Photo: The novel prosthetic hand shakes a human hand; Copyright: Prensilia s.r.l.

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis successfully implanted

18/02/2019

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.
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ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

18/02/2019

Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented in Norway, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis by Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Photo: Young man on an exercise bike; Copyright: panthermedia.net/VitalikRadko

People with chronic disease are not being active enough

06/02/2019

Study of 96,000 UK men and women finds that those with chronic conditions spend considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers.
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Lernladen increases future retail employees’ accessibility awareness

04/02/2019

What’s it like to shop when you suffer from tremors and have to get coins out of your wallet at the cash register in a hurry? And how much are you still able to see prices when you are dealing with a visual impairment? Many apprentices can only guess what that must be like. At the so-called Lernladen, they get to experience these scenarios first-hand with the help of simulation goggles and gloves.
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Photo: Sema Gedik at work; Copyright: Valerie Diedenhoff

Fashion: At eye level with little people

19/01/2017

Every little person should be able to buy beautiful clothes yet there are still no fashionable items available in standard sizes. That’s something Sema Gedik wants to change – with her project titled "Auf Augenhöhe" (English: At Eye Level). REHACARE.com talked with the designer about her inspiration, her goals and the obstacles she had to overcome.
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Photo: Nicole Seifert

"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

23/07/2015

Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others.
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Photo: Dr. Ralf Suhr

"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"

25/06/2015

Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". REHACARE.com spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention.
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