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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

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


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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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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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
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