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Photo: a two people at a construction site; Copyright: HASE BIKES

HASE BIKES is modernising its production for bikes and trikes

26/07/2021

There is currently a lot of activtiy on the grounds of the historical coal mine complex Zeche Waltrop: HASE BIKES is erecting a new building. "We've been growing consistently over the past few years and therefor need an additional building that will allow us to make improvements to our production processes," said company founder Marec Hase.
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Photo: a man grabbing his chest because of pain; Copyright: PantherMedia / lisafx

Research to help stroke survivors regain mobility

26/07/2021

A pilot trial led by Keele's Doctor Alison Aries as part of a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship assessed how acceptable and feasible sensory stimulation therapy is as a treatment for stroke survivors to increase their mobility.
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Photo: a woman with orthesis walking by a lake; Copyright: Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Ottobock research partnership for walking after paraplegia

21/07/2021

Bionic limbs and orthoses already help people with disabilities lead a more mobile life. Now scientists are building on successes during rehabilitation in the field of robotics: In the same year as the 2021 Paralympic Games in Japan, Ottobock is establishing a lasting affiliation with the Robot Rehabilitation Center in Kobe.
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Photo: an old man with a head injury from the back; Copyright: PantherMedia / PongMoji

More older people suffer a traumatic brain injury due to falls

19/07/2021

From a minor fall on a bicycle to a serious road traffic accident: The causes of a traumatic brain injury are manifold. About 90 percent of the approximately 270,000 cases per year are classified as mild, ten percent as moderate or severe. Current findings show that traumatic brain injury is increasing in the age group of over-65s.
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Photo: a woman in a wheelchair and a man sitting in front of a computer; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Reasons for low rate of employment among people with disabilities

19/07/2021

A team of researchers identified nine meaningful reasons that prevent people with disabilities from seeking employment. Their findings provide a much-needed understanding of this population's motives for remaining unemployed, which can inform programs and policies that promote labor force participation of people with disabilities.
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