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Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot


Dear Sir or Madam,

Equipped with sense of touch, water resistance or an unusual design? Meanwhile, all this is now increasingly possible when it comes to manufacturing of prostheses. In our current Topic of the Month you can find out, for example, what role research plays and what arm and leg prostheses can already achieve in concrete terms.

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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Work & Education

Workplace dress codes present barriers to people with disabilities

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 20 million people of working age live with a disability. While past research has indicated that people living with disabilities face barriers in workplace participation, researchers from the University of Missouri have now found one hindrance to workplace participation for people with disabilities is the lack of appropriate clothing.
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Sarah Alexander – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Sarah Alexander is putting on some lip gloss; Copyright: Sarah Alexander
Sarah Alexander has been passionate about writing for as long as she can remember. So, it was only quite logical that she started blogging a few years ago – about lifestyle and beauty topics as well as about her disability. Why she has such a positive attitude to life today and what role her grandmother plays in it, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Women & Kids

Sex matters: Addressing the Alzheimer's disease research gap

To prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a new paper. The paper states that more research is needed into sex differences in Alzheimer's disease to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for both women and men.
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Women & Kids

Researchers change clinical practice for infants with diabetes

Infants with diabetes can drop insulin syringes. This will be new clinical practice after a recent study, now published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers from Bergen and Exeter have been leading the work, which causes children worldwide to replace insulin syringes with tablets.
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Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot

Topic of the Month

Photo: Electric hand prostheses holds a raw egg with three fingers; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann
Show what you have got – nowadays, that's increasingly the motto of people who wear prostheses, too. As a rule, it does not matter whether they wear skin-colored cosmetics over the prosthesis or whether they offer a view on the technical details. You can find out how individual the everyday aids can be and which extra features research currently makes possible, in our Topic of the Month June: Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot.
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Research & Health

Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care

It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. A new study shows older people with asthma are among those no longer content to say, "Up to you, Doc" and then wait to be told how to move forward with their care.
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Research & Health

Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke

Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.
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Therapy helper inRehaRob: Robot assisted rehabilitation after a stroke

Video

Photo: Title photo - linked to video "Therapy helper inRehaRob: Robot assisted rehabilitation after a stroke"
If movement disorders occur after a stroke, extensive rehabilitation is necessary. To ensure that this can also take place without the presence of a physiotherapist, RWTH Aachen University is working on the inRehaRob project and a robotic arm that will enable independent training sessions in the future.
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