Image: A man with two prosthetic legs is accompanied outside on the right and left by a man and a woman from Pace Rehabilitation; Copyright: Ottobock.

Ottobock

Ottobock acquires prosthetic rehabilitation provider Pace Rehabilitation

30/01/2023

Ottobock, the global health-tech company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Pace Rehabilitation, one of the UK’s independent providers of prosthetic and rehabilitation services in the UK.
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Fraunhofer IAPT

AI enables greater mobility: Personalized finger joint implants from a 3D printer

18/01/2023

The remobilization of finger joints that have been damaged by illness or injury is an emerging market in the field of demand-driven patient care. The FingerKIt consortium, which brings together five Fraunhofer institutes, uses AI to develop personalized 3D-printed joint implants so that these delicate finger parts can be replaced when necessary.
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Photo: business with prosthesis hand typing on computer keyboard at table in office; Copyright: LightFieldStudios

LightFieldStudios

A prosthetic limb that can read my mind

09/01/2023

Lifting a glass, making a fist, entering a phone number using the index finger: it is amazing the things cutting-edge robotic hands can already do thanks to biomedical technology. However, things that work in the laboratory often encounter stumbling blocks when put to practice in daily life. A team at FAU is investigating how intelligent prostheses can be improved and made more reliable.
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Photo: Interior of a Mercedes in which driving with prostheses is possible due to different fittings; Copyright: F. Sodermanns Automobile GmbH

F. Sodermanns Automobile GmbH

F. Sodermanns Automobile: Independent driving with amputations and without certain limbs

07/12/2022

F. Sodermanns Automobile GmbH helps people without individual limbs and with amputations to drive independently using the latest technology and individual adaptations. With rahm Zentrum für Gesundheit GmbH, the company creates prostheses and orthoses using 3D scanning and 3D printing processes and adapts them to the driving aid.
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Image: Gripping mechanism of a prosthetic hand; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

FAU lands $1.2 million NSF grant to transform prosthetic hand control

05/12/2022

A project at Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science aims to enable amputees to maximize their individual potential for controlling the full dexterity of artificial hands. The project combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, biosensors and automated training to transform the state-of-the-art for dexterous control of prosthetic hands.
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Photo: Rebecca Brunner sitting on a staircase, her protsthetic leg can be seen; Copyright: Rebecca Brunner

Rebecca Brunner

Rebecca Brunner – That's how she rolls

19/10/2022

Rebecca Brunner likes to take her life into her own hands and gives every day the chance to be the best. Her prosthetic leg helps her to always try out new things and overcome new challenges. What she wants from her fellow human beings, what is particularly important to her in the assistive technology industry and how she rolls otherwise, the social media manager tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Isabelle Sievers holding a phone with her prothetic arm; Copyright: Isabelle Sievers

Isabelle Sievers

Isabelle Sievers – That's how she rolls

07/09/2022

A prosthetic arm has given Isabelle Sievers a lot of quality of life and self-confidence. In just three years, she has overcome many lows and continued her self development. Her strong will and perseverance have helped her to achieve even the seemingly impossible. In our interview, she emphasizes that everyone has their own strengths and can achieve anything.
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Liliya Krüger

Katharina Parafieva – That's how she rolls

01/06/2022

Katharina Parafieva lost both legs in an accident. Since then, she has been living with a wheelchair and prostheses. Getting out of her comfort zone and thinking positively were the most important steps for her to actively participate in life again. She tells REHACARE.com what else is important to her.
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Photo: A researcher explains to a patient where the future prosthesis takes the muscle signals for controlling the prosthesis in his arm; Copyright: Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

New product development takes an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach

24/01/2022

Business stagnation is never a good thing. It’s the reason assistive technology manufacturers continuously come up with innovative equipment and improve on their existing products. REHACARE.com shows the influence users have on the assistive technology industry and explains the research and development processes in manufacturing companies.
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Photo: A young man stands on a mountain supported by walking aids; a mountain panorama can be seen in the background; Copyright: private

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Jonah Holtermann – That's how he rolls

