Image: Man with a prosthetic foot is walking over an obstacle course; Copyright: Stanford University

Towards a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

03.06.2019

Taking on a hiking trail or a cobblestone street with a prosthetic leg is a risky proposition – it is possible, but even in relatively easy terrain, people who use prostheses to walk are more likely to fall than others.
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Photo: Daniel Dias with his prosthetic leg and the manga design; Copyright: Drad Sports

Paralympics: Daniel Dias takes on Tokyo 2020 manga style

31.05.2019

Daniel Dias will travel to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games next year in full Japanese style. The 14-time Paralympic champion swimmer has received a special prosthetic leg from Ottobock featuring a manga version of himself.
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Photo: Man in a sports wheelchair; Copyright: panthermedia.net/apid

Study shows universities’ lacklustre sports offer for people with disabilities

29.05.2019

Spanish professors have guided the study "Sport Practice among University Students with Disabilities: Barriers, Facilitating Factors and Employability", presented in Madrid. Among the conclusions of this work, the UMH professors highlight that less than 20 percent of Spanish universities offer sport activities for students with disabilities.
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Photo: Women's finals wheelchair basketball 2018 between Netherlands and Great Britain; Copyright: Uli Gasper

Wheelchair basketball: Men’s and women’s Euros schedules announced

24.05.2019

The schedules have been released for the men’s and women’s 2019 Wheelchair Basketball European Championship Division A. The continental title is not the only thing at stake, with the top four finishers from both tournaments also qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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Photo: Training seminar at the Road to the Games project of Agitos Foundation; Copyright: Agitos Foundation

Tokyo 2020 partners with Agitos and JPC

08.05.2019

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games signed a memorandum of understanding entitled "Road to Tokyo 2020" with the Agitos Foundation and the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC), under which the three organisations will cooperate with the aim of developing human resources and expertise in the field of Paralympic sports.
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Accessible eSports: technically feasible, but lacking social visibility

02.05.2019

Although it is a newer sport – and yes, it is not a sport in the traditional sense of the word – eSports enjoys mass appeal. Having said that, people face the same challenges in the digital realm as they do in the real world when it comes to the participation of people with disabilities for example.
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Beth Griffiths – That's how she rolls

08.08.2018

From the middle of nowhere in Wales, Beth Griffiths writes about beauty, lifestyle, disability and books she reads. Besides that the 25-year old Welsh girl is a passionate wheelchair Basketball player. Her team, the Worcester Wolves, is kind of family to her. What her attitude towards life is, what she would love to do and what her relationship to cheesecake is like, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Markus Boettner – That's how he rolls

13.12.2017

Markus Boettner grew up with the Wartburg in sight and the Thuringian Forrest as playground. After he graduated University the passionate musician moved to Galway, Ireland. He moved back to Germany since half a year now. What moves the linguist and why a quotation of his good friend enriches his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Christian Jaster; Copyright: Malte Wittmershaus

Christian Jaster – That's how he rolls

06.12.2017

Para ice hockey is the ultimate sport for Christian Jaster. Since he was a child he is infected with the ice hockey virus. Meanwhile, Jaster has become an integral part of the German Para Ice Hockey National Team and webmaster of the official homepage. What other sports he wants to try out and what he would like to be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Cheering soccer fans at the stadium; Copyright: panthermedia.net/mikdam

Blind soccer fans are on the ball for 90 minutes thanks to match reporting

17.08.2017

For nearly 20 years, the "Fanclub Sehhunde; Fußball-Fanclub für Blinde und Sehbehinderte e.V." promotes match reporting for the blind to ensure that its members fully experience a stadium visit. REHACARE.com spoke with deputy chairperson Nina Schweppe about the match reporting for the blind and the obstacles that still need to be overcome before full inclusion in stadiums becomes a reality.
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Photo: Ludger Steffens

"Judo is ideal for persons with or without disabilities"

26.11.2015

A change of gait pattern and paralysis on the right side of the body and particularly of the arm – at first glance, these consequences of a stroke don’t appear to be the best prerequisites to partake in the sport of Judo. Yet Ludger Steffens likes to prove the opposite is true. REHACARE.com spoke with the 63-year-old about successes and inclusion in martial arts.
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