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Accessible adaptation creates mobility

Dear Sir or Madam,

Whether it's your own car, rental car or motorhome - conversion plays an important role for people with disabilities in all cases. Because only if the vehicle is adapted to one's own needs it can be used without being dependent on others. In our Topic of the Month August we will tell you whether such rental cars and motorhomes even exist, by which you can recognize a good car adapter and what associations have to do with it.

Have a nice and mobile week,

Anne Hofmann
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
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Prize game
Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Service
Exhibitors News

Auxiliary Means

New 'e-dermis' brings sense of touch to prosthetic hands

Amputees often experience the sensation of a "phantom limb" – a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at the Johns Hopkins University that has created an electronic skin. When layered on top of prosthetic hands, this e-dermis brings back a real sense of touch through the fingertips.
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10 x 2 tickets for REHACARE 2018

Prize game

Photo-collage: A wheelchair user obtains information from exhibitors about a converted car, wheelchair dancing couple dancing; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann
This year the time has come again: On 2,000 square metres of exhibition space in Hall 6, numerous car manufacturers and conversion companies will once again be present in Düsseldorf. And we want to make your day: That's why we are raffling off 10 x 2 admisson tickets for REHACARE 2018.
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Women & Kids

Her Abilities Award: A Spotlight on 99 Abilities

The international organisation for inclusive development, Light for the World launched the deadline for nomination for the first international prize for women with disabilities at the beginning of July. The Her Abilities Award is presented in three categories and is intended to honour projects and life's work. Nominations are still possible until 30 September.
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Recreation & Culture

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot named Someity

The mascots of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 greeted the Japanese public for the first time at their naming ceremony on Sunday (22 July). Thousands of children and adults joined meet and greet events across the Japanese capital to welcome the new ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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Beth Griffiths – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Beth Griffiths; Copyright: Beth Griffiths
From the middle of nowhere in Wales, Beth Griffiths writes about beauty, lifestyle, disability and books she reads. Besides that the 25-year old Welsh girl is a passionate wheelchair Basketball player. Her team, the Worcester Wolves, is kind of family to her. What her attitude towards life is, what she would love to do and what her relationship to cheesecake is like, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Virtual reality may help students experience life with dementia first hand

Virtual reality technology gives high school students greater insight into what it's like to be Alfred - a 74-year-old African American man with suspected mild cognitive impairment (MCI), plus age-related vision and hearing loss, or Beatriz, a middle-aged Latina, as she progresses through the continuum of Alzheimer's disease.
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Research & Health

Therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
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Research & Health

The LGBT Community and Dementia

The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago.
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Accessible adaptation creates mobility

Topic of the Month

Photo: Young woman in a wheelchair opens the driver's door of the car she wants to get into; Copyright: visitBerlin, Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de
When it comes to car conversion, final consumers ask themselves many questions: How do I recognize a good vehicle conversion service? What does it cost anyway? Are there actually accessible rental cars – or even motorhomes? In order to offer customers a bundled source of information and a seal of quality, the adaptation industry is organised in associations at national and European level.
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Exhibitors News

AMAneo from CSS: Operating computer mouse and tablet again despite trembling hand

CSS MicroSystems GmbH

For people with severe hand shaking (tremor), it is impossible to operate a computer with the mouse or a tablet via touchscreen. CSS has developed an adapter which compensates a strong tremor of the...
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Exhibitors News

UK AND ITALY DEBUT OF ‘NEXT GENERATION’ PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICE

WHILL, Inc.

WHILL Model C, a new state-of-the-art personal electric vehicle, is set to disrupt the UK and Italy wheelchair markets WHILL has recently announced the launch of their award-winning Model C in the UK...
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Exhibitors News

UPnRIDETM – a smart robotic standing wheelchair

UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd.

UPnRIDETM provides millions of people suffering from walking impairments – with an economically viable means of mobility, and social interaction at eye-level. Functional and safe upright-mobility is...
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