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Smart insoles against gait insecurity

Dear Sir or Madam,

People with Parkinson's disease usually have small steps and do not lift their feet properly. This increases their risk of falling immensely. In our interview with novapace we asked how light vibrations directly under your foot can help you to minimize your gait insecurity in everyday life.

Have a secure week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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


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

Women & Kids

Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves.
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Work & Education

Employees who are caring for their older relatives struggle with workplace needs

Employers who don't step up to help with workplace supports may make informal caregiving 'an even tougher role,' Baylor University researcher says
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Stefanie Hörmann – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Stefanie Hörmann; Copyright: private
Stefanie Hörmann would like to be Commissioner for the Disabled. One of her first official duties would be to ensure that more educational work was done. In general, it is important to the Augsburg woman that people are not judged too hastily. What else is close to her heart and to whom she owes her dream job, she tells us at
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Auxiliary Means

Standing frame intervention improves life for people with MS

A new study has shown that people in the advanced stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) experience significant improvements in movement and balance thanks to a specialized standing frame.
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Auxiliary Means

How do dogs predict their owners' epileptic seizures?

Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital looking for dog owners with epilepsy for a study on seizure-alerting behaviour.
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Mobility: New solutions and ideas to promote participation

Topic of the Month

Photo: Wheelchair user drives on the rear ramp of a BerlKönig vehicle; Copyright: Andi Weiland |
Creative people who develop apps that drive greater mobility or experts who customize vehicles to meet unique needs – people with disabilities often have to some extent rely on others to make self-determined mobility a reality. It’s clear that mobility is not a matter of course for stakeholders. Which solutions could offer support in the future?
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Research & Health

Prevent dementia by preventing stroke

The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias.
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Research & Health

The unpopular truth about biases toward people with disabilities

Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities - some less obvious than one might think. New research from Michigan State University sheds light on the bias people have toward people with disabilities, known as "ableism," and how it shifts over time.
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Research & Health

Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes

For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don't respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese candidates who need a pancreas transplant often are denied the procedure.
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