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M-Enabling Forum at REHACARE


Dear Sir or Madam,

While most people think of structural measures such as elevators and ramps when they hear the keyword "accessibility", the term is more comprehensive: Because also the digital environment should be accessible without any barriers. The M-Enabling Forum at this year's REHACARE is dedicated to this topic in order to engage in an active exchange. We asked what visitors could expect on site.

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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Prosthetics for everyday life and sports – From the workshop onto the field

Video

Photo: Title photo - linked to video "Prosthetics for everyday life and sports – From the workshop onto the field"
Nils Krake is regarded as a great up-and-coming talent in para-athletics. The Greifswald Health Centre provides the 14-year-old with prosthetics that are optimally adapted to his needs, both in everyday life and in sports.
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Research & Health

New telemedicine exercise therapy

Anyone who gets an artificial hip or knee joint has to spend a lot of time in rehabilitation. The offers are scarce, though, and working people often cannot make the appointments due to time constraints. In the ReMove-It project, Fraunhofer and its partners have developed telemedicine-based exercise therapy that allows patients to organize their rehabilitation more flexibly.
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Research & Health

Studies provide new insights into the role of sleep in chronic pain

The results of two studies presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into the role of sleep in chronic pain. The first study demonstrates a predictive role of sleep problems for chronic pain and the second provides insight into chronic pain and sleep in adolescents.
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Lisa Brockschmidt – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Lisa Brockschmidt sitting on stairs; Copyright: Christina Schneider
Just going outside in shorts in summer. Lisa Brockschmidt didn't dare to do that for a long time because of her leg prostheses. Meanwhile she has found this courage. But why this required courage at all, she herself does not know. What she likes about other amputees, how she relates to her orthopaedic technician and who else is important to the 22-year-old, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Women & Kids

Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.
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The shark from Jaws and the leg: Frank Purk creates prosthetic limbs that are as unique as their wearers

Topic of the Month

Photo: Child walking in orthoses with Union Jack design and crutches; Copyright: frankpurk GmbH
Imagine you are on a beach vacation and witness how a shark bites into the leg of a person. But the person doesn’t scream! That might be because the shark is part of the person’s prosthetic leg. Admittedly, it’s a very unusual and unique prosthetic device but that’s how the orthopedic technician Frank Purk from Hamburg, Germany, like to call attention to the design of artificial limbs.
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Auxiliary Means

The future of nutrition for the elderly

In 2050, the number of elderly people in Germany is expected to reach around 9.9 million. At the same time, the Federal Care Improvement Act is supporting the many elderly people who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible and to choose when and what to eat. Up to now, there was no data available on what the elderly expect from nutrition and nutritional care.
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Youth-R-Coach: A peer-to-peer program for young people living with chronic disease

The project Youth-R-Coach empowered young people to be 'experts-by-experience' and share their personal experiences to help other young people cope with chronic disease.
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M-Enabling Forum: "The best assistive technologies cannot be useful if our digital environment is not accessible"

We asked ...

Photo: Speakers at the conference during the M-Enabling Summit 2017 in Washington and guests at the exhibition; Copyright: M-Enabling Summit
Self-determined living needs accessibility. This does not only apply to step-free entrance for wheelchair users, but also for the digital environment. For example, when blind people surf the internet with a screen reader, they need web sites that are accessible. But reality often looks different. Reason enough for the M-Enabling Forum to focus on this topic at this year's REHACARE.
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Research & Health

A dual-therapy approach to boost motor recovery after a stroke

EPFL scientists have shown that combining a brain-computer interface (BCI) with functional electrical stimulation (FES) can help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralyzed arm - even years after the stroke.
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Research & Health

Living with diabetes as young adult

A team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) report that teen and young adult (aged 14-24 years) with type 1 diabetes often experience stigma, which leads them to neglect treatment and tread dangerously close to suffering medical emergencies.
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