Photo: Man at nordic walking; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Viktor Cap

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

18/01/2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper(1) of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Read more
Photo: Motion capturing of a man wearing

Smart apparel: Bringing wearable sensor networks to application

07/01/2019

Xenoma, wearHEALTH, a research group from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), have announced a collaboration that combines smart apparel with highly-developed motion capturing technology which brings wearable sensorics close to various applications in sports, health and industry.
Read more
Photo: Elderly man and woman in the break of a spinning class. He is drinking water, she is smiling at him; Copyright: Andrea Hegdahl Tiltnes, NTNU

Getting older adults to be more active

14/12/2018

Exercise and physical activity are good for our health, and soon Generation 100, a comprehensive study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the effects of exercise on aging will be able to tell us whether exercise actually prolongs life.
Read more
Photo: Speaker in the Forum

Kinaesthetics: "People learn to pay attention to their own body motions"

28/09/2015

Caregiving activities are physically exhausting. This is why it is important both for nursing staff and caregiving family members to optimize their physical movements. Sabine Sieben is a kinesthetic trainer and spoke with REHACARE.de about the kinesthetic concept and its advantages for in-home care.
Read more
Photo: Hedwig Reiffs with a visitor and a wheelchair driver

"Comprehensive accessibility would benefit all of us"

12/02/2015

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. REHACARE.com spoke with Hedwig Reiffs from the Self-Help Organization of Physically Disabled Persons Bonn, who recently attended this kind of adventure day.
Read more