Photo: Child with brain injury received at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey; Copyright: Children's Specialized Hospital

Children's Specialized Hospital

Children with brain injury: Actigraphy as objective noninvasive measure of sleep-wake regulation


Researchers conducted a sleep study in pediatric rehabilitation inpatients. Children aged 8 to 17 years who were admitted for inpatient rehabilitation actigraphs were observed in the study. Actigraphy is a promising noninvasive method for measuring the rest-activity relationship in children with brain injury.
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Sunrise Medical

Sunrise Medical: innovative updates to QUICKIE Q700 power portfolio


Sunrise Medical announces the launch of the SEDEO® PRO™ ADVANCED, the new advanced rehabilitation seating system. It is packed with high-end power functions such as the Fully Programmable Pressure Relief Alert Reminders (PRAR). The QUICKIE Q700 M-Series power wheelchair will also feature new updates for example wider seat sizes.
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Online program improves well-being of stroke survivors


Study found that interactive, tailored healthy lifestyle program had positive effect on self-reported health and well-being in stroke survivors. The online program "Prevent 2nd Stroke" (P2S) inspires users to set goals and monitor progress across various health risk areas.
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Graphic: Patient visiting a rehabilitation psychologist; Copyright: Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine

Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine

Rehabilitation psychologists: required specialists of tommorrow?


Leaders in the specialty say awareness is needed to grow the essential field. Rehabilitation psychologists assess and treat cognitive, emotional and functional difficulties. They need to be more active in promoting their unique contributions to health care.
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Photo: A stroke patient performing upper limb robotic therapy with tailor-made assistance from a robotic device; Copyright: Takashi Takebayashi, Osaka Prefecture University

Takashi Takebayashi, Osaka Prefecture University

"How much is too much" for assistance level using robotic therapy in stroke rehabilitation


To investigate the effects of robotic assistance in upper limb rehabilitation of stroke survivors, the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Human Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan conducted a study. They found that an optimal level of robotic assistance is key to maximizing improvement in UE paralysis after stroke.
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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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Peer Klausing

Jörg Dommershausen – That's how he rolls


Jörg Dommershausen takes comprehensive care of his clients: He helps those affected to cope with changed circumstances in their professional and private lives after serious accidents. In addition to his counselling services, Dommershausen also produces two (German) podcasts and a guide. What is indispensable for his work with his clients and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on
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Exero Technologies

Functionality meets design: the new adaptive sport equipment Spike


Activities aiming at occupational therapy and rehabilitation are boring? Not necessarily! A new assistive exercise and sports equipment named Spike is not only designed to be fun, but also suitable for everybody who wants to get and stay fit. How this works for whom and what kind of history connects Spike with REHACARE? We asked!
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Photo: Man uses the Neofect Smart Glove for playful digital exercises at home; Copyright: Neofect


Neofect: "Digitization enabled us to gamify rehabilitation"


Light, individual and motivating: The portable therapy devices by Neofect aim to facilitate modern hand, arm and shoulder rehabilitation for rehab facilities and homecare use. We asked Scott Kim, CEO and co-founder of Neofect, to what extend gamification and digitization are advantages for the rehabilitation sector.
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Parkinson's disease: Greater gait stability thanks to smart insoles


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

Rewellio GmbH

Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio


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. talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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Johannes Franke

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


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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