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Fashion: inclusive and without barriers

Dear Sir or Madam,

Whether wheelchair users, prosthesis wearers or people without disabilities – fashion should meet as many different requirements and needs as possible. The designs of MOB Industries are intended to precisely do this. How do they want to achieve this? We asked founder Josefine Thom.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

Graphic: 6 to 9 October 2021, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

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We asked ... MOB Industries
News from the field of Work & Education
News from the field of Recreation & Culture
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How we roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Fashion by MOB Industries: "Inclusion means to truly embrace all body types"

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Photo collage: Male model in a wheelchair and female model with prosthetic leg in clothes from MOB Industries, as well as close-up of a shirt sleeve; Copyright: Jakob Gsöllpointner/MOB Industries
Fashion without barriers – that’s the mission of Viennese-based startup MOB Industries (German: Mode Ohne Barrieren, hence the abbreviation MOB). How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the company’s latest collection and how do functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand? REHACARE.com asked MOB founder and CEO Josefine Thom.
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Work & Education

COVID-19: numbers improve for workers with and without disabilities

The COVID economy continues in a state of flux, causing ongoing challenges for all workers, with and without disabilities, according to May's National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) COVID Update, issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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Recreation & Culture

Elderly people are 'underrepresented' in the media

Underrepresented, poorly represented, stereotyped… the presence of elderly people in some media outlets is low in relation to their weight in society, and it is not adjusted to reality. These are some of the conclusions of the study conducted on Spanish journalists specialized on this subject, published in the international communication scientific journal El Profesional de la Información.
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Recreation & Culture

Superusers hold together health social media

New research looks at characteristics of superusers who are actively engaged in the Asthma UK online community and Facebook group to help healthcare professionals better understand the role they play in supporting the management of long-term conditions.
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Labor force participation: "Breaking down mental barriers is more important than auxiliary aids and services"

Topic of the Month

Photo: Anja Winkler sits at her workplace in front of a monitor and operates a hyper-pin Braille plate system; Copyright: TU Dresden
Competent and tough – Anja Winkler works at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) and by virtue of her own disability is in charge of multiple accessibility and inclusion aspects. In this REHACARE.com interview, she describes the auxiliary aids and services that help make her workday easier and explains how she overcomes the barriers she occasionally faces as a blind staff member.
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Auxiliary Means

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. Their research is published in the journal Nature Electronics.
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Auxiliary Means

3D printed insoles offer new hope for patients with diabetes

Scientists from Staffordshire University claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes. This study offers hope for millions of patients with diabetes who are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which in many cases end up in amputation.
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Gianna – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: young brunette woman - Gianna - stretching up one leg with a prosthesis; Copyright: private
For Gianna, education is the first step towards more normality in interacting with people with disabilities. To what extent she would like to contribute to it herself, which role her father plays in her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Study will enhance training for nurses working with dementia patients

McLean Hospital's Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is heading a new study of a training model to help primary care nurses better care for patients with dementia. Funded by a $54 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the research effort is one of two pilot studies by the NIA's IMPACT Collaboratory.
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Research & Health

Stay at home but do not stay still during the pandemic

In a review article published in the American Journal of Physiology, Brazilian researchers present scientific evidence on the impact of short periods of inactivity on the cardiovascular system and recommend exercise to stay fit at home during the pandemic.
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Research & Health

A furry social robot can reduce pain and increase happiness

According to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers published in Scientific Reports, a one-time, hour-long session with a plush, seal-like social robot reduced pain and oxytocin levels, and increased happiness. The Japanese social robot, PARO, emits seal-like sounds and moves its head and flippers in response to being spoken to and touched.
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