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Photo: new VW Caddy 5 with open tailgate and wheelchair next to it; Copyright: AMF-Bruns

Mobility: wheelchair accessible driving with the new VW Caddy 5

28/10/2020

AMF-Bruns was one of the first companies to receive the new Volkswagen Caddy 5 to start with the construction of a new WAV conversion kit for this brand-new vehicle. The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy will be ready for delivery from early 2021. With start of sale of the Volkswagen Caddy 5, the WAV conversion from AMF-Bruns will be available at the same time.
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Photo: Elderly woman exercising one arm with a dumbbell; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia (YAYMicro)

Rehabilitation: Exercising one arm has twice the benefits

26/10/2020

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm – without even moving it.
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Photo: Elderly woman during smartphone screening test; Copyright: Houston Methodist Hospital

New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone

26/10/2020

A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician – all within minutes from an interaction with a smartphone.
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Photo: A woman shows a magazine to a student with learning difficulties who is laughing; Copyright: UC Davis Health

New college program for students with learning difficulties

21/10/2020

The UC Davis MIND Institute and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have received a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create an inclusive, four-year college program for students with learnin difficulties.
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Graphic: Visualization of a person with a visual impairment who has trouble receiving visual signals while learning a foreign language; Copyright: RUDN University

Learning foreign language is harder for visually impaired people

19/10/2020

A scientist from RUDN University analysed the effect of visual impairment on a person's perception of unfamiliar sounds when learning a foreign language. The experiment showed that lack of access to visual cues makes learning difficult.
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