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Accessible hiking in the mountains with off-road power wheelchair

Dear Sir or Madam,

What was originally designed for the Australian outback also works in the mountains – as the Extreme X8 off-road power wheelchair proves. On the way to the mountain hut, it ensures participation and brings a piece of freedom with it. In which project the mountain climber has already been successfully used, you can find out in our current article.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

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


All about REHACARE: Off-road power wheelchair
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How we roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Accessible hiking in the mountains: The X8 off-road power wheelchair takes users to the top

All about REHACARE

Photo: Woman in power wheelchair X8 in the mountains, in the background the mountain panorama of the Zugspitze; Copyright: Sunrise Medical
From the valley to the hut in a wheelchair – and no shuttle bus or mountain railway required. Wheelchair manufacturer Sunrise Medical teamed up with various partners as part of a joint initiative to turn this idea into a reality.
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Auxiliary Means

Mobility: PINO – probably the world’s most versatile bike

The PINO semi-recumbent tandem from HASE BIKES has always been as versatile as a whole fleet of vehicles. As a tandem it is particularly popular among cyclists with disabilities and bike-travel enthusiasts, as a family taxi it turns young passengers into actively pedalling co-pilots, and as a cargo bike, even with just one rider, it can transport almost any load you can think of.
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Auxiliary Means

Portable arm rehabilitation device for use from hospital to home

A new portable arm rehabilitation robot will help patients to carry out robot-aided therapy at home, allowing them to perform intensive exercises without visiting hospitals or clinics, which can possibly reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The robot can also be used in hospitals and outpatient facilities such as nursing homes and clinics.
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Auxiliary Means

Mobility: wheelchair accessible driving with the new VW Caddy 5

AMF-Bruns was one of the first companies to receive the new Volkswagen Caddy 5 to start with the construction of a new WAV conversion kit for this brand-new vehicle. The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy will be ready for delivery from early 2021. With start of sale of the Volkswagen Caddy 5, the WAV conversion from AMF-Bruns will be available at the same time.
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Luisa L'Audace – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Portrait of a young woman with red hair and tattoos on her arms in a wheelchair - Luisa L'Audace; Copyright: private
Every person is precious. This is what Luisa L'Audace would like to give to young people with disabilities in particular and thus encourage them. Who has influenced her own life with only one single performance, what her high expectations are currently still preventing her from doing and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on
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Research & Health

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others. Researchers have now designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in ALS patients.
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Research & Health

Rehabilitation: Exercising one arm has twice the benefits

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm – without even moving it.
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Research & Health

New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone

A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician – all within minutes from an interaction with a smartphone.
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