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Self-determined mobility on all roads

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Apps are now available for almost everything. But can they also provide more accessibility and improved mobility? Various vehicle manufacturers and mobility companies want to achieve just that. What ideas they are working on and how a converted Bulli bus can create a new quality of life? Find out in our current Topic of the Month: Self-determined mobility on all roads.

Have an accessible week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

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

Content

News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How We Roll
News from the field of Women & Kids
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Research & Health

Auxiliary Means

First step towards a better prosthetic leg? Trip people over and over

Vanderbilt team builds device to capture stumble response: Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his brain from anticipating the literal stumbling block heading his way: a compact 35 pounds of steel specifically designed to make him fall.
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Auxiliary Means

3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play rock, paper, scissors

The Biological Systems Engineering Lab at Hiroshima University has developed a new 3D printed prosthetic hand combined with a computer interface, which is their cheapest, lightest model that is more reactive to motion intent than before. Previous generations of their prosthetic hands have been made of metal, which is heavy and expensive to make.
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Auxiliary Means

Tailor-made prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day. This potentially life-changing project combines advances in computer science with an innovative manufacturing process to create affordable new personalised prosthetic liners for lower limb amputees.
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Sabine Klemens – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Sabine Klemens; Copyright: Christoph Klemens
You're never too old to realize your dreams – finds Sabine Klemens. Why her travel destinations range from the Caribbean Sea via North and South America to a dog sled tour with overnight accommodation in an igloo and what the wheelchair model admires most about the answers of her "How We Roll" predecessors, she tells at REHACARE.com.
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Women & Kids

Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders

Identifying kids who control their tics may help others at risk for Tourette syndrome.
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Self-determined mobility on all roads

Topic of the Month

Photo: Trade fair visitors stand in front of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle at REHACARE 2018; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
For many people, getting from A to B in a self-determined way is simply normal. However, people with disabilities often do not experience this self-evident fact. Buses and trains are not accessible to all, and for many people their own converted vehicle still verges on luxury. What ideas for more accessibility vehicle manufacturers are currently working on and what new attitude to life a converted minibus can bring with it, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month July: Self-determined mobility on all roads.
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Research & Health

Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Neurotechnology-based therapies, including brain-machine interfaces, robotics, and brain stimulation among others, will lead to largest treatment effects and success if they are tailored to the needs of individual patients, and used in combination, say the authors from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering.
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Research & Health

Meals on Wheels drivers good early warning system for senior's health and safety issues

Meal delivery drivers bringing food to homebound seniors can be an effective early-warning system for health and safety problems, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by researchers at the West Health Institute, Brown University and Meals on Wheels America.
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Research & Health

Implants: Remote-controlled drug delivery system for chronic disease management

People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.
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Research & Health

Phantom sensations: When the sense of touch deceives

Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study in the scientific journal Current Biology shows how healthy people can sometimes misattribute touch to the wrong side of their body, or even to a completely wrong part of the body.
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