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

Kim Heinrich – That's how she rolls
At the age of 23, Kim Heinrich does not yet feel ready to take on such a responsible position as the Commissioner for the Disabled. But whom she would appoint as her advisor in this case and why the student appreciates unconditional honesty, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Felix Brückner – That's how he rolls
Felix Brückner is a wheelchair user – so far, so (at least theoretically) unspectacular. Nevertheless, the man from Hamburg stands out. Most of the audience of a concert have never seen a frontman in a wheelchair. The musician wants to change that with his buddies Jens, Tobi and Justus. Why mirror images play a role and what he would like to change in society, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Dr. Thomas Frey – That's how he rolls
Whether surfing, fitness or golf – being physically active is simply part of Dr. Thomas Frey's life. The idea of inclusion and participation is particularly important to him. Which other topics and also people play an important role in his life, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Julia Lüttmann – That's how she rolls
Just because a disease can make life more difficult, it doesn't mean it's impossible – laughing, for example. Julia Lüttmann has internalised that. She would like to be healthy, but she still has not lost her laughter. What exactely makes her laugh and who helps her when she feels like crying, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Simone Lai – That's how she rolls
Traveling is her passion: Simone Lai loves to explore the world. That this is also possible as a whellchair user is what she reports on her blog. And she doesn't mince her words! What kind of travel she still has problems with and how she rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Standing Ovation facilitates mobility at the workplace
Sitting while standing up – Standing Ovation makes this oxymoron possible. The rail system with its C-shaped seat bar and seat lifting unit allows Austrian chef Peter Lammer to sustain his job despite an 80 percent disability rating pertaining to his legs. With REHACARE.com he talked about the invention that brought back his zest for life and the feedback he received at this year's trade fair.
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Mobility: Overcoming barriers with Wheelblades
Whether they are on vacation in the mountains or brave winter weather at home – people with mobility impairments want to take precautions to arrive safely at their destination. Patrick Mayer is personally affected by disability and developed two products that enable wheelchair and walking aid users to master these situations: Wheelblades and the SafetyFoot.
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Adaptive eating utensils with a Twist: How Bravo Twist by ProWalk outsmarts Parkinson’s tremors
We all know that food intake is essential for the survival of every living organism. Yet for humans, food can also be a great source of pleasure or even love. At any rate, it is an important part of our social life. But what happens if our own body throws a monkey wrench into our food intake by having a stroke or neurological disorder?
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Career launch made easy: customized support services for people with disabilities
Problems transitioning into the workforce? Adolescents with disabilities can get support from the North Rhine-Westphalian KAoA-STAR program. REHACARE.com sat down with the program coordinators of LVR (regional authority Rheinland) and LWL (regional authority Westfalen-Lippe), Eileen Witte and Johanna Korte, and asked about the program and the types of services it provides.
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"Assistive devices help to actively join the meal"
There are various different kinds of auxiliary means at REHACARE. And the drinking and eating aids are definitely among the popular ones. With its assistive devices the company Assistive Innovations bv from the Netherlands wants to help people with different disabilities to become more independent with eating. CEO Arthur Blom tells REHACARE.com more about classic and new products.
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Where the sticks are dancing - Dergin Tokmaks fabulous crutches

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation today: digitalized and gamified

