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That was REHACARE 2019

Dear Sir or Madam,

Inventive and innovative – this is how the 751 exhibitors from 43 countries presented themselves last week in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls. At REHACARE 2019, the industry showed the entire range of auxiliary means for people with disabilities, in need of care and with chronic illnesses. For all those who were not able to be there or who want to review the trade fair once again, we have summarised a small overview: That was REHACARE 2019.

Have a relaxed week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

Graphic: 23 - 26 September 2020, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


Video: Highlights of REHACARE 2019
News from the field of Women & Kids
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News from the field of Research & Health

Highlights of REHACARE 2019


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Innovative, informative and inspiring – that was REHACARE 2019! There was a lot to discover this year among the 700 exhibitors: the latest trends and products, exciting lectures and many activities in the exhibition halls. These were the highlights.
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Women & Kids

Poor motor skills predict long-term language impairments for children with autism

Fine motor skills - used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing - may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, according to a Rutgers-led study.
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Christine Rupp – That's how she rolls

How we roll

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There's something else going on, just a little different! Christine Rupp follows this motto. Both on her blog and in the social networks she gives many insights into her everyday life, which she has been living with multiple sclerosis for over 30 years now. Which chances she missed due to the early diagnosis and what she wants to achieve with her blog, she tells us on
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Research & Health

For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia

Walking may be a key clinical tool in helping medics accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, pioneering research has revealed. For the first time, scientists at Newcastle University have shown that people with Alzheimer's disease or Lewy body dementia have unique walking patterns that signal subtle differences between the two conditions.
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Research & Health

Wearable brain-machine interface could control a wheelchair

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
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Research & Health

Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson's patients

Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult to maintain an exercise program for a longer time. This applies even more to people with a chronic illness such as Parkinson's disease, where physical and mental limitations are additional obstacles. The Park-in-Shape study, funded by ZonMW, tested an innovative solution for this challenge.
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Research & Health

A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands – in particular for amputees – that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation. This interdisciplinary proof-of-concept between neuroengineering and robotics was successfully tested on three amputees and seven healthy subjects.
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Research & Health

Feeling legs again improves amputees' health

While walking, people with intact legs feel when they move their knee or when their feet touch the ground. The nervous system constantly draws on sensory feedback of this sort to precisely control muscles. People using a leg prosthesis, however, do not know precisely where the prosthesis is located, how it is moving, or what type of terrain it is standing on.
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