Photo: Audience in front of the stage at REHACARE

In addition to presentations at the exhibition stand, exhibitors also offer visitors to the fair further lectures with interesting background information.


11:00 am

Trend: Auxiliary means for self-payers

Jens Krümmel, MOBITIPP

Rollator, Scooter, E-Wheelchair - More and more companies are offering auxiliary aids for self-payers. When does it make sense to pay for your equipment yourself and what should you pay attention to?


11:30 am

Concept accessible

Dipl. Ing. FH Architect Uwe Gutjahr, GUTJAHRARCHITEKT, Munich

The submission of concepts and proofs for accessibility is legally obligatory for federal buildings as well as in several federal states. The accessible concept is based on three phases, in which the statutory and legal bases are arranged, presented in a plan graph and implemented.

Joachim Schäfer
Dr. Christian Schramm

12:00 pm

Accessible construction - individual solutions for existing buildings

Sabine Schmidt, Architect Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Schmidt Architekten GmbH

Schmidt Architekten GmbH explains individual solutions for the redesign of the entrance area, bathrooms and complete residential buildings on the basis of realised conversions.

01:00 pm

Screening and training of cognitive performance with RehaCom

Michael Preier, Product manager RehaCom, HASOMED GmbH

RehaCom is an effective and modern cognitive training method for neurological, psychiatric and geriatric patients. It offers nine screening and 35 training modules for a tailor-made treatment. Its effectiveness has been proven in more than 50 studies.

The lecture conveys the most important functions of RehaCom.

01:30 pm

Provision of auxiliary means in the field of electric wheelchairs and communication aids for customers with severe spasticity

Torsten Dohmen, Talk Tools GmbH

In the case of medical supplies, the areas of mobility and communication at customers with spasticity are usually supplied separately. This leads to the problem of control "twice". We offer our customers comprehensive advice and testing concepts and present these as well as new tremor filters.

02:00 pm

ReStore Soft Exo-Suit for gait therapy of stroke patients

Andreas Ludwar, Senior Clinical Manager Europe and Kathleen O'Donnell, Senior Product and Clinical Manager ReWalk Robotics GmbH

The soft components of the ReStore combine natural movements with plantar flexion and dorsal extension support, which adapt to the patient's gait pattern to facilitate functional gait training in rehabilitation facilities. ReStore received CE and FDA approval in May and June 2019.

02:30 pm

The most innovative, transportable trike in the World (is held in English)

Bob Griffin, CEO and founder of Tomcat SNI Ltd and Nazia White, Head of Marketing and Communications

Tomcat has become the leading light of the trike industry, with many innovations becoming industry standard by which all other trikes are judged. Now, Introducing the most transportable trike in the world – the Tomcat Bullet.

03:00 pm

How do I find the best wheelchair puller?

Udo Späker, Triride

Wheelchair puller are more popular than ever because new battery technology makes them more compact and powerful. The expert explains the different types and how to find the optimal device.

03:30 pm

Powering the next generation of leg prosthesis (is held in English)

Shiqian Wang, Reboocon Bionics B.V.

Reboocon Bionics develops powered leg prostheses for individuals with above-knee and below-knee amputations. The powered prostheses are aimed to improve gait symmetry, prevent injuries and reduce effort from amputees. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of people with mobility impairment with our technology.

04:00 pm

CoRehab (is held in English)

David Tacconi, President and Co-founder of CoRehab / Marta Galeotti, Sales&Marketing Manager CoRehab

The use of inertial wearable sensors as input for biofeedback systems is allowing patients to perform exercises in a motivated and correct manner both in clinic and at home, ensuring sensible improvements compared to traditional therapy and allowing professionals to objectify the rehabilitation pathway.

11:00 am

Initial treatment: wheelchair

Jens Krümmel and Volker Neumann, MOBITIPP

It is especially difficult for newcomers to find their bearings in the complex environment of wheelchair care. Here you can find out what you need to pay attention to in order to achieve maximum mobility and quality of life.


11:30 am

Raising your furniture for the best seating position (is held in English)

Mrs Marty Brookes, Healthcare Sales Manager Gordon Ellis & Co

Sitting in the correct position is vital for joint health. If your hips are lower than your knees when you are sitting down, this can add pressure to your hips, pelvis and back. Gordon Ellis are a UK Manufacturer who work with Health Professionals in designing and manufacturing the right products to help. From Furniture Raisers and Raised Toilet Seats to adjustable Commodes and Toilets Aids, we will demonstrate how these products work for you, your patients or clients in making them more comfortable or aiding their recovery.

12:00 pm

A different approach to swallowing therapy: device-supported dysphagia treatment

Andreas Schicketmüller, HASOMED GmbH

Breathing training, Mendelsohn manoeuvres, skill & strength training - the biofeedback modules from RehaIngest improve the treatment of dysphagia. Visualize and compare swallowing success over several days, weeks or months. Document the swallowing behavior of your patients and keep them motivated at all times.

