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

Kevin Hoffmann – That's how he rolls
Never give up and look ahead – that is exactly what Kevin Hoffmann has already done. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he first fell into depression, but then fought his way back into a self-determined life on his own. What exactly makes him and others a fighter heart and who has always believed in him, the Social Media Manager tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Nadine Kleine – That's how she rolls
Unafraid and motivated to just tackle and do things – that is Nadine Kleine. What she was taught since childhood days, she still lives by today. What she nevertheless does not dare to do and why she would like to be Usain Bolt for a while, the medical student tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Betty Schätzchen – That's how she rolls
As Federal Commissioner for the Disabled, Betty Schätzchen would like to shake up the German government and would particularly support the needs of deaf and hearing-impaired people. Her self-declared goal: to free people with disabilities from barriers and to relieve them through accessibility. At REHACARE.com she tells us how she rolls.
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Alexandra Leyer – That's how she rolls
Active relapses of multiple sclerosis show up in MRT images as white spots. And exactely these spots made Alexandra Leyer live her life more consciously and love it above all. Therefore she writes down her experiences in her blog called Wunderflecken ('wonder spots'). Which person solved many other of her inner conflicts, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Rosalie Renner – That's how she rolls
Including affected persons in the legislative process should actually be a matter of course. However, Minister Jens Spahn's current health policy does not do this enough. Which is why Rosalie Renner would like to have a serious word with him. How she rolls besides that, what helps her through difficult times for example and why self-irony is a way to get at eye level, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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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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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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Physiotherapy and rehabilitation today: digitalized and gamified

Type 2 diabetes: People belonging to online support groups have poorer health
Diabetes is a disease that affects people's lives more in the long term and requires emotional support and information. It is increasingly common for people with diabetes to participate in digital communities and seek help in so-called OSGs (online support groups) to share experiences and glean information. This social phenomenon has been little studied.
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Device brings silicon computing power to brain research and prosthetics
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist – and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research – this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
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VR shows promise for early detection of MS balance problems
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often have a greatly increased risk of falling and injuring themselves even when they feel they're able to walk normally. Now a team led by scientists from the UNC School of Medicine has demonstrated what could be a relatively easy method for the early detection of such problems.
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Self-help groups relieve caregivers of children with disabilities
Caregivers in low-income settings will be able to respond to the challenges of bringing up children with disabilities, thanks to a new model created by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set for August 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021. The dates were confirmed on Monday (30 March) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
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Supporting parents of children with genetic learning disabilities
Parents of children with genetic conditions that cause learning disabilities are at risk of mental health problems, suggests new research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The teams behind the study have called for greater support for parents whose child receives a genetic diagnosis for their learning disability.
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AI-powered shoes unlock the secrets of your sole
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory. The work could benefit clinical researchers by providing a new way to precisely measure walking function in patients with movement disorders or musculoskeletal injuries, in their living environments.
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Para athletes support Tokyo 2020 postponement
Para athletes worldwide have backed the move by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Virtual reality: The right thumb becomes the left arm
A research team consisting of scientists from Toyohashi University of Technology, Keio University, and The University of Tokyo has revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment; however, this re-association may be weaker than the natural association.
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Robots popular with older adults
A world without robots is almost inconceivable. They take on tasks in production processes and are also being used in the service sector. For example, machines created to resemble humans are helping to care for elderly people. A study by psychologists of Friedrich Schiller University Jena suggests, that older people are less anxious and hostile regarding ‘human robots’ than previously thought.
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Cybathlon postponed due to coronavirus
ETH Zurich has decided to postpone the Cybathlon until 19–20 September 2020. The safety and health of all those involved in this major international event takes top priority.
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Virtual reality device helps to simulate sight loss
Published during World Glaucoma Week 2020, a new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.
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Music therapy helps stroke patients
New research has found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients, as well as their mood.
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Can boxing improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease?
People with Parkinson's disease who participate in a special, non-contact boxing program may have better quality of life and be more likely to exercise than those who do not participate, according to a preliminary study.
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Dementia: Knowledge of basic finances empowers elderly population in Japan
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population.
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Wearable hearing aid in development
Most people find it difficult to concentrate on a specific voice in a busy environment, but for those who are hard of hearing it’s especially challenging. Now, however, a new type of hearing aid, developed with the assistance of Fraunhofer researchers, is designed to render speech more intelligible against a background of noise, thereby making it easier to follow a single speaker.
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Fighting hand tremors: First comes AI, then robots
Robots hold promise for a large number of people with neurological movement disorders severely affecting the quality of their lives. Now researchers have tapped artificial intelligence techniques to build an algorithmic model that will make the robots more accurate, faster, and safer when battling hand tremors.
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Online tool simplifies exercise advice for spinal cord injury
A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) lead a more active life.
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Unintended pregnancy rates higher among women with disabilities
Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 42 percent more likely to be unintended than pregnancies among women without disabilities, says a new report published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
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Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality
Current physiotherapy techniques require patients to complete exercises at home, which doesn't include much guidance. Virtual reality (VR) combined with 3D Motion capture could allow movements to be translated onto an avatar the patient can follow.
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Socially assistive robot helps children with autism learn
USC researchers developed personalized learning robots for children with autism and studied whether the robots could autonomously gauge the child's engagement in long-term, in-home therapeutic interventions.
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Hearing aids may delay cognitive decline
Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research.
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Road to Tokyo: With the tandem from Berlin to Tokyo
Inclusion rocks and rolls! This is the motto for the ambitious project of Sven Marx and Jürgen Pansin, who are riding on a special tandem from Berlin to Tokyo.
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Picking up a pingpong paddle may benefit people with Parkinson's
Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's who participated in a pingpong exercise program once a week for six months showed improvement in their Parkinson's symptoms, according to a preliminary study.
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Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s
Specialist Parkinson’s Nurses are critical to the care of people living with the condition. They help people manage their medication, offer advice and information about living with Parkinson’s, and give emotional support to both the person with Parkinson’s and their families or carers. A nationwide project is aimed at getting a better understanding of the role of Parkinson’s Nurses.
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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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