Photo: Researchers with the mechanized cane; Copyright: University of Malaga

Mechanized cane measures rehabilitation process without patients noticing it

15/03/2019

It monitors a person's time of use and weight-bearing while walking, in a nonintrusive way for users and at low cost. The device was developed of the Embedded Systems Engineering Group of the University of Malaga. They have specialized in the design of physical devices to aid users.
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Photo: A woman's legs walking on a treadmill. There are digital inserts on the ankles and the sole of the foot; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

March 2019: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow

01/03/2019

Whether with virtual reality glasses or on a movable treadmill in a virtual environment – the rehabilitation sector is increasingly being digitized. How this trend was already apparent at the last REHACARE and what the current status quo in research and healthcare is like, you can find out in our Topic of the Month March: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow.
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Photo: Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage with volunteer in the GRAIL lab; Copyright: TU Chemnitz/Jacob Müller

Virtual and diverse: Digitization of rehabilitation and physiotherapy

01/03/2019

From walking canes with built-in GPS sensor and SOS emergency call function to robot-assisted therapy sessions to virtual reality applications – digitization is making its way into the rehabilitation sector. We have reviewed the role this topic already played at REHACARE 2018 and highlighted some of the research projects that currently focus on this subject.
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Photo: In the ReMoCap lab a man attaches sensors to another man's leg; Copyright: Martin Lifka Photography

Rehabilitation: Gait analysis and training in Virtual Reality

01/03/2019

New technology provides new opportunities. What pertains to so many areas of life also applies to the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. REHACARE.com examined whether and how virtual reality, visual analytics, and machine learning can enhance and shape the healthcare sector in the future – especially when it comes to gait analysis.
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Photo: A woman's legs walking on a treadmill. There are digital inserts on the ankles and the sole of the foot; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow

01/03/2019

Whether with virtual reality glasses or on a movable treadmill in a virtual environment – the rehabilitation sector is increasingly being digitized. How this trend was already apparent at the last REHACARE and what the current status quo in research and healthcare is like, you can find out in our Topic of the Month March: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow.
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Photo: Two doctors standing in front of a virtual screen depicting human organs; Copyright: panthermedia.net/hquality

Digitization and the new opportunities it brings to the healthcare sector

01/03/2019

Is it already too late for the digitization of healthcare? How does Germany compare to other countries in this setting? What opportunities and threats does big data involve? And why could uniform digital patient care lead to unimagined success, especially when it comes to the rehabilitation sector?
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Photo: blue prosthetic hand; Copyright: panthermedia.net/czgur

Brain hand 'map' is maintained in amputees with and without phantom limb sensations

13/02/2019

Scientists have been able to detect the neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of the presence of phantom limb movements, but could not find similar fingerprints in those born with a missing hand.
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Photo: Stefanie Trzecinski; Copyright: Johannes Franke

"At the TUECHTIG coworking space, people with and without disabilities are working together – and not just next to each other"

22/03/2018

Maximum flexibility to encourage ideas, effectively sharing office space: coworking spaces have become a part of many major cities. In 2017, Berlin featured about one hundred of them, but none of them were comprehensively accessible. That’s something Stefanie Trzecinski from KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH wanted to change. That was the moment, the idea for "TUECHTIG – Raum für Inklusion" was born.
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