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

Edith Arnold – That's how she rolls
Edith Arnold calls for self-determination for people with disabilities – especially in matters of sexuality. She has not only made this concern her profession, it is also the content of her blog. Why she is especially affected by the Corona Crisis and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Carolin Wegner – That's how she rolls
Carolin Wegner has already had to overcome many hurdles in her life: prejudices against people with disabilities, physicians who did not take her seriously, and the negative influence of some fellow human beings. But she could and can always count on the support of her family and friends. How her cats can make her laugh and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Julia Dumsky – That's how she rolls
Whether in terms of education or mobility – Julia Dumsky wishes for a world in which all people have the same opportunities and which has overcome the climate crisis. Because human rights and nature are particularly close to her heart. How she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Anas Alhakim – That's how he rolls
There's no such thing as "This doesn't work"! This is the attitude that Anas Alhakim's father gave him from the beginning. It not only shaped him, but certainly helped him to find a clear answer to a question that had been on his mind for years. Which insights he draws from the Corona crisis and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Regina Rikowski – That's how she rolls
Many did not believe in her, but Regina Rikowski proved them wrong: In her first mega march in 2019, she did 40 kilometers in a row. In any case, she did not let her multiple sclerosis slow her down. Who she has to thank for this fighting spirit and how she rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Neofect: "Digitization enabled us to gamify rehabilitation"
Light, individual and motivating: The portable therapy devices by Neofect aim to facilitate modern hand, arm and shoulder rehabilitation for rehab facilities and homecare use. We asked Scott Kim, CEO and co-founder of Neofect, to what extend gamification and digitization are advantages for the rehabilitation sector.
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Diversity and inclusion: Podcast breaks with the definition of "normal"
Diversity makes our society richer and stronger. That is why the podcast "Die Neue Norm" (English: The New Norm) does not center on people with disabilities but society as a whole – which includes people with disabilities. Once a month, the podcast features journalists Jonas Karpa, Judyta Smykowski and activist Raul Krauthausen as they discuss topics that move them, their listeners or society.
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Transfer boards by meinHOLTZ: "Assistive devices can be practical, modern and stylish at the same time"
Is it a skateboard with no wheels? No, it’s a transfer board made by meinHOLTZ! These modern boards help people who use wheelchairs to easily move from one surface to another on their own. Not only does this make transfers easy, but the assistive devices also look stylish and sophisticated.
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WheelAir: No more overheating for wheelchair users
Overheating is a serious issue for people who use a wheelchair. Ice packs and water sprays used to help many of them in order to keep cool. But Corien Staels, Founder & Managing Director of WheelAir, wanted to find a technological solution for the problem of overheating. Since then the WheelAir concept is about to change lives.
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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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Online fashion show: Adaptive fashion for people with and without disabilities

How a network of hospitals reduced average age at cerebral palsy diagnosis to 9.5 months
More than 50 percent of all eventual cerebral palsy (CP) cases spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, making early CP evaluation a crucial element of any hospital's high-risk follow-up program. The earlier children are diagnosed, the better their chances of early access to evidence-based interventions targeted specifically for CP.
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Researchers incorporate computer vision and uncertainty into AI for robotic prosthetics
Researchers have developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain. The new framework incorporates computer vision into prosthetic leg control, and includes robust AI algorithms that allow the software to better account for uncertainty.
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Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors and caregivers
Higher spirituality among stroke survivors was strongly linked to better quality of life for them and their caregivers who may also feel depressed, according to new research published in "Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes", an American Heart Association journal. May is American Stroke Month.
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Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone
Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. In low- and middle-income countries, an eye examination via smartphone could help to detect changes at an early stage. This is shown by a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore (India).
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'Time is vision' after a stroke
A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing she can do to improve or regain the vision she has lost. New research from the University of Rochester, published in the journal Brain, may offer hope to stroke patients in regaining vision.
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Autism: Overcoming challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially difficult.
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A sole mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers
A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device could eventually prevent thousands of amputations that take place worldwide each year because of this condition.
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Liz Johnson launches job platform to support people with disabilities
British Paralympic swimming champion, businesswoman and disability advocate Liz Johnson has launched global online marketplace PodiumByTAP for persons with disabilities to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May. Her goal is to connect persons with disabilities and ambitious employers to work on freelance projects remotely.
