Overview: All about REHACARE

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Photo: Wheelchair Basketball player during warm-up before a game; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Parasports in the time of Coronavirus – restart and reset on hold

20/04/2021

To overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic, sports clubs and associations had to get creative. Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia e. V., knows about the future challenges disability sports face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on sports associations.
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Photo: A girl using the PR 35 S wheelchair; Copyright: PARAVAN

Height-adjustable, versatile and adaptive – wheelchairs for kids

23/03/2021

A wheelchair should fit your needs and support your life wherever it may take you. In theory, you can find the perfect model from many available options. But for one group of people, the choices are more limited – children. Meanwhile, they are the ones in dire need of assistive technology that helps them play with their friends and fosters their independence.
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Photo: Employee with crutches in the entrance area of the company headquarters/office building; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Boehringer Ingelheim, Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Labor force participation of people with disabilities in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and stumbling blocks

25/02/2021

Not many of us are lucky enough to find our dream job and stay in it until the day we retire. Sometimes this might be due to health and medical reasons, which could necessitate occupational rehabilitation. If people have a severe disability, Germany’s Federal Integration Offices, or Inclusion Offices along with the pension insurance providers are the responsible authorities.
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Photo: Elderly man with his rolling walker outdoors; Copyright: TOPRO GmbH

Rollators: lightweight mobility aids with style

11/02/2021

They used to have an image problem. But now, rollators or walkers, are anything but boring or stuffy. For many, they are treasured state-of-the-art companions for everyday life and a way to express their personality.
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Photo: two people on ski: one is sitting in the front, the second person is standing in the back, steering the ski; Copyright: Tessier SARL

The right assistive technology promotes active sports participation

26/01/2021

Whether it’s activities in the water, snow or at home – exercise is a great way to boost your health and feel better. A wide range of assistive technology also makes this an option for people with physical disabilities or mild dementia. Some of these tools allow users to enjoy sports in spectacular, beautiful backdrops – in both winter and summer.
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Photo: a man with brown hair a beard – Lionel Messi – smiles and holds a small OrCam towards the camera; Copyright: OrCam

Lionel Messi and OrCam: Enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with visual impairments

10/12/2020

Off the soccer field, professional footballer Lionel Messi is known for his commercials for Pepsi, Lay's or Dolce & Gabbana. Now he has also become the brand ambassador for OrCam MyEye and shines a bright light on this unique assistive technology. Why did the two decide to form this rather unusual partnership?
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Photo collage: The turkish wheelchair basketball players Cem Gezinci, Ozgur Gurbulak and the tennis player Ugur Altinel; Copyright: ExtraWheelchairs

Crisis-proof: moso navigates confidently through the coronavirus pandemic

19/11/2020

Years of business expertise, in-house production, and new personnel competency – the Motion Solutions GmbH is well-positioned to withstand the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic and continues to offer its customers the best service. CEO Gierse discusses the role products like the COSEAT and EasyStand play in this setting and reveals the expectations the moso team has for the future.
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Photo: Woman in power wheelchair X8 in the mountains, in the background the mountain panorama of the Zugspitze; Copyright: Sunrise Medical

Accessible hiking in the mountains: The X8 off-road power wheelchair takes users to the top

03/11/2020

From the valley to the hut in a wheelchair – and no shuttle bus or mountain railway required. Wheelchair manufacturer Sunrise Medical teamed up with various partners as part of a joint initiative to turn this idea into a reality.
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Photo: Parents together jogging with her daughter sitting in the Joëlette Kid; Copyright: Joëlette And Co by Ferriol-Matrat

Joëlette Kid makes outdoor experiences more accessible

08/10/2020

Going on new adventures with the whole family is fun for everybody. At least, if the necessary assistive devices meet the needs of their users. So does Joëlette Kid – the new all-terrain chair by Ferriol-Matrat. In an interview with REHACARE.com, Alison-Lore Bourget told us about the special features and how especially the children react to their new possibilities.
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Photo: The ACCEL QUAD system by Sojadis; Copyright: Sojadis Equipement

Mobility: Small hand control systems with a big effect

30/09/2020

Simple, ergonomic, reliable – the multifunctional handles, ACCEL BIKE and ACCEL QUAD, enable improved participation in a mobile and self-determined life. What the two solutions have in common and yet differ, Pierre Gouraud, International Sales of Sojadis Equipement, reveals in an interview with REHACARE.com.
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