REHACARE Newsletter

Photo: Two men standing next to each other: John Storie, Quantum Rehab (left), and Blair Casey, Team Gleason (right); Copyright: Quantum Rehab®

Quantum Rehab®

ALS: Quantum partners with Team Gleason to provide seat elevation

19/10/2022

Quantum Rehab® has entered into a multi-year sponsorship with the Team Gleason Foundation. Together, they want to ensure that no person living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has to go without an electric booster seat like iLevel®.
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Photo: Three women kneel on the floor in front of a toilet. The woman on the right holds an instruction manual in her hands; Copyright: Etac AB

Etac AB

Etac joins university research project about residential bathrooms

12/10/2022

The aim of the project of the Ergonomics Division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) entitled "Making bathrooms safer for all" is to research, identify and develop normative solutions in the bathroom sector to increase functionality. It also aims to improve the working environment for caregivers and increase the autonomy and safety of users.
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MargJohnsonVA

The need for less waste and more recycling in diabetes technology

03/10/2022

A presentation at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes highlighted the need for sustainability in diabetes. Waste generated by diabetes products should be reduced. In the U.S., the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) is spearheading efforts to reduce diabetes-related waste.
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Photo: Woman makes a recording of another woman's ear with digital equipment. Both can be seen from the back. On the screen you can see the ear. Copyright: Reba Lean

Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable

26/09/2022

Digital health solutions can enhance audiology services in clinical and research settings. Research teams are currently expanding several hearing health audiological studies they have conducted in rural Alaska. Remote technology can provide quality health care access regardless of location, make clinical studies more robust and representative.
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Ribcap

Ribcap: A weighted blanket to increase sleep and inclusion

25/05/2022

A good night sleep contributes to a healthy life and a good mood. That is why equipment supporting and improving sleep quality is on the rise. Ribcap now developed a high-quality weighted blanket to increase not only sleep quality but also inclusion. The company targets an underrecognized group: people with different conditions that decrease their sleep quality.
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Photo: a white-haired gentleman fashionably dressed in ocher tones in a wheelchair. Behind him is someone, also in ocher tones, with his hands on the wheelchair; Copyright: PantherMedia / HayDmitriy

PantherMedia / HayDmitriy

Adaptive clothing: designed to fit

28/03/2022

Clothes should fit comfortably. They should make you feel great and be easy to put on and take off. Unfortunately, many "off-the-rack" clothes don’t meet these criteria. Those who don’t sport the measurements of the average woman or man find themselves at a distinct disadvantage. This includes people who use wheelchairs and people with restricted mobility.
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Photo: Three men, three generations. The oldest man sits in a wheelchair, the younger men sit on the couch in front of a TV; Copyright: PantherMedia / Andriy Popov

PantherMedia / Andriy Popov

Accessible housing: a win-win situation

28/02/2022

Many homes and apartments are not accessible to people with disabilities. For years, builders of larger accommodations must comply with corresponding accessible design and construction requirements. Getting into an accessibility mindset right from the start benefits everyone!
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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: An avenue from above. On the gravel between the trees you can see someone driving along with the BRO; Copyright: Scewo AG

Scewo AG

Getting the finished product to the customers: partnering up with medical supply stores

24/11/2021

The medical supply store is your first point of contact if you need a (new) assistive device: It has a vast selection of mobility supports, practical aids for everyday activities, sports and leisure equipment. But how do these items get to the medical supply store? And how can a startup find commercial partners and establish its products effectively?
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Valerie Diedenhoff

Fashion: At eye level with little people

19/01/2017

Every little person should be able to buy beautiful clothes yet there are still no fashionable items available in standard sizes. That’s something Sema Gedik wants to change – with her project titled "Auf Augenhöhe" (English: At Eye Level). REHACARE.com talked with the designer about her inspiration, her goals and the obstacles she had to overcome.
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Photo: Nicole Seifert

BGW/in.signo

"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

23/07/2015

Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others.
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Photo: Dr. Ralf Suhr

Laurence Chaperon

"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"

25/06/2015

Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". REHACARE.com spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention.
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