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Knee osteoarthritis: Specially designed footwear reduces pain
New research by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the University of Toronto and the University of Bern Switzerland found: Wearing shoes specifically designed with a novel sole (biomechanical footwear) significantly reduces the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
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Mindfulness training shows promise for people with MS
New research suggests mindfulness training may help multiple sclerosis patients in two very different ways: regulating negative emotions and improving processing speed.
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Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther
A research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows that soft exosuit technology can bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests.
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Telehealth during COVID-19 may lead to better outcomes for diabetes patients
A new study has shown that for some patients with type 1 diabetes the close monitoring of their condition using telehealth protocols combined with appropriate technology may lead to better care during the COVID-19 pandemic, when patients are avoiding in-person visits.
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Sabine Ellerbrock bids farewell to wheelchair tennis following successful career
After a dream career in wheelchair tennis, Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock announced her retirement from the courts. It was a decision that had been impending for a while and she gave a good thought to it before putting her racquet to rest, revealed Ellerbrock.
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The unexpected benefits of tailored exercise for aged care residents
Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don't just provide physical benefits for residents living in aged care – they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.
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COVID-19 study: Impact of social distancing on the elderly
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social contact, loneliness, wellbeing and physical activity in older adults will be the focus of a new University of Stirling study. The project will provide a crucial understanding of the negative impacts of social distancing in over 70s and explore strategies that could enhance social engagement and physical activity during the crisis.
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Guidance for treating stroke patients during COVID-19 crisis developed
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to optimize allocation of healthcare resources, researchers are improving ways to treat patients with acute large vessel occlusion strokes in a safe manner that also better protects health care workers.
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Plug and Play: the world’s first ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis developed and implanted
Next milestone in the development of bionic arm prostheses: Oskar Aszmann's team in the Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Limb Reconstruction at MedUni Vienna’s Department of Surgery has developed the world's first fully integrated bionic arm prosthesis that is ready to use – in keeping with the motto "Plug and Play".
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Stress in parents of children with autism: Pets may help whole family
While current events have increased stress for all families, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. Some parents turn to pets as a source of comfort and support. Now, research from the University of Missouri has found that pets lead to strong bonds and reduced stress for both children with autism and their parents.
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Robotics in care – care bed of the future
Physical strains are one of the main reasons for sick leaves and early retirement amongst nursing staff. In order to support workers and give patients more independency, the project AdaMeKoR works on robotic systems and sensor solutions for hospital beds.
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Seniors: Strength training is effective to combat frailty
Physical exercise may not be top of mind for older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. But according to one UBC Okanagan researcher, strength training can be an effective way to stay healthy while at home. A recent study from professor Jenn Jakobi shows that strength training with free-weights that progresses in intensity is effective in combating declining health often observed with adult aging.
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COVID-19 brief offers roadmap to government action for assisted living facilities
In a policy brief, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) offered a roadmap to guide federal, state, and local governments addressing COVID-19 concerns in an important but oft-overlooked arena: Assisted living facilities (ALFs). The brief, which joins an earlier statement on COVID-19 care in nursing homes, outlines recommendations based on the latest research and guidance.
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Mind-controlled arm prostheses that 'feel' are now a part of everyday life
For the first time, people with arm amputations can experience sensations of touch in a mind-controlled arm prosthesis that they use in everyday life. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports on three Swedish patients who have lived, for several years, with this new technology – one of the world's most integrated interfaces between human and machine.
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Diabetes: Ylvie takes part in German prevention study as 100th child
A next milestone could be achieved in the Europe-wide cooperation for the prevention of type 1 diabetes, GPPAD ("Global Plattform for the Prevention of Autoimmune-Diabetes"): 100 children are now participating in the study around Saxony. 5 months old Ylvie from Oderwitz was welcomed at the university hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden as the 100th study participant.
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Nursing homes prepared for pandemics, but COVID-19 reveals gaps
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some nursing homes especially hard – including in the hotspot state of Michigan. Hundreds of deaths of residents in homes from Seattle to Boston have raised concerns about how well facilities are protecting the 1.3 million older Americans who live in them. Those concerns have prompted new federal and state requirements about testing and transparency.
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Physiotherapy support in COVID-19 recovery
New physiotherapy guidelines are targeting COVID-19 patient recovery for respiratory management, exercise and mobilisation in acute hospital wards and Intensive Care Units.
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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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