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Auxiliary devices: developed for the needs of their users

Dear Sir or Madam,

In developing assistive devices it's all about making life easier for people with disabilities. To do this, it is especially important to know their problems in everyday life and their needs. For example, the fact that wheelchair users have the problem of overheating, especially in summer, was a condition that Corien Staels could not believe. So in our "We asked..." interview the founder and CEO of WheelAir explained how the temperature control system works.

And the ribcaps distributed by Glomarket bvba are also adapted to the needs of their users. How exactly, Nico De Wilde tells in our interview in our section Top Topics from REHACARE 2019.

Have a safe and accessible week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

Graphic: 23 - 26 September 2020, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


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Topic of the Month
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How we roll

WheelAir: No more overheating for wheelchair users

We asked ...

Photo: Close-up of a wheelchair with the integrated WheelAir system; Copyright: WheelAir
Overheating is a serious issue for people who use a wheelchair. Ice packs and water sprays used to help many of them in order to keep cool. But Corien Staels, Founder & Managing Director of WheelAir, wanted to find a technological solution for the problem of overheating. Since then the WheelAir concept is about to change lives.
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Ribcaps: Protective headgear made fashionable

Top topics of REHACARE 2019

Photo: Nico De Wilde at the Ribcap booth at REHACARE 2019; Copyright: beta-web
Having to wear a protective headgear because of preventing falls doesn't look very fashionable. But there's a way to express your own style and still being safe: The Ribcaps by Glomarket bvba were designed just for that.
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Smart and accessible living

Topic of the Month

Photo: Visitors of the AAL Living Lab in front of a bed with satnd-up function; Copyright: Ralf Lienert
Whether it is sensor systems for fall detection or stand assist beds – technology-based assistance systems provide safety and create independence in your own home. The residential living and learning laboratory of the Kempten University of Applied Sciences – the AAL Living Lab – carefully studies and even designs new systems like these.
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Björn Schnake – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Björn Schnake; Copyright: private
Björn Schnake is an incredibly talented table tennis player. Last year he played his way from zero to place eleven in the world ranking list in class seven of the standing athletes. His big dream is to participate at Tokyo 2020, but why he needs financial support and how he rolls when he is not playing, he tells us at
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