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

Parasports in the time of Coronavirus – restart and reset on hold
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.
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Height-adjustable, versatile and adaptive – wheelchairs for kids
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.
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Labor force participation of people with disabilities in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and stumbling blocks
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.
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Rollators: lightweight mobility aids with style
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.
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The right assistive technology promotes active sports participation
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.
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Lionel Messi and OrCam: Enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with visual impairments
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?
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Crisis-proof: moso navigates confidently through the coronavirus pandemic
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.
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Accessible hiking in the mountains: The X8 off-road power wheelchair takes users to the top
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.
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Joëlette Kid makes outdoor experiences more accessible
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.
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Mobility: Small hand control systems with a big effect
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.
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EXTRA: Made to measure sports wheelchair for a better performance
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.
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Photo gallery: A safe island for siblings
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.
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Anne Schütz – That's how she rolls
Anne Schütz already learned in primary school that no distinction should be made between people with or without disabilities. So it's no surprise that she would like to meet the namesake of her primary school. Who that is, which device means independence for her and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Heike Schlemmer – That's how she rolls
Heike Schlemmer is actually shy. But when a hospital stay pulled the rug out from under her, she decided to talk openly about her life with spina bifida on Instagram and campaign for more respect for people with disabilities. Why she came to the hospital, which football club her heart beats for and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Annette Schwindt – That's how she rolls
Annette Schwindt is a net dweller and speaks fluent HTML – she feels right at home on the internet. She communicates with people all over the world and if she could choose, she would have an extensive conversation with the most famous couple in the world. Who it is and how Annette Schwindt otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Marcel Michitsch – That's how he rolls
Marcel Michitsch's hobby is loud and dirty: He is an enduro rider and spends every free minute off-road on his motorbike. Man and machine fight their way through routes of up to 80 kilometres in length – it's less about speed and more about endurance. Why he was used to challenges even before his hobby and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Julia Porzelt – That's how she rolls
Julia Porzelt is a team athlete: together with her horses Dainty and Bruno, she is internationally successful in dressage. She never gets bored: besides intensive training, she goes jogging and works with her retriever dog Feline – her assistance dog in training. Which celebrities she would like to train with and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Head support system HeadUp Collar: Communication at eye level
Head support systems for ALS patients are often not sophisticated and resemble neck braces. The University of Sheffield developed the HeadUp Collar, which can be individually adapted to the needs of the patient. REHACARE.com asked Anita Ogale, Product Manager at ProWalk, what makes the new head support system so special.
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Sporty and flexible biking – with the new TRETS from HASE BIKES
On your bike, get set, go – the new TRETS from HASE BIKES makes this possible for children with neuromuscular disease. And the best thing about it? Since it has a medical aid registration number, German health insurance companies pay for or contribute to the purchase of the trike. REHACARE.com asked Dario Valenti to find out what makes TRETS unique and why working for HASE BIKES is so special.
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Sensor glasses: Move the wheelchair independently with your eyes
The eyes play an important role in everyday communication, for example in recognising facial expressions. But for people with severely limited mobility, the eye makes much more possible: Equipped with the MyEcc Pupil, they can move their power wheelchair or a robotic arm independently. How do the glasses make all this possible? REHACARE.com asked Managing Director Thomas Rosner.
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Myd'l: Diverse, innovative and individual – ramps for all occasions
Shopping – especially in city centers – can quickly turn from pleasure to frustration. Namely, when stores are only accessible via one or more steps. The French company Myd'l has a solution ready for every barrier in terms of accessibility – whether private or business. Successfully active in international business for 22 years, the manufacturer now also offers its products in Germany.
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Functionality meets design: the new adaptive sport equipment Spike
Activities aiming at occupational therapy and rehabilitation are boring? Not necessarily! A new assistive exercise and sports equipment named Spike is not only designed to be fun, but also suitable for everybody who wants to get and stay fit. How this works for whom and what kind of history connects Spike with REHACARE? We asked!
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Pro Walk: Overcoming foot drop one step at a time
Safe walking without tripping or falling is challenging for people with foot drop. Luckily there are technologies that provide active support by using functional electrical stimulation (FES). Pro Walk GmbH delivers these types of foot drop systems. How do these devices allow users to complete everyday tasks? REHACARE.com asked Nico Riedl, Product Manager and Physiotherapist at Pro Walk GmbH.
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REHADAT Gute Praxis: "Labor force participation requires targeted and personalized measures"
What are strategies for successful inclusion in the primary labor market? Many employers only have a vague idea of what this entails, revealing the importance of comprehensive and practical information. The new REHADAT Gute Praxis (English: Best Practice) portal aims to be their go-to resource – and includes 900 practical examples. Why are they especially useful? We asked...
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Fashion by MOB Industries: "Inclusion means to truly embrace all body types"
Fashion without barriers – that’s the mission of Viennese-based startup MOB Industries (German: Mode Ohne Barrieren, hence the abbreviation MOB). How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the company’s latest collection and how do functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand? REHACARE.com asked MOB founder and CEO Josefine Thom.
