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

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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Nadine Wettstein – That's how she rolls
When Nadine Wettstein goes on an urban exploration tour with her guide dog, she usually realizes that things aren't as bad as she thought they would be. Her advice: Just do it! What insights she would like to have, what she thinks about accessibility and why inclusion is not a gift for people with disabilities, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Benjamin Schmidt – That's how he rolls
His works are ruthlessly open, full of disarming truths and with powerful images. But author, musician and graphic artist Benjamin Schmidt hasn't had enough yet. Who his muses and companions were, why he would like to swim with an octopus and where he took off his glasses, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Richard J. Schaefer – That's how he rolls
Richard J. Schaefer holds it like the founder of the scout movement: He wants to leave the world a bit better than he found it. How this philosophy of life affects his private and disability-political work, the Austrian tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Lukas Krämer – That's how he rolls
The world is colorful! According to this principle Lukas Krämer tries to encourage other people with disabilities and at the same time to break down prejudices of non-disabled people. Why he got into politics and what his first act as the Commissioner for the Disabled would be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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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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Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"
Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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Disability among India's elderly much higher than census estimates
New estimates of disability among India's elderly population, based on the ability to carry out three basic living activities - walking, dressing, and toileting - show that the scale of the problem is much larger than suggested by the Indian national census.
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Transforming Lives: London 2012 employment legacy
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and United Nations Human Rights Office have launched the first of three short films focusing on the employment legacies left by the London 2012 Paralympic Games as part of its "Transforming Lives Makes Sense for Everyone" campaign.
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Getting older adults to be more active
Exercise and physical activity are good for our health, and soon Generation 100, a comprehensive study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the effects of exercise on aging will be able to tell us whether exercise actually prolongs life.
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Tokyo 2020: Ottobock named Official Supporter
Thirty years after it supported its first Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, Ottobock has been confirmed as an Official Supporter of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in an announcement made to coincide with the United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018.
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A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements
About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, in collaboration with physicians, researchers from CNRS and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic arm. The prosthesis does not require any surgery and patients do not need training.
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Home videos of children can be scored to diagnose autism
Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers.
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State pension age increase causing huge uncertainty for older workers, especially females
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men – while in some senses a milestone for gender equality – has created very real difficulties for those who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to.
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Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children
Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing.
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Improving dementia care and treatment saves thousands of pounds in care homes
Improving staff training in care homes and reducing reliance on harmful medications saves thousands of pounds per year, as well as improving quality of life and reducing agitation in dementia, new research has demonstrated.
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France to host camp for intellectually impaired skiers
World Para Nordic Skiing and the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) will host an historic camp and competition for skiers with intellectual impairments in Bessans, France, from 9-14 December.
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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