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Dear Sir or Madam,

The most well-known face of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is probably Stephen Hawking. Nevertheless, this disease is largely unknown. This is exactly what Bianca Riedmann, who also lives with ALS, would like to change. On REHACARE.com she tells us more about her in How We Roll.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

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News from the field of Women & Kids
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How we roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Women & Kids

Her Abilities Award: Calling brilliant women with disabilities!

2020 has been nothing short of… eventful. We have seen catastrophic bush fires in Australia, the global COVID19 pandemic, and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, uniting people worldwide against racism and police violence. And nominations for the 2020 Her Abilities Award are now open. Spread the word.
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Women & Kids

Study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana

A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after the age of 4.
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Digitization: Harnessing the power of inclusion to create more accessible workplaces

Topic of the Month

Photo: Hands operating a laptop equipped with assistive technologies for blind and visually impaired people; Copyright: Michel Arriens | www.michelarriens.de
They can be technical, structural, or mental in nature – people with disabilities often face a barrage of barriers in the workplace. Coworkers and employers can help in overcoming them. Digital trends likewise promote inclusion strategies and accessibility at the workplace.
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Auxiliary Means

Mobile EEG for the detection of epileptic seizures in daily life

Epileptic disorders can vary greatly in terms of type, cause and severity. This makes having accurate knowledge of the person’s individual medical condition very important when choosing a custom-fit therapy. To date, physicians have to rely on accounts by the person concerned and those close to them when estimating how often seizures occur.
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Auxiliary Means

Space station motors improve a robotic prosthetic leg

A new robotic prosthetic leg prototype offers a more natural gait while also being quieter and more energy efficient than other designs.
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Bianca Riedmann – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Bianca Riedmann smiles into the camera; Copyright: private
Raising awareness of ALS and real accessibility – these are the issues Bianca Riedmann is passionate about. What exactely real accessibility means to her, what defines the person who has been by her side for 15 years and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Swallowing is complicated, but this researcher is making it easier

People swallow hundreds of times a day – often without realizing they are doing it. But for some people, being able to safely swallow means the difference between life and death.
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Research & Health

Back pain: factors maximize impact of yoga, physical therapy

Fear avoidance, pain medication use, and treatment expectations impact response to nonpharmaceutical treatments to relieve chronic low back pain.
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Research & Health

Restoring vision through electrical stimulation

In a project under Horizon 2020, researchers from seven European organizations will examine how the vision of visually impaired people can be restored using electrical stimulation of the brain. The project is being coordinated by the University of Zurich and supported by the European Union with funding of 4 million euros.
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Research & Health

Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring

The ability to move about may deteriorate when ageing, a phenomenon which needs to be considered when assessing physical activity in older people. A study on active ageing at the University of Jyväskylä examined movement that exceeds the intensity of preferred walking speed.
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