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Fashion Week – that would be great! And not as a spectator, but as a booked model. That's what wheelchair user Claudia Neun wants. What other dreams and goals the model with MS has and who made her choose this career path in the first place, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
While others are having a midlife crisis at 40, Patrick Mayer knows he's not done with life yet. The Swiss entrepreneur still has a lot to do. To meet a hungry polar bear, on the other hand, is not on his to-do list. On REHACARE.com, he tells us why children with disabilities are so important to him and what certain numbers he would like to know.
Showing what is still possible – even with a wheelchair. This is what Nico Schinacher wants to achieve on and with his Instagram and YouTube channel. Which project the passionate hobbyist has just finished and which YouTubers actually inspire and motivate him every day, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
There's something else going on, just a little different! Christine Rupp follows this motto. Both on her blog and in the social networks she gives many insights into her everyday life, which she has been living with multiple sclerosis for over 30 years now. Which chances she missed due to the early diagnosis and what she wants to achieve with her blog, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Thijs Hendriks is a tetraplegic and supports the rights of people with spinal paralysis in his association "Quereinsteiger" (lateral entrants). He tries to support those affected and their relatives in the first period after accidents. On Thursday at the TREFFPUNKT, he tells us that a life with even the most severe physical disability is worthwhile. What else moves him, he tells at REHACARE.com.
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?
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.
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.
Gentle vibrations delivered to feet alert users to dangerous situations as they walk and prompt a more normalized gait pattern. That’s the concept behind the sensory orthotic insoles by novapace. In this interview, Simon Staffa, project manager at novapace, explains how this technology can help people with Parkinson's disease and describes the opportunities digitization brings to rehabilitation.
Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. REHACARE.com talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
Where the sticks are dancing - Dergin Tokmaks fabulous crutches
Dergin Tokmak and Ossenberg GmbH met at REHACARE 2012. Since then they have been a good team. What makes the Stix crutches so special and what they have to endure, Tokmak and Andreas Fritz tell in our interview.
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation today: digitalized and gamified
The world of physiotherapy and rehabilitation has changed immensely in the last few years. The technologies and devices used are becoming more and more efficient and intelligent. Digitalization and gamification in particular are playing an increasingly important role.
Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.
Germany enjoyed a double podium finish at their home 2019 Goalball European Championships "A" in Rostock on last Sunday (14 October) with their men’s team claiming gold and the women’s team settled for bronze.
For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be more effective treatments than medication in some cases, suggests a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
A team from Loughborough University is using the prototype device to help people with disabilities, elderly people, and those with chronic diseases that prevent them from taking part in exercise. It comes following a successful study into how hot baths can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.
A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain.
Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings – a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people. Inspired by human skin, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a system combining artificial skin with control algorithms and used it to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.
For patients who undergo dialysis, this artificial washing of the blood is a major burden. To remove toxins from the blood, large quantities of dialysis water for clearance are required. Until now there has been no solution so far to recover this dialysate cost-effectively. Therefore a cryo-purification method is being developed by Fraunhofer researchers that clears the water without loosing it.
As dementia progresses, the ability to participate in exercise programs declines. Sticking to a program also becomes challenging because of impaired cognition, mobility issues or risk of falls and fractures – some exercise regimens are just too complicated or physically demanding.
People with type 2 diabetes often live with poorly-healing infected wounds on their feet. Using existing methods, however, it takes two days to grow a bacterial culture used to identify the pathogens infecting the wound and their antibiotic resistance – and thus to find an effective antibiotic. With the help of a new rapid test, it will take just one hour to obtain this information in the future.
A Baylor University researcher's prototype smartphone app – designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer – has passed its first big test.
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