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Leading by example


Dear Sir or Madam,

Don't be afraid to raise your voice and make yourself heard - this is the advice the 20-year-old Shona Cobb gives to others who, like her, live with a disability. Her point of view has been encouraged by people with disabilities who are actively stand up for their rights. Why exactly these are her role models and why she would wish to be able to speak more confidently to an audience, you can find out in our current interview in our column How we roll.

Have a nice week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com
Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

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How We Roll
Topic of the Month
Newsletter Archive
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Auxiliary Means

Mobile application for people with diabetes being perfected

Master's student of the SUSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ivan Volkov developed a mobile application DiaMeter several years ago. The application makes it possible for people with diabetes to keep a convenient electronic diary. At present, a second, more fine-tuned version of the application which will include a carbohydrate unit calculator is being completed.
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Auxiliary Means

New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design (CAD).
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Shona Cobb – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Shona Cobb; Copyright: private
Today, the Internet enables many people to be heard. Also Shona Cobb got a voice through it. At the age of 14, the Brit started her blog. That was six years ago and her blog has grown with her ever since. Why disability rights campaigners inspire her and why the 20-year-old would like to be able to speak more in public, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Recreation & Culture

CrossFit improves how people with type 2 diabetes can control blood sugar levels

New research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested a 6-week CrossFit™ exercise programme can lead to improved control of blood sugar levels and decreased risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.
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Recreation & Culture

Germany's perfect preparation ahead of home athletics Euros

With 13 weeks to go before the 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships, many of the region’s top Para athletes underlined their medal-winning potential with impressive performances at the 13th International Meeting Kern Pharma in L'Hospitalet, Spain, two weeks ago.
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"Putting patients at the center of modern rehabilitation"

Topic of the Month

Photo: Elderly man during a rehabilitation unit with the Tyromotion system; Copyright: Tyromotion
Rehabilitation is a process where many aspects must flow well together to ultimately achieve the success patients and their therapists crave. These days, this also includes systems that are designed to make the work of the therapist easier and motivate the patient. Needless to say, robot-assisted therapy must be able to meet the requirements of individual rehabilitation. It is key that manufacturers and therapists team up and collaborate. As is the case with the Graz-based company Tyromotion.
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Research & Health

People with dementia more likely to go missing

More than 425,000 Australians live with dementia and a common, potentially life-threatening behaviour linked to the disease is wandering. A new study looks at how to minimise that risk.
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Research & Health

Move it and use it: Exergaming may help those at risk of Alzheimer's or related dementias

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer's, showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, according to a new study.
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Research & Health

Love hurts: Spats with spouse may worsen chronic pain

A fight with a spouse may end in hurt feelings, but for those with chronic conditions like arthritis or diabetes, those arguments may have physical repercussions as well, according to researchers.
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