12:30 pm

Decubitus prophylaxis and treatment by micropositioning

Sebastian Merkel, Motion-Solutions GmbH

With the unique COSEAT seating system for electric wheelchairs from Motion Solutions, it is possible to simulate natural sitting behavior. This not only reduces the risk of decubitus, but also makes prophylaxis and therapy possible. Mobility and quality of life are increased.

01:00 pm

Local vibration therapy in therapeutic and private use

Barbara Paschedag, Speech therapist

The gentle vibrations of NOVAFON sound wave devices help to reduce pain and alleviate the consequences of neurological diseases. The deep tissue stimulation stimulates the body's own mechanisms and supports the rehabilitation of a variety of diseases.

01:30 pm

ReWalk Personal 6.0 for paraplegics: First exoskeleton with a listing in the Disability Resources for Independent Living Directory

Andreas Ludwar, Senior Clinical Manager Europe and Jessica Kappes, Head of Healthcare Management ReWalk Robotics GmbH

The already established ReWalk Personal 6.0 enables paraplegic people to stand, walk and climb stairs again and as a pioneer is the only exoskeleton with a listing in the Disability Resources for Independent Living Directory. The ReWalk personnel 6.0 could establish itself meanwhile successfully in the German health system.

02:00 pm

Program companion - support for the new beginning after hospital and Reha

Antonia Karbe, Director Marketing, Hollister Inc. and Dansac, Steffi Sturm, Hollister Patient Advisory Board and Kevin Schultes, Member of the Board of Directors, FGQ

How do you cope with your everyday life as a wheelchair user? Have you already arrived well? We'll accompany you on your way with the "program companion": Everything you need to know - from people affected and experts - 18 topics in 18 magazines - Because it's your way: We go with you

02:30 pm

Provision of aids in the field of electric wheelchairs and communication aids for customers with severe spasticity

Torsten Dohmen, TalkTools GmbH

In the case of medical supplies, the areas of mobility and communication at customers with spasticity are usually supplied separately. This leads to the problem of control "twice". We offer our customers comprehensive advice and a testing concept and present these as well as new tremor filters.

03:00 pm

Standing training, but right: What to look out for

Mark Krüger, Motion Solutions

Standing is elementary important for many people with disabilities - but unfortunately it is often done wrong. Physiotherapist Mark Krüger explains what you need to pay attention to.

03:30 pm

Neuroforma - augmented reality-based system for rehabilitation (is held in English)

Marek Kruszyński, Meden-Inmed Sp. Z o. o.

Neuroforma - augmented reality-based system for rehabilitation that helps patients to regain motor and cognitive health via interactive stationary and home exercises and cutting-edge telerehabilitation

  • The background of Neuroforma platform as a rehabilitation tool.
  • General overview how the potential therapists and their patients can enjoy within the motor-cognitive and balance control training with this innovative tool.
  • Presentation how to do interactive exercises at home under the remote care of specialist.

04:00 pm

The German reimbursement system for "homecare" products

Olaf Meyer, BEO MedConsulting Berlin GmbH

The lecture is aimed at visitors who want to find out what the supply process with aids looks like, how the aids directory can be set up and medical devices listed in it and what should be considered after registration.

04:30 pm

Dansac TRE Technology

Markus Wienand, Senior Klinikberater Dansac GmbH

Innovative stoma products with three protective walls for naturally healthy skin.

11:00 am

The great potential of consumer electronics and digitalization for stroke therapy

Rewellio GmbH

Tablets, smartphones and increasingly virtual reality glasses are ubiquitous and equipped with countless sensors. These powerful devices offer enormous possibilities to be used as tools for new rehabilitation methods. The sensors of the devices can digitally record and process the patient's condition and progress and thus generate personalized therapy suggestions, not only for stroke patients.

12:00 pm

Pegasus - The new Carbon Rollator by TOPRO

Markus Hammer, TOPRO GmbH

At REHACARE, TOPRO presents its latest new development: an innovative carbon rollator that has many new features and is "typically" TOPRO.

It is super light, modern and slim and convinces with safety, function and streamlined design.

12:30 pm

Product presentation INDESmed

Rafael Vidal, CEO INDESmed

Indesmed presents the lightest forearm crutch in the world. A patented design made of carbon fibre, height adjustable to the millimetre and with a load capacity of over 200 kilograms, which together with the ergonomic handle with silicone cover prevents joint pain, back pain and tendonitis.

Also in the luggage: the Adaptive Walker lower leg orthosis. The patented unique Adaptive Walker lower leg orthosis is a true revolution. A single orthosis that adapts precisely to the foot, ankle and lower leg and can be easily adjusted by the patient or doctor during rehabilitation. One Walker - all sizes.

