Photo: Young child having MEG brain scan whilst interacting with mum; Copyright: Prof. Rebeccah Slater

New 'bike helmet' style brain scanner used with children for first time

18.11.2019

A new wearable 'bike helmet' style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in childhood.
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Photo: Michael Weber (left) and Johannes Imhoff presenting their child seat for wheelchairs ; Copyright: Koziel/TUK

A rail system allows child seat to be simply attached to the wheelchair

15.11.2019

Taking a child along in a wheelchair is not an easy task for people with walking disabilities. Within the framework of several student projects, young engineers at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) have dealt with this topic.
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Photo: Mother interacting with her baby; Copyright: PantherMedia/MilanMarkovic78 (YAYMicro)

Deaf infants' gaze behavior more advanced than that of hearing infants

21.10.2019

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.
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Photo: Mother lying on a bed with her child and holding a smartphone in her hand to make a selfie; Copyright: PantherMedia/Bodler

Prototype smartphone app can help parents detect early signs of eye disorders in children

09.10.2019

A Baylor University researcher's prototype smartphone app – designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer – has passed its first big test.
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Photo: Director talks to two young women who are involved in the film

Inclusive education: "Children of Utopia" creates new perspectives

21.03.2019

The debate about inclusive education is stalling and generally doesn’t even let those who are most affected have their say: students both with and without disabilities. The German movie "Children of Utopia" ("Die Kinder der Utopie") wants to change all that. That's why it will be screened in several movie theaters on May 15 as part of a nationwide campaign event – followed by panel discussions.
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Photo: Click-sonar coach Juan Ruiz while training with a kid; Copyright: Anderes Sehen e.V., www.anderes-sehen.de

"Long cane for children is a 'facilitator'– the chance to independently accomplish something"

17.08.2017

The long cane offers the possibility to be independent and effectively mobile as a person with visual impairment. Children in particular could get used to him in a playful way. The association "Anderes sehen e.V." has co-developed the children's long cane. REHACARE.com spoke to Ellen Schweizer, the founder of the association, about the fact that inclusion is not a burden, but can bring joy.
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Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 2015

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

15.12.2015

A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. REHACARE.com spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides.
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