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On the go in road traffic

Dear Sir or Madam,

Getting around the city by public transport can be a nuisance. Unfriendly bus drivers, delayed trams and a colorful potpourri of fellow men. For people with disabilities, these are not even the biggest disruptive factors. Find out what's going on in Germany when it comes to locomotion for people with disabilities in our Topic of the Month: Mobility: On the go in road traffic.

Have a nice day,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care
04 - 07 October 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany


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Mobility: On the go in road traffic

Topic of the Month

Photo: Wheelchair user sitting at a street and looking to his left; Copyright: visitBerlin, Andi Weiland l Gesellschaftsbilder
Bus, subway, taxi or driving your own car – there are many ways to get around on the road. However, not all means of transportation are adapted to the needs of people with different disabilities. In our Topic of the Month September: Mobility: On the go in road traffic you can find out how the German taxi market is supposed to become more inclusive, how people with disabilities can achieve mobility competence and to what extent autonomous driving opens new perspectives.
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Research & Health

New healthcare services for people with chronic disease

The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) assists university graduates with business start-ups for improving new Healthcare Services for Chronic Disease Sufferers.
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Research & Health

Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation

The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life - and few roles are more stressful.
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Research & Health

Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface

University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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Research & Health

Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being

Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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"Long cane for children is a 'facilitator'– the chance to independently accomplish something"

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Photo: Click-sonar coach Juan Ruiz while training with a kid; Copyright: Anderes sehen e.V.;
A long cane (also known as a white cane) affords people with visual impairments independence and actual freedom of movement. Even blind children should get used to long canes as quickly and early as possible. It allows them to playfully perceive their surroundings to where it feels normal and natural for them to move around using this auxiliary aid. The "Anderes sehen e.V." Association (English: A different kind of seeing) has co-developed the long cane for children. spoke with Ellen Schweizer, the Association’s founder, about the experiences children and parents make with the long cane for blind children and the fact that inclusion is not a burden but can be fun.
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Theme parks at REHACARE

Training+Working and Mobility+Travel

Foto: Logo theme park "People with disabilities at work"; Copyright: Fair Düsseldorf
The theme park "Work+Training" is devoted to one of the most important conditions for the inclusion of people with disabilities: active participation in working life. However, mobility is also necessary for this purpose. A car can be helpful. Manufacturers will therefore be showcasing the latest developments of car customization in the "Mobility+Travelling" theme park.
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Recreation & Culture

Project to assist travel for the disabled

Accomable, the "Airbnb for disabled people", is working with EU-funded project EuTravel to shape the future of accessible travel and enable those with a mobility issue to book "door-to-door" transport across the EU.
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Exhibitors at REHACARE

Exhibitor lectures

Foto: Speaker durin an exhibitor lecture in front of the audiene; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
Besides presentations at their stand, several exhibitors provide lectures with interesting background information presented at the CCD Pavillon (next to the CCD South). The lecture performances range from 45 minutes to an hour.
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Auxiliary Means

McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients

Use caution when entering personal health information into a convenient app on your mobile device, because not all apps are created equal when it comes to protecting your privacy, warns McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School clinicians.
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Claudia Böhme – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Claudia Böhme; Copyright: fotoresque
Sometimes lecturers have a greater influence on students than they may be aware of. Claudia Böhme came up with the idea of bringing together blind and visually impaired people and museums, thanks to a suggestion of the student vocational guidance service. Today, the 46-year-old is a cultural mediator. What else she is interested in besides accessibility in museums, she tells us at
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Exhibitors News

Managing mental well-being with three wheels

Tomcat SNI Ltd.

43 year old Simon Stevens is an activist and independent disability and inclusion issues professional. Born with Cerebral Palsy which affects his speech, balance and hand control, Simon is on the...
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Exhibitors News

New Limb Difference gripping aid launches from The Active Hands Company

The Active Hands Company

The Active Hands Company is the go-to place for people with hand function disabilities.  Born out of Rob Smith’s frustration at his own poor hand function and strength, following his spinal...
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Exhibitors News

SARL TESSIER: Adaptive ski equipment for all


TESSIER designs and manufactures technical and innovative products for sit skiers, an all-terrain tandem wheelchair to enjoy the mountain during summer and a wakeboard / water-ski equipment. Created...
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Exhibitors News

REHACARE 2017: thyssenkrupp launches latest solutions to advance home mobility

thyssenkrupp Encasa N.V.

A combination of mixed-reality and a fully digitalized order process will shorten stairlift delivery times by up to 4x; thyssenkrupp is the first to use HoloLens devices in the home solutions market.
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Exhibitors News

Winner Transfer Wheelchair - World's First

Winner SG Pte Ltd

Reinventing the Wheelchair Medical Technology does not always have to be about complex devices – Winner SG’s latest product simply involves reinventing the wheel. The company prides itself on...
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Exhibitors News

Meet the world's first fashionable head protection for people with special needs! Ribcap | epilepsy, autism, general seizure helmet

Glomarket bvba - Ribcap

Ribcap provides head protection helmets for your daily life that are non-stigmatising. They use unique, absorbing foam inside a fashionable hat. They have on-trend colored beanies and baseball caps,...
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• Get a discounted ticket by purchasing it online
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Prize game: 40 years REHACARE

Participate and win tickets!

Photo: Wheelchair dance couple while dancing, young woman sitting in a customized car; Copyright: ctillmann
This year we have a reason to celebrate – 40 years REHACARE! Actually, we can hardly wait. In honor of this occasion there will not only be the CYBATHLON experience on all trade fair days, but we also want to make your day: That’s why we are raffling off 40 x 2 admission tickets for REHACARE 2017.
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