Siblings of children with intellectual disabilities score high on empathy
The sibling relationship is the longest most people will enjoy in their lifetimes and is central to the everyday lives of children. A new Tel Aviv University and University of Haifa study finds that relationships between children and their siblings with intellectual disabilities are more positive than those between typically developing siblings.
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Many older people's glasses of wrong power
Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.
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The impact of cars designed for kids with mobility issues
For the first month and a half after receiving a modified toy car designed for children with disabilities, the kids and their families seemed motivated to use driving as a means of exploration and socialization. What is needed to continue using the car after that time was researched by Sam Logan, a kinesiologist at Oregon State University.
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Neuropathy: early prevention of neuropathic pain
An unpleasant tingling in the hands and feet, numbness, furry and burning sensations – these symptoms may indicate a neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system. If the pain persists for several months, it is referred to as chronic pain. Researchers have found a way to prevent the development of neuropathic pain early on.
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AI can detect low-glucose levels via ECG
A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Warwick uses the latest findings of Artificial Intelligence to detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals, via wearable sensors and without requiring fingerprick tests.
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Teether designed for children with Down syndrome
A new product may assist infants with Down syndrome to eat and speak sooner by strengthening their jaw and tongue muscles.
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One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -- most of them black or Hispanic -- are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.
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Judo may help health, social interactions of children with autism
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked to obesity and diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Central Florida.
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How to reduce physical risk in virtual reality
Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches – these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality?
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Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury
Engineers of the Columbia University invented a robotic trunk-support-trainer to retrain patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
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Animal-assisted interventions positive for people's health
The impact of animal-assisted interventions for both patients and health services could be substantial, but more rigorous research is needed, says Dr Elena Ratschen and Professor Trevor Sheldon from the University of York.
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Neural network for elderly care could save millions
If healthcare providers could accurately predict how their services would be used, they could save large sums of money by not having to allocate funds unnecessarily. Deep learning artificial intelligence models can be good at predicting the future given previous behaviour, and researchers based in Finland have developed one that can predict when and why elderly people will use healthcare services.
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Tokyo 2020: Official film to be produced
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that they along with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK will jointly produce an official documentary film of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The documentary will follow athletes in the lead-up to and during the Paralympic Games.
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New wearable device for people with swallowing problems
A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
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Her Abilities Award 2019: three exceptional women honoured
Three exceptional women have been chosen as winners of the Her Abilities Award 2019. The Award is the first worldwide accolade celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities across the board. It is split into three categories: Arts, Culture and Sport; Rights and Health and Education.
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AI app to predict risk and prevent severe patient falls
A Houston Methodist researcher developed a machine learning app aimed at preventing patients from severe fall-related injuries and death. It was tested over an eight-month period to help address the growing concern of severe patient falls with seniors and the worry it causes their care-providers and care-givers.
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Why candidates for cochlear implants rarely get them
Many hearing loss patients are cochlear implant candidates, but few use this technology that could improve their hearing and quality of life. University of Miami and University of Michigan researchers looked into why.
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Too many Canadians live with multiple chronic conditions
A lack of physical activity, a poor diet and too much stress are taking their toll on the health of Canadians, says a new UBC study.
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Diabetes: New instrument for self-care developed
Chronic diseases are now a challenge for current society. The collapse of health care services, which cannot have individualized intervention models, or the great physical and mental impact of overload on caregivers are some of the social problems that affect chronicity, which is increasingly becoming evident in the form of multimorbidity in various diseases.
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UN General Assembly adopts Olympic truce for Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Organising Committee of Paralympic and Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced that a resolution entitled "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic spirit" in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Games has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
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New rehabilitation applications thanks to squeezy and soft sensing devices?
Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.
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IPC stages accessibility workshop in Bonn
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) hosted an Accessibility Workshop in Bonn, Germany to discuss with various stakeholders on how to collectively improve on accessibility and inclusion within the Movement.
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Visit Raccoon.Recovery at booth C33/Hall 6 – gamified rehabilitation after injuries and neurological diseases
Сome and see revolution in rehab: gamified tool for rehab planning, executing and monitoring. Only 30 exclusive items available for pre-order during the fair. Book your own now right on the booth C33,...
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ROTH MOBELI mobile handholds tested according to current standard 17966:2016 TÜV (Technical Inspection Agency)
ROTH MOBELI mobile hand grips have been TÜV SÜD tested since 2019 according to the current standard 17966:2016 and are now available with new higher maximum user weights. In ISO 17966:2016, an...
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A Tool that Affects the Senses
Among 700 exhibitors of the international trade fair, the interactive sound cushion inmu™ from Denmark is presented for the second time. The fair trade stand in Hall 4 / D23 attracts trade fair...
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World premiere at REHACARE 2019: Mobility Scooter "Champion 57"
Vintage Mobility develops mobility scooters that combine high functionality with timeless style. At REHACARE 2017, Vintage Mobility presented the "Gatsby", the world's first electric vehicle...
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Hase Bikes introduces the new Trets: Children's trike and therapeutic bike
Hase Bikes introduces the second generation of its multitalented children’s trike: The new Trets is even better, even cooler. The Trets from Hase Bikes is an ingenious therapeutic trike for...
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