15/12/2021

Due to an abrasion, Jonah Holtermann's life was turned completely upside down. The 23-year-old thinks positively despite the challenges that still lie ahead. After all, in the interim it was touch and go whether he would survive at all. Thanks to which aids he is mobile again, how it felt to wear a prosthesis for the first time and what makes him roll otherwise, he tells at REHACARE.com
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Photo: Young man in a cosy armchair with his dog on his lap. He is wearing a prosthetic leg.; Copyright: PantherMedia/DGLimages

PantherMedia/DGLimages

Prosthetic care takes comprehensive support and perseverance

31/08/2021

Adjusting to life after amputation can be challenging – both physically and mentally. Amputees need a lot of endurance and discipline before a prosthesis can fully replace a missing body part. Find out at REHACARE.com what is important when it comes to prosthesis fitting and discover where amputees can turn to for support.
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Photo: A young man with shirt and shorts in a city. He is wearing an prosthetic leg; Copyright: PantherMedia/primipil (YAYMicro)

PantherMedia/primipil (YAYMicro)

Prosthetics – between demand and reality

31/08/2021

Whether sporty on the move, dynamically flexible or with the right balance through everyday life – a prosthesis should support its wearer in the best possible way. What is a hot topic from a medical point of view, in which direction prostheses will apparently continue to develop and how, on the other hand, everyday care in Germany looks, is highlighted by REHACARE.com in our Topic of the Month.
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Photo: A bionic hand touches holographic elements in the air; Copyright: PantherMedia/vitaliy_sokol

PantherMedia/vitaliy_sokol

The future of prosthetics is here thanks to Artificial Intelligence and bionic feedback

31/08/2021

There are many exciting advances in the field of prosthetics. REHACARE.com asked prosthetic manufacturers and experts about the latest medical and technical research in laboratories and discovered how prostheses quite literally learn from the user.
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Photo: a man – Marcel Michitsch – posing in a field with his motorbike; Copyright: Moritz Gerthausen

Moritz Gerthausen

Marcel Michitsch – That's how he rolls

24/03/2021

Marcel Michitsch's hobby is loud and dirty: He is an enduro rider and spends every free minute off-road on his motorbike. Man and machine fight their way through routes of up to 80 kilometres in length – it's less about speed and more about endurance. Why he was used to challenges even before his hobby and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Photo: a girl with two leg prostheses on a track – Julia Porzelt; Copyright: private

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Julia Porzelt – That's how she rolls

10/03/2021

Julia Porzelt is a team athlete: together with her horses Dainty and Bruno, she is internationally successful in dressage. She never gets bored: besides intensive training, she goes jogging and works with her retriever dog Feline – her assistance dog in training. Which celebrities she would like to train with and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Quokka bag on a wheelchair; Copyright: Quokka

Quokka

Functionality included: accessories for people with disabilities

02/03/2021

Sometimes an outfit is just an outfit – perhaps it’s not terribly exciting or unique, but it does the job. But expressing your individuality from time to time never hurt anyone. How do you showcase your personal style? With the right accessories: a scarf, a belt, or a matching bag. REHACARE.com took a closer look at companies that accommodate the specific needs of people with disabilities.
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Kim Cremer

Kim Cremer – That's how he rolls

16/12/2020

Kim Cremer is a doer, he doesn't let anything stop him. And even though he doesn't need a wheelchair himself, he sees where society still has a lot to catch up when it comes to accessibility – both in everyday life and in people's minds. Who has always encouraged him in his doer mentality, how this mentality fits in with his big dream and and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Photo collage: Male model in a wheelchair and female model with prosthetic leg in clothes from MOB Industries, as well as close-up of a shirt sleeve; Copyright: Jakob Gsöllpointner/MOB Industries

Jakob Gsöllpointner/MOB Industries

Fashion by MOB Industries: "Inclusion means to truly embrace all body types"

16/07/2020

Fashion without barriers – that’s the mission of Viennese-based startup MOB Industries (German: Mode Ohne Barrieren, hence the abbreviation MOB). How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the company’s latest collection and how do functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand? REHACARE.com asked MOB founder and CEO Josefine Thom.
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