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Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot

Dear Sir or Madam,

Equipped with sense of touch, water resistance or an unusual design? Meanwhile, all this is now increasingly possible when it comes to manufacturing of prostheses. In our current Topic of the Month you can find out, for example, what role research plays and what arm and leg prostheses can already achieve in concrete terms.

Have a nice week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


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Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot

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Show what you have got – nowadays, that's increasingly the motto of people who wear prostheses, too. As a rule, it does not matter whether they wear skin-colored cosmetics over the prosthesis or whether they offer a view on the technical details. You can find out how individual the everyday aids can be and which extra features research currently makes possible, in our Topic of the Month June: Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot.
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Therapy helper inRehaRob: Robot assisted rehabilitation after a stroke


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If movement disorders occur after a stroke, extensive rehabilitation is necessary. To ensure that this can also take place without the presence of a physiotherapist, RWTH Aachen University is working on the inRehaRob project and a robotic arm that will enable independent training sessions in the future.
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