01:30 pm

OrCam MyEye 2 (is held in English)

Jennifer Kietzke, OrCam Technologies

The wearable OrCam MyEye 2 artificial vision device assists people who are blind, visually impaired, or have reading difficulties. The lightweight device enables users to instantly read printed and digital text from any surface as well as recognize faces, products and more – thereby achieving increased independence. 

02:00 pm

The Regia by Burmeier - an attractive offer for private customers

Sven Koppelwiser, Burmeier GmbH & Co. KG

The Regia by Burmeier is a comfortable, elegant low bed for private customers. With the new Easy-Switch system, it can be flexibly adapted to the needs of users without tools. We present the bed and our modern sales station for customer advice and presentation of accessories.

02:30 pm

Showerbuddy Presents HY5 - One Product - 5 Functions (is held in English)

John Akin, Showerbuddy

HY5 is a unique new product helping you remain independent and safe at home. As we age, we need help with everyday tasks. HY5 has an all-in-one functionality incorporating your walker, shower chair, raised toilet seat, bedside commode, wheelchair and your best of all it folds up to be your travel chair.

03:00 pm

More automobility through modern drive-by-wire solutions

Alexander Nerz, Paravan

Even people with very limited mobility can now drive independently. Find out what possibilities already exist and what will be possible in the future.

03:30 pm

Managing health problems when using wheelchairs off-road (is held both in English and German)

 Ian Abbott (English) and Gemma Pearce (English and German), Loopwheels

Whole Body Vibration causes many problems for wheelchair users, as it compacts the spine, trapping tissue and nerves. Many studies have shown that this results in serious complications, including significant lower back pain, spasms, spasticity, fatigue and poor bladder control. The vibration can also cause or worsen pressure sores. We examine the academic and clinic studies, and explore the possible solutions as speeds increase due to power attachments. We explain how different wheel solutions perform against ISO 2631-1 (which seeks to limit the amount of vibration anyone is exposed to, in order to protect their health), and recommend a way forwards. We look forward to seeing you there and answering any questions that you have.

04:00 pm

D20 Carbon Fiber power Wheelchair (is held in English)

Kevin Liao, Nanjing Jin Bai He Medical

D20 Foldable Wheelchair is an innovation of applying carbon fiber material for wheelchair frame.   Significantly reduced the weight of electric wheelchair to 15 kgs that makes it easier for users to carry it around, as well as increased the strength and styling of wheelchair from the characteristics for carbon fiber.

The features of this new application of carbon fiber to wheelchair are as follows:

  • Lighter weight of the wheelchair brings better mobility while traveling, transportation by vehicle and move around.
  • Increase the strength of frame and at the same time with shock absorb function from the material nature of carbon fiber.
  • Shape of frame is more stream lined because of carbon fiber.
  • One touch folding and unfolding in a few seconds with a finger touch.
  • Easy to release battery holder

11:00 am

Foldable and portable electric vehicles

Klaus Brandt, Movitale

Mobile mobility aids are fully in line with the trend. But the compact design and the folding mechanism also have their pitfalls. The expert explains what you have to pay attention to in order not to have to do without quality and performance on the road.


11:30 am

With the new Dali nursing bed by Burmeier into the digital future

Sven Koppelwiser, Burmeier GmbH & Co. KG

Burmeier has modernized its successful Dali nursing bed. Discover the many strengths of the new Dali, for example the clickable side guard and the wireless hand control. Find out more about the possibilities offered by the bed's Bluetooth interface for the digital future of home care.

Joachim Schäfer
Dr. Christian Schramm

12:00 pm

Housing counselling for people with dementia

Susanne Tyll, Coordination of residential consulting NRW / LAG residential consulting NRW

In the field of housing counselling and housing adaptation for people with dementia and their support persons, a number of special features have to be taken into account, which will be dealt with in particular on the basis of concrete examples of counselling and numerous photos.

12:30 pm

More independence again through modern aid technology

Karin Hehemann, Kinova Europe GmbH, and Jessica Acker (Markenbotschafterin)

How can robot technology contribute to an improved quality of life and increased participation? Our brand ambassador Jessica Acker gives insight into how she masters her life. She illustrates how the KINOVA JACOⓇ robotic arm helps her with everyday things like drinking, eating, opening doors, etc.

02:00 pm

BALLANCE - Body and mind in harmony

Anett Buddrus, Spielend Erleben

Ballance is a haptic tool for a wide range of applications. In this workshop we will try out some possibilities live with you.

Individually, as a couple or as a team game - it is an incredible feeling of inner peace and concentration, balance and body awareness, which is created here.

02:30 pm

Decubitus prophylaxis and treatment by micropositioning

Sebastian Merkel, Motion Solutions GmbH

With the unique COSEAT seating system for electric wheelchairs from Motion Solutions, it is possible to simulate natural sitting behaviour. This not only reduces the risk of decubitus, but also makes prophylaxis and therapy possible. Mobility and quality of life are increased.