Photo: Two elderly patients clapping to music as part of the training with THERA-music; Copyright: THERA-Trainer


THERA-Trainer develops music biofeedback


THERA-Trainer has developed a new music feedback called THERA-music. During training with a THERA-Trainer tigo, neurological or geriatric patients can change the musical accompaniment by being more active. The more active they are on the tigo, the more dynamic the music becomes.
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Photo: Man holds tablet in his hands and completes speech therapy training via webcam; Copyright: SpeechCare GmbH

SpeechCare GmbH

Aphasia after stroke: when speaking is difficult


In the "HiSSS" project, Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to speech therapy after a stroke. Under the leadership of SpeechCare GmbH, Fraunhofer IDMT supports the recovery of verbal communication by means of machine learning techniques in collaboration with HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Bitnamic GmbH.
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ezyGain S.A.S.

One step at a time – With ema, the smart treadmill for gait rehabilitation


The overall goal of rehabilitation is to – literally – get patients (back) on their feet and provide professionally guided training to regain mobility and strength. However, some people find walking on a treadmill boring after a while.
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Rehahunde Deutschland e.V.

PTSD assistance dogs provide security and increase rehabilitation successes


Dogs are not only popular pets, but in some cases they also do important work: Assistance dogs trained for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not only a physical companion in everyday life, but above all must also be a psychological support. The association Rehahunde Deutschland e.V. trains such dogs. This year it celebrated its 15th anniversary.
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PantherMedia / matusskaaaaa

Strategies for optimal bowel management with stoma or TAI


A variety of solutions can help when the intestines don’t work properly: a stoma is an artificial opening designed to treat disease, relieve symptoms and make life easier. Transanal irrigation (TAI) is another well-documented technique that helps remediate fecal incontinence and constipation. Medical device manufacturers and home care experts help find the best solution to every problem.
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