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Rehabilitation: playful and digital

Dear Sir or Madam,

Squeezing an orange or lifting weights – if rehabilitation exercises are designed to be as playful as possible, this usually leads to more motivation and corresponding training success. What other advantages do gamification and digitization offer for rehabilitation? We asked the company Neofect.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

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

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We asked ... Neofect
News from the field of Recreation & Culture
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Work & Education
How We Roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Neofect: "Digitization enabled us to gamify rehabilitation"

We asked ...

Photo: Man uses the Neofect Smart Glove for playful digital exercises at home; Copyright: Neofect
Light, individual and motivating: The portable therapy devices by Neofect aim to facilitate modern hand, arm and shoulder rehabilitation for rehab facilities and homecare use. We asked Scott Kim, CEO and co-founder of Neofect, to what extend gamification and digitization are advantages for the rehabilitation sector.
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Recreation & Culture

New handbook to improve travel experiences for people with disabilities

How is travel with demand responsive transport experienced? What factors play a significant role, and what can be done to create better travel experiences? This has been studied by researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, who have released a new handbook with new knowledge and recommendations on how this type of travel can be developed to provide a better experience.
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Accessible travel for people with disabilities: A quick review

Topic of the Month

Photo: Man in wheelchair with his wife in front of a hotel entrance; Copyright: Seehotel Rheinsberg@FDS Hotel gGmbH
Frankly, it’s not an easy feat to write about (accessible) travel as the Coronavirus outbreak rages on and travel restrictions and quarantines put a damper on some of the best-laid travel plans. Yet despite all the somewhat dire news, there are still some exciting travel news to report. So get ready: Once SARS-CoV-2 loosens its grip, let the (accessible) journey begin!
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Work & Education

I’mPOSSIBLE offers teaching resources about Paralympic sports

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping families tightly together, parents can try something new with their children and help them learn about Paralympic sports through the Agitos Foundation’s I’mPOSSIBLE education toolkit.
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Marion Bender – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Marion Bender after a lecture on stage, in the background the audience gives standing ovations; Copyright: Dominik Pfau
Standing up begins in the head – Marion Bender has already learned this in the past. And that's why the keynote speaker wants to motivate other people to lead a self-determined life, which is exactly what they want. What else moves her and how she rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Corona: Stay home and choose good therapeutic exercise programmes

Experts from the Faculty of Physical Therapy of Valencia University (UV) are warning that the physical exercise programmes that have flooded the internet since the confinement due to the COVID-19 crisis can worsen the symptoms of people with physical ailments and lead to catastrophisation and pain chronification.
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Research & Health

Women's lifestyle changes, even in middle age, may reduce future stroke risk

Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially reduce their stroke risk by not smoking, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and making healthy food choices, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.
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Research & Health

COVID-19: Medical teams need to be alert to the extra risks for diabetics

Doctors need to pay particular attention to patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in relation to COVID-19 infections, say leading endocrinologists.
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Research & Health

New electrically activated material could improve braille readers

Refreshable braille displays translate information from computer screens into raised characters, often along the bottom of a keyboard. But this technology can cost thousands of dollars and is limited, typically displaying a string of characters much shorter than most sentences. Researchers now report an improved material that could take these displays to the next level.
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