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Auxiliary means industry recaps the year

Dear Sir or Madam,

How do you proceed when the pandemic makes customer contact impossible? This year, the assistive devices industry has had to be very creative in developing solutions to ensure that it can continue to offer its services – even when customers belong to the risk group. Find out which resume vehicle converters and hotel managers draw to the corona year on in our Topic of the Month December.

Have a nice week!

Kyra Molinari
Editorial team

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


Topic of the Month
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
News from the field of Work & Education
How we roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Annual review 2020: Auxiliary means industry proves staying power and creativity

Topic of the Month

Photo: Close-up of a man in an electric wheelchair, a mouth and nose protector is attached to the control unit. In the background you can see the sea at sunset; Copyright: PantherMedia/grejak
Hygiene concepts, contact restrictions, rethinking – many companies have stumbled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and the travel and aids industry has also had a hard time. Nevertheless, the companies are not burying their heads in the sand. On the contrary: Corona has encouraged their creativity and shown that staying power in challenging situations pays off.
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Auxiliary Means

Hand disinfection for passengers

The AMF-Bruns Sani-Station is a new innovation to answer sanitation challenges facing the transportation industry.
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Auxiliary Means

Diabetes: Computer vision app allows easier monitoring

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
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Work & Education

Exoskeletons can reduce strain also in health care

Wearable exoskeletons are increasingly being used in physically demanding jobs to support good ergonomics and augment muscular strength. In ground-breaking studies led by researchers at Tampere University and LUT University in Finland, exoskeleton vests were worn by nurses to discover how the new technology would suit the special requirements of patient care.
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Erika Griessler – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: young woman - Erika Griessler - is wearing a denim jacket and glasses and looks happily into the sky; Copyright: Andrea Fahrafellner
Erika Griessler is a nature lover, dreamer, author – and a stroke survivor. For her, it was self-evident: nothing can stop her from doing anything because of her spastic hemiparesis. Today, she uses social media to promote greater understanding of physical and psychological impairments. Which other topics are important to her and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on
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Research & Health

Young at heart with assistance robots

Staying independent and in familiar surroundings as long as possible in old age – this is the wish of the most of us. It will be made possible by humanoid assistance robots that help people cope with everyday life and wearable robots that support the movements of the wearer. Research by scientists of KIT is aimed at making such futuristic robotic solutions suited for everyday life.
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Research & Health

Monitoring glaucoma at home

Glaucoma is a chronic condition that affects cells at the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and is responsible for 1 in 10 cases of serious sight impairment in the UK. Now, a study suggests that in the future glaucoma eye tests could be performed at home.
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