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Digitalized rehabilitation after stroke

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Many people are familiar with mirror therapy when it comes to rehabilitation after a stroke. A new digitalized form of therapy is now based on this concept: In a Virtual Reality environment, rewellio creates challenges to stimulate the reconnection of the affected brain areas. We wondered what the potential behind this is – so we asked.

Have a relaxed week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

Graphic: 18 - 21 September 2019, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio

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Photo: Georg Teufl during rehabilitation process with a stroke patient using virtual reality glasses; Copyright: Rewellio GmbH
Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. REHACARE.com talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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Work & Education

Increasing workforce diversity is critical for addressing healthcare disparities

It is common for patients to prefer seeking care from a clinician similar to them who can relate to their experiences and make treatment plans that work better for their lives. To meet these preferences from patients and improve quality of care, a diverse clinician workforce that matches the diversity in the general population is needed.
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Cinderella Glücklich – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Cinderella Glücklich; Copyright: Dolores Saul
Whether alone or in a team – the appropriate attitude is the be-all and end-all if you want to reach your goal. Cinderella Glücklich knows this from her own experience. Who she would first swear to the right team spirit and the necessary work ethic and which wishes and questions she deals with, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Women & Kids

Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Women & Kids

Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence. Headache developed in over a third of participating children, on average six months after the stroke. Fifteen percent of patients had another stroke, typically in the first six to 12 months after the initial stroke.
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Women & Kids

Wearable motion detectors identify motor deficits in children

A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Self-determination thanks to eating and drinking aids

Topic of the Month

Photo: Cutlery drawer with Gripoballs in it; Copyright: Gripoballs
There are many reasons why a person has trouble eating or drinking, including tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease or neurologic symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis. Eating independently without the need for help is a pervasive need in all of us. It is usually not an issue if we have the right tools.
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Research & Health

FREEHAB: Developing wearable devices for rehabilitation

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists at the University of Bristol. The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
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Research & Health

Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

A New Jersey team of researchers has reported the successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury (SCI) following a single injection of autologous, micro-fragmented adipose tissue into the affected shoulder joint.
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Research & Health

New research could help predict seizures before they happen

A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure.
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