Integration Offices, or Inclusion Offices along with the pension insurance providers are the responsible authorities.
They used to have an image problem. But now, rollators or walkers, are anything but boring or stuffy. For many, they are treasured state-of-the-art companions for everyday life and a way to express their personality.
Whether it’s activities in the water, snow or at home – exercise is a great way to boost your health and feel better. A wide range of assistive technology also makes this an option for people with physical disabilities or mild dementia. Some of these tools allow users to enjoy sports in spectacular, beautiful backdrops – in both winter and summer.
Off the soccer field, professional footballer Lionel Messi is known for his commercials for Pepsi, Lay's or Dolce & Gabbana. Now he has also become the brand ambassador for OrCam MyEye and shines a bright light on this unique assistive technology. Why did the two decide to form this rather unusual partnership?
Years of business expertise, in-house production, and new personnel competency – the Motion Solutions GmbH is well-positioned to withstand the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic and continues to offer its customers the best service. CEO Gierse discusses the role products like the COSEAT and EasyStand play in this setting and reveals the expectations the moso team has for the future.
From the valley to the hut in a wheelchair – and no shuttle bus or mountain railway required. Wheelchair manufacturer Sunrise Medical teamed up with various partners as part of a joint initiative to turn this idea into a reality.
Going on new adventures with the whole family is fun for everybody. At least, if the necessary assistive devices meet the needs of their users. So does Joëlette Kid – the new all-terrain chair by Ferriol-Matrat. In an interview with REHACARE.com, Alison-Lore Bourget told us about the special features and how especially the children react to their new possibilities.
Simple, ergonomic, reliable – the multifunctional handles, ACCEL BIKE and ACCEL QUAD, enable improved participation in a mobile and self-determined life. What the two solutions have in common and yet differ, Pierre Gouraud, International Sales of Sojadis Equipement, reveals in an interview with REHACARE.com.
Solid and adapted – this is how auxiliary means for competitive sports such as wheelchair basketball should be. That's why EXTRA wheelchairs from Turkey offers made to measure sports wheelchairs to professional sports people. REHACARE.com talked to Demirhan Serefhan, Managing Director of EXTRA, about the importance of customization and valuable feedback directly from the basketball court.
Since May 2020, the sibling support of the Angelika Reichelt Kinder- und Jugendhospizes Joshuas Engelreich (English: Angelika Reichelt Children and Youth Hospice) has been taking place in the newly created so called Geschwisterinsel (English: Sibling Island). You can gain a small insight in our photo gallery.