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High school students with disabilities achieve better outcomes in inclusive academic settings
A study from the Indiana University examines results of special education placements in Indiana schools. The result was that high school students with disabilities who spent 80% of their instructional time in general education classrooms performed better on state reading and math tests.
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German Federal Social Court Schedules Hearing on Classification of Exoskeleton Medical Devices
ReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of robotic medical devices for people with lower extremity disabilities, has announced that the German Federal Social Court is scheduling a hearing on the classification of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries.
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Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable
Digital health solutions can enhance audiology services in clinical and research settings. Research teams are currently expanding several hearing health audiological studies they have conducted in rural Alaska. Remote technology can provide quality health care access regardless of location, make clinical studies more robust and representative.
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First inclusive E-Kart Slalom Trophy with final round at the Lausitzring
A total of 17 participants traveled to the Lausitzring for the finale of the inclusive E-Kart Slalom Trophy. The race offered young people with and without disability the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in direct competition.
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Music helps patients with dementia connect with loved ones
A Northwestern Medicine study shows that novel music intervention sparks emotional connection between patients and caregivers. Music memories remain in brain after patients lose language and other memories. During the intervention, many patients started to play, sing and dance together with their partners, which was a significant change for the family.
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New, compact handbike: Hands-On-Cycle from HP VELOTECHNIK
The company HP VELOTECHNIK presents a completely new development in the field of handbikes with the Hands- On-Cycle. With its fully enclosed chain guide and a small turning radius it turns sporty trikes into an everyday handbike for people with disability.
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KADOMO presents revised Ford Tourneo Connect
The company KADOMO presents its new Ford Tourneo Connect at the fair REHACARE from 14 to 17 September. In the car fifteen handicapped accessible conversions were made for ten different types of disabilities.
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RolloGuard: Slow down brake for rollators and walkers
RolloGuard has developed a stop brake. This is a slow down brake for rollators that is activated automatically or manually when the user needs more support. The RolloGuard Slow Down brake comes in two versions for home or care use, and can be mounted on a wide range of existing rollator models.
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Researchers develop assistive robot to prevent falls and assist in physiotherapy
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have developed a wearable assistive robot that detects and prevents a fall before it happens. With the help of its built-in sensors, the robot immediately detects when the user loses balance and catches him with its safety belt, which is worn around the waist.
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BRSNW Sports Center at REHACARE 2022: Finally experiencing the world of parasports again
In the exhibition hall 7A the sport center of the Behinderten- und Rehabilitationssportverbandes e.V. (BRSNW) presents its new hall concept at REHACARE 2022. A mobile ski runway, PowerPlay Events in the eSport range and fun in the Soccer-Ei are only one selection of various offers.
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Powering an 'arm' with air could be mighty handy
Mechanical engineers at Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering have built an additional limb that can grasp objects and move around. It is powered only by compressed air. This is one of several ideas they have implemented using a textile-based energy harvesting system.
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Prosthetics design integrating 3D printing takes third place in international challenge
Together with her friend Danie, who lost her arm in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jade Myers is working on developing prosthetic limbs for upper and lower limb amputees, among other projects. She was one of the top three winners of the nTopology-EOS 2022 Responsible Part Challenge, an international design competition. The inspiration for her new socket design came from running shoes.
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Bioservo signs an agreement for the sale of Carbonhand® with Rehasys in Switzerland
Bioservo Technologies AB has signed a distribution agreement with Rehabilitations Systeme AG for the sale of Carbonhand® in Switzerland. Rehasys will actively work with clinics and other healthcare providers to introduce the strength-enhancing glove for people with limited hand function called Carbonhand 2.0, in Switzerland.
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Shower stools, chairs and folding seats from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare offers a wide range of shower stools, chairs and folding seats. Shower chairs are all equipped with backrests and usually with armrests. Another space-saving shower companion can be mounted on the wall and easily fold up and down. In this way, the company wants to provide comfort and stability.
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New Accessory for HASE BIKES PINO and Trikes: Adjustable Seat Cover for Ergonomic Cycling
The Vario Comfort seat cover from HASE BIKES promises support for recumbent cycling through variably adjustable padding and is reliably attached to the seat frame with velcro straps. Wedge cushions ensure a good fit and can be attached at six different sites.
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Robotic sensors could help transform prosthetics
A pioneering project to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
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Which leisure activities are linked to lower risk of dementia?
Leisure activities, such as reading a book, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends, may help lower the risk of dementia, according to a new meta-analysis published in the August 10, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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KUMAVISION at REHACARE: industry software with KIM integration
KIM integration, paperless processes in service, CRM solutions for successful customer relationships: The industry software specialist KUMAVISION is presenting numerous innovations in the industry software for other service providers at REHACARE (Hall 5/Stand B18).
