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Photo: The women's national team of the Netherlands after their World Cup victory in 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.; Copyright: MSSP Michael Schwartz / Uli Gasper

2019 Wheelchair Basketball Euros hosts named


The 2019 men's and women's wheelchair basketball European Championships will come to Poland and the Netherlands, respectively. The competition will serve as a qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020.
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Photo: The smart seat cushion for wheelchairs; Copyright: UTA

One technology, two applications


Researchers of the University of Texas at Arlington have patented a technology for smart seat cushion and adaptable prosthetics. The technology uses real-time pressure monitoring and automated pressure modulation capabilities.
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Photo: The Munevo team; Copyright: Munevo GmbH

"Smart technology opportunities can make it easier to live a self-determined life"


Controlling an electric wheelchair by using smart glasses? Smart glasses like munevo Drive make this a reality. Visitors have a chance to check them out in person at this year’s REHACARE trade fair. Konstantin Madaus from the startup company Munevo looks back on the previous trade show presence and invites everyone to join him at his company’s booth again this year.
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Photo: Wheelchair rugby between Brazil and Great Britain at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro; Copyright: Andi Weiland |

Sports wheelchairs: Playing field, street and skatepark demand variety


For many people with disabilities, the wheelchair is not just their everyday companion but increasingly also turns into sports equipment. What are some of the differences when this assistive device is used for recreational purposes versus in professional sports? And what makes them so unique? has asked several athletes to find out.
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Photo: The Moraine Lake at Banff National park; Copyright:

Canada: Where accessibility is a part of life right from the start


Known for its beavers, bears or the recent return of the bison, maple syrup or its love of hockey – Canada is the personification of nature and vast distances. Thanks to its many national parks, this country is a must-see for any nature lover. When it comes to accessibility, the Canadians provide an infrastructure people with disabilities can only dream of in this part of the world.
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Isabel Keane – That's how she rolls


For the 20-year old Isabel Keane one way to express herself are her stylish wheel covers, created by her sister. But the covers to beautify her wheelchair are not the only reason how Ailbhe influenced her younger sister. Why Isabel looks up to her creative sister, what she wants to accomplish but has not done until now and what she wants to be known for, she tells at
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Photo: Hedwig Reiffs with a visitor and a wheelchair driver

"Comprehensive accessibility would benefit all of us"


What is it like when you have to manage everyday life in a wheelchair? And what effects do age-related limitations have on mobility? Interested parties can experience this with the help of a wheelchair course and an age simulation suit. spoke with Hedwig Reiffs from the Self-Help Organization of Physically Disabled Persons Bonn, who recently attended this kind of adventure day.
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