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Scewo Bro: the wheelchair that also climbs stairs

Algorithm for shoe-based blind assistance system
The shoe from the company Tec-Innovation warns blind and visually impaired people of obstacles thanks to ultrasonic sensors. Computer scientists at TU Graz have now developed a camera-based AI image recognition system for this purpose.
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J4 HD: The newest in Single Power HD
The newest base in Single Power HD has arrived. Quantum's new J4 HD Power Chair is now available, offering a 400-pound weight capacity and optional Q4 HD Power Tilt. This chair is coded Group 2 Single Power HD, K0837.
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Stroke: Call 112, every minute counts
In Germany, about 270,000 strokes occur every year – not seldom with a fatal outcome. Therefore, the maxim for a stroke is "time is brain": every minute counts. Those affected must be treated as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of permanent damage. The nationwide "Day against the Stroke" takes place on 10 May.
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Natural gait: New Ottobock patent simplifies prosthesis control
New measuring technology, sensors or interfaces – advanced technology is often behind changes that are barely noticeable to the naked eye. Patents ensure the appropriate recognition of the scientific effort behind them. The health tech enterprise Ottobock was recently granted a patent for a simpler sensor system to control prostheses and orthoses.
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Smartphone app can identify autism symptoms in toddlers
A digital app successfully detected one of the telltale characteristics of autism in young children, suggesting the technology could one day become an inexpensive and scalable early screening tool, researchers at Duke University report.
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Virtual reality could help improve balance in older people
Researchers at the University of Bath investigating how virtual reality (VR) can help improve balance believe this technology could be a valuable tool in the prevention of falls. As people grow older, losing balance and falling becomes more common, which increases the risk of injury and affects the person's independence.
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Stroke: Results of study could be biggest rehab advance
Results of a study co-authored by MGH Institute of Health Professions researcher Teresa Kimberley have the potential to be one of the most impressive advances in decades to help improve the lives of patients who have had a stroke with resulting arm weakness.
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Ankle exoskeleton enables faster walking
Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers at Stanford University have tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system they have developed increased the self-selected walking speed of people in an experimental setting.
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Support system to help the visually impaired navigate tactile paving
With the advent of modern digital technology, researchers worldwide are trying to implement camera-based support systems to help visually impaired or blind people find and stay on tactile paving paths, as well as warn the user of impending obstacles.
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Amputees: powered prosthetic ankles can restore a wide range of functions
A recent case study from North Carolina State University demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.
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Bionic eye: Computer model fosters potential improvements
There are millions of people who face the loss of their eyesight from degenerative eye diseases. The genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa alone affects 1 in 4,000 people worldwide. Today, there is technology available to offer partial eyesight to people with that syndrome.
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Stroke rehabilitation: Technological support with robots
Some robots can create an additional clinical benefit in the rehabilitation of stroke patients as a supplement to standard therapy. For another method, the functional electrical stimulation of individual muscles or muscle groups, such an additional benefit cannot be proven. These are the results of a study by the Austrian Institute for Health Technology Assessment (AIHTA).
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Ottobock well-prepared for challenges of 2021 Paralympics
The Corona pandemic led to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics for a whole year. Never before have preparations for this international para sports event been so challenging – and this is also true for medical technology company Ottobock.
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Stay up to date: Pride mobility and quantum rehab launch app
Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab have launched PQ-365, a new one-stop app for wherever you go, whenever you need it. PQ-365 includes everything Pride and Quantum-related, designed for providers and clinicians.
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HASE BIKES Tech Support launches video tutorials
Since last year, HASE BIKES has been moving forward towards more digital forms of customer communication: Its new tech support videos are aimed at both dealers and end customers.
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Advanced neck support technology transforms lives of ALS patients
A revolutionary neck collar designed to ease pain and make everyday tasks such as eating and communicating much easier for patients living with motor neurone disease (ALS) is now available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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MDR: Funke Medical AG offers free online seminars
The Funke Medical AG supports dealers and users by implementing the legal requirements of the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR). In a free online seminar of Funke Medical AG, interested parties will learn worth knowing facts about the most important innovations according to MDR 2017/745.
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Low-tech devices for independence in old age
The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in nursing homes, causing many families to rethink whether to keep an aging parent at home instead. Now a new study by UC San Francisco has found that many elderly Americans lack the basic self-care equipment that could enable them to live at home longer, postponing the need to move into residential care facilities.
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Researchers develop hybrid handbike
Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. The new hybrid "BikAble" design, developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), combines the functions of the sports apparatus and the wheelchair.
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3D scanning technologies for prosthetic limb design
Cutting-edge 3D scanners have been put to the test by researchers from the University of Southampton and partners Exceed Worldwide to help increase the quality and quantity of prosthetics services around the world.
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Electric car now available as wheelchair accessible vehicle
The new Mercedes-Benz eVito is now available as WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) with AMF-Bruns rear cut floor. According to the manufacturer, the fully electric Vito with a battery capacity of 90 Kilowatt-hour guarantees a range of up to 421 Kilometers and is thus also suitable for long journeys.
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