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New LEPUS E from HASE BIKES: Comfort Trike with Electric Start Assist
The LEPUS E from HASE BIKES is ideal for people with leg-strength issues. It features a start-assist function, that gets the wheels rolling without pedaling and accelerates the trike to 6 km/h (4 mph). Besides this start assist with motor power it offers a delta trike with full suspension and accessories for every need and purpose.
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Travelite transport chair: Lightweight travel companion
The Travelite transport chair by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare offers convenience to travelers by folding and transporting in a carry bag. A lightweight design of only 9.3 kg and compact dimensions make it easy to transport, while the soft seat and backrest provide comfort.
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Parasports in the time of Coronavirus – restart and reset on hold
To overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic, sports clubs and associations had to get creative. Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia e. V., knows about the future challenges disability sports face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on sports associations.
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Height-adjustable, versatile and adaptive – wheelchairs for kids
A wheelchair should fit your needs and support your life wherever it may take you. In theory, you can find the perfect model from many available options. But for one group of people, the choices are more limited – children. Meanwhile, they are the ones in dire need of assistive technology that helps them play with their friends and fosters their independence.
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Labor force participation of people with disabilities in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and stumbling blocks
Not many of us are lucky enough to find our dream job and stay in it until the day we retire. Sometimes this might be due to health and medical reasons, which could necessitate occupational rehabilitation. If people have a severe disability, Germany’s Federal Integration Offices, or Inclusion Offices along with the pension insurance providers are the responsible authorities.
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Rollators: lightweight mobility aids with style
They used to have an image problem. But now, rollators or walkers, are anything but boring or stuffy. For many, they are treasured state-of-the-art companions for everyday life and a way to express their personality.
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The right assistive technology promotes active sports participation
Whether it’s activities in the water, snow or at home – exercise is a great way to boost your health and feel better. A wide range of assistive technology also makes this an option for people with physical disabilities or mild dementia. Some of these tools allow users to enjoy sports in spectacular, beautiful backdrops – in both winter and summer.
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Lionel Messi and OrCam: Enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with visual impairments
Off the soccer field, professional footballer Lionel Messi is known for his commercials for Pepsi, Lay's or Dolce & Gabbana. Now he has also become the brand ambassador for OrCam MyEye and shines a bright light on this unique assistive technology. Why did the two decide to form this rather unusual partnership?
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Crisis-proof: moso navigates confidently through the coronavirus pandemic
Years of business expertise, in-house production, and new personnel competency – the Motion Solutions GmbH is well-positioned to withstand the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic and continues to offer its customers the best service. CEO Gierse discusses the role products like the COSEAT and EasyStand play in this setting and reveals the expectations the moso team has for the future.
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Accessible hiking in the mountains: The X8 off-road power wheelchair takes users to the top
From the valley to the hut in a wheelchair – and no shuttle bus or mountain railway required. Wheelchair manufacturer Sunrise Medical teamed up with various partners as part of a joint initiative to turn this idea into a reality.
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Joëlette Kid makes outdoor experiences more accessible
Going on new adventures with the whole family is fun for everybody. At least, if the necessary assistive devices meet the needs of their users. So does Joëlette Kid – the new all-terrain chair by Ferriol-Matrat. In an interview with REHACARE.com, Alison-Lore Bourget told us about the special features and how especially the children react to their new possibilities.
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Mobility: Small hand control systems with a big effect
Simple, ergonomic, reliable – the multifunctional handles, ACCEL BIKE and ACCEL QUAD, enable improved participation in a mobile and self-determined life. What the two solutions have in common and yet differ, Pierre Gouraud, International Sales of Sojadis Equipement, reveals in an interview with REHACARE.com.
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EXTRA: Made to measure sports wheelchair for a better performance
Solid and adapted – this is how auxiliary means for competitive sports such as wheelchair basketball should be. That's why EXTRA wheelchairs from Turkey offers made to measure sports wheelchairs to professional sports people. REHACARE.com talked to Demirhan Serefhan, Managing Director of EXTRA, about the importance of customization and valuable feedback directly from the basketball court.
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Photo gallery: A safe island for siblings
Since May 2020, the sibling support of the Angelika Reichelt Kinder- und Jugendhospizes Joshuas Engelreich (English: Angelika Reichelt Children and Youth Hospice) has been taking place in the newly created so called Geschwisterinsel (English: Sibling Island). You can gain a small insight in our photo gallery.
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