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The best of robotics for amputees

Dear Sir or Madam,

People with prosthetic legs have to expend more strength and energy to walk than people who can walk without such devices. A company based in the Netherlands would like to provide relief and has designed an active prosthesis that provides robotic support for the wearer. Visitors of REHACARE 2019 could already convince themselves of the novelty. If you could not be at the trade fair, you can read all about Reboocon Bionics in our interview.

Have a healthy week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team REHACARE.com

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

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Top topics of REHACARE 2019
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Work & Education
How We Roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Reboocon Bionics: powered and lightweight prostheses for an active support

Top topics of REHACARE 2019

Photo: Founder and CEO Shiqian Wang with a user of the Reboocon Bionics prosthesis; Copyright: beta-web
The company Reboocon Bionics has made it their goal to develop lighter and more powerful prostheses. At REHACARE 2019 the company, which is based in the Netherlands, gave us a first taste of what is to come, as their portfolio is still only available on the Chinese market. However, a launch in Europe is planned for 2020.
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Auxiliary Means

DIY tools help people with disabilities to communicate

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive technology prototypes that are revolutionizing how people with disabilities can access tools that will help them interact with the world.
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Peer Counseling in hospitals: Empowering amputees

Topic of the Month

Photo: Dagmar Marth in a consultation situation with a patient and other medical staff; Copyright: Scheurlen, ukb
Whether it’s motivating patients throughout the lengthy fitting process for the prosthesis or sharing ways to make everyday life easier – there are many questions and challenges facing a person after amputation. The German project "Peers im Krankenhaus" (PiK, English: Hospital Peers) was created to support people after amputation, to encourage them in talks and give a positive perspective on life.
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Work & Education

Study: How to support disability pensioners to return to employment

Despite being highly motivated in the beginning, only very few individuals receiving a temporary disability pension manage to return to work. According to a recently published study, on average only one in a hundred respondents succeeds in doing so. The scientific study was conducted by Jacobs University Bremen in cooperation with the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Oldenburg-Bremen.
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Work & Education

Supervisors share effective ways to include people with disabilities

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), has authored a new article that describes the practices that employers use to facilitate the inclusion of employees with disabilities in their workplaces.
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Janis Geiger – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Janis Geiger in front of a wall with "the good life" written on it; Copyright: Janis Geiger
Janis Geiger is a freelance jack-of-all-trades. From trainer for movement arts to social work to craftsman – the man from Berlin is multi-talented. But even the most athletic guy stumbles sometimes. Why he doesn't mind and which things are especially close to his heart, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Diabetes patients who use online tools manage disease better

In a study scientists report that diabetes patients who used a patient portal and mobile phone app improved their diabetes management outcomes. The large study, involving more than 111,000 patients, was unique in assessing the relationship between the use of online tools and medication adherence and blood glucose levels.
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Research & Health

Smart bandages to heal chronic wounds

Chronic and non-healing wounds - one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and the leading cause of limb amputation - affects millions of Americans each year. Due to the complex nature of these wounds, proper clinical treatment has been limited.
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Research & Health

Smart diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet

For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy to haul around the damp cargo for lengthy periods without complaint. But if worn too long, a wet diaper can cause painful rashes, and miserable babies -- and parents.
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Research & Health

Type 1 diabetes: Time to consider standard care screenings

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München employed the world's first early detection test for type 1 diabetes in a large-scale population study in Bavaria, Germany, and investigated its effects. For the first time, screening for islet autoantibodies makes it possible to diagnose pre-symptomatic stages of type 1 diabetes.
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