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

Anja Winkler – That's how she rolls
Inclusion begins in the mind! That is certain for Anja Winkler. One topic that is particularly close to her heart in this context is work assistance. Which questions the coronavirus pandemic currently raises for her, which travel plans the certified pedagogue had to throw over for this reason and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Bianca Riedmann – That's how she rolls
Raising awareness of ALS and real accessibility – these are the issues Bianca Riedmann is passionate about. What exactely real accessibility means to her, what defines the person who has been by her side for 15 years and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Marina Wendt – That's how she rolls
From the bottom of her heart Marina Wendt wishes that people and animals are well. For example, she would like to inform people with disabilities about the help they are entitled to. What nutrition has to do with her heart's desires, which role her husband plays in her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Gianna – That's how she rolls
For Gianna, education is the first step towards more normality in interacting with people with disabilities. To what extent she would like to contribute to it herself, which role her father plays in her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Sigrun Passelat – That's how she rolls
People with impairments are not as efficient as people without impairments? Sigrun Passelat wants to eliminate this prejudice once and for all. To what extent she herself is a role model and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Sonja Böckmann – That's how she rolls
"Can't be done, doesn't exist" – Sonja Böckmann admires people with this attitude. In her opinion, no one should be disadvantaged due to illness or disability. Therefore, she herself also supports people and animals who need help. What she has always wanted to do and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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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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Why inclusion is more important than ever amid the coronavirus crisis
How are families of children with disabilities coping during the coronavirus crisis? A recent online survey asked this question, prompting over 1,600 participants to respond in just two weeks. What do the survey results reveal about the current state of society in terms of social participation and inclusion? We asked Dorothea Kugelmeier and Dr. Raimund Schmolze-Krahn, who launched the study.
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ReWalk Robotics: Optimal supply thanks to the latest robotic technology
Rehabilitation and robotics increasingly go hand in hand. That’s why it is crucial to ensure the quality of robotic rehabilitation at any level. How important is it for companies like ReWalk Robotics to have the support of health insurance companies? REHACARE.com asked and also learned about the company’s future hopes for the industry.
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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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Online fashion show: Adaptive fashion for people with and without disabilities

Further aggravation of home care for older persons during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic places a particular focus on older persons. Therefore, it comes as a surprise that the high-risk group of around 2.6 million care-dependent older persons in Germany who receive care at home, predominantly from their relatives, has been largely ignored by scientists, politicians, and society in general during this crisis.
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Plant-based diets high in carbs improve type 1 diabetes
Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity and other health markers in individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to two case studies published by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism.
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Online tools can improve autism diagnosis
Online tools and assessments can help speed up diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the first comprehensive survey of research in the field has concluded. The survey showed that using internet-based tools in healthcare - a field known as telehealth - has potential to improve services in autism care, when used alongside existing methods.
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Putting the spring-cam back into stroke patients steps
A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The new device will aid stroke patients in their rehabilitation, improving their walking and preventing falls.
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Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touch in lost limb
Imagine tying your shoes or taking a sip of coffee or cracking an egg but without any feeling in your hand. That is life for users of even the most advanced prosthetic arms.
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Mobile EEG for the detection of epileptic seizures in daily life
Epileptic disorders can vary greatly in terms of type, cause and severity. This makes having accurate knowledge of the person’s individual medical condition very important when choosing a custom-fit therapy. To date, physicians have to rely on accounts by the person concerned and those close to them when estimating how often seizures occur.
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Do not let social isolation keep you from being active
By now, we are all aware that COVID-19 is especially dangerous for older adults - the older you are, the higher your risk for serious illness and even death if you contract the virus. Because there is no treatment or a vaccine yet, it is vitally important that we practice social distancing and wear masks to protect ourselves from disease.
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Space station motors improve a robotic prosthetic leg
A new robotic prosthetic leg prototype offers a more natural gait while also being quieter and more energy efficient than other designs.
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Swallowing is complicated, but this researcher is making it easier
People swallow hundreds of times a day – often without realizing they are doing it. But for some people, being able to safely swallow means the difference between life and death.
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Back pain: factors maximize impact of yoga, physical therapy
Fear avoidance, pain medication use, and treatment expectations impact response to nonpharmaceutical treatments to relieve chronic low back pain.
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Her Abilities Award: Calling brilliant women with disabilities!
2020 has been nothing short of… eventful. We have seen catastrophic bush fires in Australia, the global COVID19 pandemic, and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, uniting people worldwide against racism and police violence. And nominations for the 2020 Her Abilities Award are now open. Spread the word.
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Stress hormone linked with higher blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes
The study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, published online in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, documents a clear link between the stress hormone cortisol and higher blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
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Restoring vision through electrical stimulation
In a project under Horizon 2020, researchers from seven European organizations will examine how the vision of visually impaired people can be restored using electrical stimulation of the brain. The project is being coordinated by the University of Zurich and supported by the European Union with funding of 4 million euros.
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Study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana
A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after the age of 4.
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Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring
The ability to move about may deteriorate when ageing, a phenomenon which needs to be considered when assessing physical activity in older people. A study on active ageing at the University of Jyväskylä examined movement that exceeds the intensity of preferred walking speed.
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How effective are we at safeguarding disabled children?
Research indicates disabled children are at heightened risk of violence and abuse including child sexual exploitation. Studies show that disabled children are three to four times more likely to experience violence and abuse than those without disabilities, yet they are relatively invisible within generic child protection research.
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Study will enhance training for nurses working with dementia patients
McLean Hospital's Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is heading a new study of a training model to help primary care nurses better care for patients with dementia. Funded by a $54 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the research effort is one of two pilot studies by the NIA's IMPACT Collaboratory.
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Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time
UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. Their research is published in the journal Nature Electronics.
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Elderly people are 'underrepresented' in the media
Underrepresented, poorly represented, stereotyped… the presence of elderly people in some media outlets is low in relation to their weight in society, and it is not adjusted to reality. These are some of the conclusions of the study conducted on Spanish journalists specialized on this subject, published in the international communication scientific journal El Profesional de la Información.
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COVID-19: numbers improve for workers with and without disabilities
The COVID economy continues in a state of flux, causing ongoing challenges for all workers, with and without disabilities, according to May's National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) COVID Update, issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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Survey: alternative medicine widespread among people with MS
A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis.
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Stay at home but do not stay still during the pandemic
In a review article published in the American Journal of Physiology, Brazilian researchers present scientific evidence on the impact of short periods of inactivity on the cardiovascular system and recommend exercise to stay fit at home during the pandemic.
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Superusers hold together health social media
New research looks at characteristics of superusers who are actively engaged in the Asthma UK online community and Facebook group to help healthcare professionals better understand the role they play in supporting the management of long-term conditions.
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3D printed insoles offer new hope for patients with diabetes
Scientists from Staffordshire University claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes. This study offers hope for millions of patients with diabetes who are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which in many cases end up in amputation.
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A furry social robot can reduce pain and increase happiness
According to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers published in Scientific Reports, a one-time, hour-long session with a plush, seal-like social robot reduced pain and oxytocin levels, and increased happiness. The Japanese social robot, PARO, emits seal-like sounds and moves its head and flippers in response to being spoken to and touched.
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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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