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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"

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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Erica Powell – That's how she rolls
Bestseller author, model and Paralympic athlete – Erica Powell wants to achieve all this. And alongside the way, she also wants to clear up prejudices about people with disabilities. Why Erica finds stereotypes are annoying, why she always has to laugh when asked about her guide dog and which questions she frequently asks other people, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Katrin Neudolt – That's how she rolls
It is not only her sporting success in badminton that makes Katrin Neudolt a special athlete. It is her commitment to deaf people and her constant engagement to show that they also have a voice. Why she would like to change her racket for a pair of skis and which top athletes are important in her life, she tells on REHACARE.com.
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Christian Kiermeier – That's how he rolls
Sexuality and disability – there are still many prejudices about it in our society. And Christian Kiermeier would like to refute these prejudices with the help of his blog. What kind of wishes he has already fulfilled and why he would like to be a time traveler, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Roxana Dobrica – That's how she rolls
Roxana Dobrica wanted to start a new life in Italy nine years ago. But a car accident cost her seven years until she started to live her life again independently. Her new life also includes handbiking. Which dream of her former life she still remembers, why it is important to laugh and why she would never switch lives with someone else, she tells us on 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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New wheelchair design: a hand gear for better ergonomics
Using biomedical modelling, researchers at TU Wien have developed a completely new type of wheelchair. Specially designed handles make the drive more efficient and ergonomic.
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Education may not protect against dementia
Previous studies have suggested that having a higher level of education may protect the brain to some extent against dementia, providing a "cognitive reserve" that buffers against the disease. But results have been mixed, and a new study finds that education does not play a role in when the disease starts or how fast it progresses.
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Children with diabetes perform well in school
On average, Danish children living with type 1 diabetes perform just as well in school as their classmates. This is the result of the largest study so far exploring how children with diabetes perform in school.
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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis successfully implanted
A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.
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ADHD diagnoses poorly documented
Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented in Norway, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis by Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
New research in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease.
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Brain hand 'map' is maintained in amputees with and without phantom limb sensations
Scientists have been able to detect the neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of the presence of phantom limb movements, but could not find similar fingerprints in those born with a missing hand.
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The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events.
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What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain
New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons.
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Where technology and aging intersect, gerontologists chart path forward
The latest issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America contains 21 articles highlighting the state-of-the-art research regarding aging and technology, and offering guidance for the future.
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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