Photo: Male with VR glasses and a virtual screen in front of him; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Virtual reality would make attending therapy easier for stroke survivors

25.11.2019

Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest that the technology - and the social connection it facilitates - are effective at encouraging therapy participation.
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Photo: A wheelchair user takes a closer look at an exoskeleton with a researcher. Researchers evaluate the technical data in the background; Copyright: ETH Zürich/Alessandro Della Bella

ETH plans competence centre for holistic rehabilitation

20.11.2019

ETH researchers are planning to partner with clinics, foundations, public authorities and other institutions through a broad-​based initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and participation of people with physical disabilities.
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Photo: Young man in the Icaros flight simulator; Copyright: German Sport University Cologne

Rehabilitation: Exergaming with Icaros

30.10.2019

Studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. This also applies to children and adolescents. One of the major obstacles to people taking up physical exercise is a lack of motivation. The solution could be Icaros: a flight simulator with exergaming technology that promises the user an element of fun while at the same time keeping fit.
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Photo: Sensory insole by novapace lying in front of a tablet on a table; Copyright: novapace

Parkinson's disease: Greater gait stability thanks to smart insoles

25.07.2019

Gentle vibrations delivered to feet alert users to dangerous situations as they walk and prompt a more normalized gait pattern. That’s the concept behind the sensory orthotic insoles by novapace. In this interview, Simon Staffa, project manager at novapace, explains how this technology can help people with Parkinson's disease and describes the opportunities digitization brings to rehabilitation.
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Photo: Georg Teufl during rehabilitation process with a stroke patient using virtual reality glasses; Copyright: Rewellio GmbH

Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio

27.06.2019

Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. REHACARE.com talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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Photo: A woman's legs walking on a treadmill. There are digital inserts on the ankles and the sole of the foot; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

March 2019: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow

01.03.2019

Whether with virtual reality glasses or on a movable treadmill in a virtual environment – the rehabilitation sector is increasingly being digitized. How this trend was already apparent at the last REHACARE and what the current status quo in research and healthcare is like, you can find out in our Topic of the Month March: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow.
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Photo: Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage with volunteer in the GRAIL lab; Copyright: TU Chemnitz/Jacob Müller

Virtual and diverse: Digitization of rehabilitation and physiotherapy

01.03.2019

From walking canes with built-in GPS sensor and SOS emergency call function to robot-assisted therapy sessions to virtual reality applications – digitization is making its way into the rehabilitation sector. We have reviewed the role this topic already played at REHACARE 2018 and highlighted some of the research projects that currently focus on this subject.
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Photo: A woman's legs walking on a treadmill. There are digital inserts on the ankles and the sole of the foot; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow

01.03.2019

Whether with virtual reality glasses or on a movable treadmill in a virtual environment – the rehabilitation sector is increasingly being digitized. How this trend was already apparent at the last REHACARE and what the current status quo in research and healthcare is like, you can find out in our Topic of the Month March: Trend towards digitization – rehabilitation of tomorrow.
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Photo: Two doctors standing in front of a virtual screen depicting human organs; Copyright: panthermedia.net/hquality

Digitization and the new opportunities it brings to the healthcare sector

01.03.2019

Is it already too late for the digitization of healthcare? How does Germany compare to other countries in this setting? What opportunities and threats does big data involve? And why could uniform digital patient care lead to unimagined success, especially when it comes to the rehabilitation sector?
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Photo: In the ReMoCap lab a man attaches sensors to another man's leg; Copyright: Martin Lifka Photography

Rehabilitation: Gait analysis and training in Virtual Reality

01.03.2019

New technology provides new opportunities. What pertains to so many areas of life also applies to the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. REHACARE.com examined whether and how virtual reality, visual analytics, and machine learning can enhance and shape the healthcare sector in the future – especially when it comes to gait analysis.
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Photo: Stefanie Trzecinski; Copyright: Johannes Franke

"At the TUECHTIG coworking space, people with and without disabilities are working together – and not just next to each other"

22.03.2018

Maximum flexibility to encourage ideas, effectively sharing office space: coworking spaces have become a part of many major cities. In 2017, Berlin featured about one hundred of them, but none of them were comprehensively accessible. That’s something Stefanie Trzecinski from KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH wanted to change. That was the moment, the idea for "TUECHTIG – Raum für Inklusion" was born.
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