25/04/2014Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
18/05/2011A novel strategy developed by autism researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows promise as a simple way for physicians to detect cases of Autism Syndrome Disorder, language or developmental delays in babies at an early age.
27/07/2016The social robots of the startup LuxAI can be used, for example, in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to make rehabilitation exercises with stroke patients.
13/03/2019There's good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS): Researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study. Most people with MS have the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms flare up, then go into periods of remission.
27/09/2018Whether start-up or traditional company – we have them all. At REHACARE, visitors stay up to date with the latest auxiliary means for self-determined living. And the 960 international exhibitors benefit from numerous networking opportunities and visitor feedback.
15/05/2023The US American Tim Horrell started with Henry Schwalbach in the GTC Race 2023 with a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport specially adapted by PARAVAN GmbH for W&S Motorsport.
01/09/2022Inspired by the self-balancing Segway, Genny Mobility developed a wheelchair equivalent. What started as a newbie on the mobility aids market, now is ready for its third generation. The new wheelchair will be revealed in two weeks at this year’s REHACARE. Francesca Belotti allows for a little glimpse into what we can expect.
14/06/2013Results of the first study involving Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients in the development of an internet-based physical activity intervention show what is crucial for the adoption and maintenance of physical activity.
26/09/2011Watching children on the playground, we see them run, climb, slide, get up, and do it all again. While their movements are continuous, we language-users can easily divide them up and name each one. But what about people - babies - who don not yet have words? How do they make sense of a world in motion?
05/03/2014One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke.
07/02/2011Targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication skills even in very young children who have ASD.
21/03/2011Targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication skills even in very young children who have ASD, according to a study.
06/01/2020The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that they along with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK will jointly produce an official documentary film of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The documentary will follow athletes in the lead-up to and during the Paralympic Games.
14/12/2018Exercise and physical activity are good for our health, and soon Generation 100, a comprehensive study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the effects of exercise on aging will be able to tell us whether exercise actually prolongs life.
18/04/2018Germany have named their men and women’s teams who will start at their home 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships, which take place from August 16th to 26th in Hamburg.
15/03/2017Often, a one-sided weight loading is the reason for hurting feet. But only few notice while walking. That is where the "Smart Sock", developed by the Professorship of Sports Equipment and Technology of the Chemnitz University of Technology and in cooperation with the textile producer Lindner from Hohenstein-Ernstthal, starts.
22/03/2023The company MEYRA has produced the first folding wheelchair named NANO S. It is a folding wheelchair with open frame and removable leg supports, which stands out with its lightness and stability.
02/06/2020More than 50 percent of all eventual cerebral palsy (CP) cases spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, making early CP evaluation a crucial element of any hospital's high-risk follow-up program. The earlier children are diagnosed, the better their chances of early access to evidence-based interventions targeted specifically for CP.
07/10/2017Mobility is a key topic at REHACARE. One reason for this is demographic changes. At REHACARE 2017, the Stuttgart startup company eMovements and its electric walker "ello" show how one is connected to the other and how the lives of many senior citizens can be made easier.