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Photo collage: Rehabilitation robotics at REHACARE 2023, including solutions for gamification in rehabilitation and the use of an exoskeleton; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/tillmann, Andreas Wiese

Messe Düsseldorf/tillmann, Messe Düsseldorf/Andreas Wiese

Global market for robotics in rehabilitation continues to grow

27.05.2024

Robotics is increasingly becoming a central component of rehabilitation. It is predicted that global sales in rehabilitation robotics will exceed the one billion US dollar mark by 2030. But how are robotic systems currently being used and what innovations could we see in the coming years?
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THERA-Trainer

Gait rehabilitation – learning to walk again with robotics

19.03.2024

Dr. Martin Schorl, Head of Neurology at the Waldburg-Zeil Clinic in Bad Wurzach, Germany, describes the new robotics-based therapy offering with the help of the THERA-Trainer lyra as the "gold standard" in gait rehabilitation. The service helps severely affected patients who had a stroke or other damage to the nervous system to learn to walk again.
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Photo: A woman in light blue clothing wears VR goggles and holds her hands in front of her; Copyright: Darlene Alderson / Pexels

Darlene Alderson / Pexels

Digitalization in therapy professions: Progress against the shortage of skilled workers?

26.10.2023

There is a shortage of skilled workers – also in the therapy sector. People who need physiotherapy, ergotherapy or speech therapy due to a disability, illness or injury often have to wait a long time for entry into a program. Progress in digitalization offers new opportunities for those affected and can relieve the burden on therapists.
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Photo: a young man in camouflage pants and dark green T-shirt lies on a physiotherapy couch and is being treated by a man; Copyright: envato/Iakobchuk

envato/Iakobchuk

Rehabilitation for soldiers

04.09.2023

Whether in private or on duty, anyone who is injured as a member of the Bundeswehr (the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany) is entitled to extensive rehabilitation. After all, the fitness for duty of members of the Bundeswehr is an important asset – the troops should always be ready for action.
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Image: An elderly woman is grocery shopping with her Wheeleo®.; Copyright: Wheeleo®

Wheeleo®

Wheeleo®: the walking aid for stability and autonomy

31.05.2023

The new generation walking aid companion? The Wheeleo® feels like a never-ending guardrail and accompanies you everywhere you go. With its one-handed design it helps regain autonomy while supporting movement in everyday situations. For example, it enables grocery shopping, opening doors and walking the dog. It also reduces the risk of falling, is easy to transport and has an elegant design.
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Image: Man training with the THERA-Trainer senso. One of the games is running on the screen. Next to him is a physiotherapist; Copyright: THERA-Trainer

THERA-Trainer

THERA-Trainer is expanding its portfolio with a unique training device for cognitive-motor training

13.04.2023

The new THERA-Trainer senso is a highly efficient training device for improving mental and physical performance and reducing the risk of falls. Numerous scientifically validated training programs are available for selection. Intelligent algorithms automatically adapt the games to the individual performance capacity.
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Karma Medical Products Co., LTD.

Flexx Adapt won the Golden Award of Physical Therapists' Choice of 2023

11.04.2023

The Golden Award of Physical Therapists' Choice of 2023 was given to KARMA Medical's pediatric positioning wheelchair called Flexx Adapt. The adaptive seating system allows a wide range of accessory options for ultimate personalization.
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private

Marion Fischer – That's how she rolls

05.04.2023

Marion Fischer lives for working with people. The 22-year-old is a curative education nurse and works in a children's and youth hospice. She recently learned how important it is to give everyone a place in the middle of society when she was diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's disease. What she is fighting for and how she rolls otherwise, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Marco Binelli / ETH Zurich

3D-printed insoles measure sole pressure directly in the shoe

03.04.2023

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Empa and EPFL used 3D printing to produce a customised insole with integrated pressure sensors that can measure the pressure on the sole of the foot directly in the shoe during various activities.
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Image: Denise walks along the water with the smart leg orthosis C-Brace; Copyright: Ottobock

Ottobock

Ottobock: a new lease of life with an app-controlled leg orthosis

15.03.2023

Denise was 29 years old when she underwent disc surgery – a seemingly harmless procedure. However, the surgery didn't go as smoothly as planned and when she woke up from anaesthesia, she could no longer feel her right thigh. The diagnosis: incomplete paraplegia. The world's first smart leg orthosis, the C-Brace® has given the mother of two new mobility and improved her quality of life.
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Image: Therapy room in the Patient Care Competence Center; Copyright: Ottobock

Ottobock

Ottobock unveils the patient care of the future

22.02.2023

On 20 February, the global healthtech company Ottobock opened the doors to its most state-of-the-art and future-oriented clinic to date. Located in the newly developed Sartorius Quarter in the German city of Göttingen, the clinic will provide care for patients across the country and worldwide.
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icho systems GmbH

ichó: The smart therapy ball for home use

16.12.2022

Building communication, strengthening skills, and responding to individual needs – that is the goal of icho systems GmbH. To realize their vision, the team has developed the ichó therapy ball. It brings therapeutic measures and individual support to people's homes and can be used to promote cognition and motor activity.
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Image: A man in a hospital bed using THERA-Trainer bemo; Copyright: THERA-Trainer by medica Medizintechnik GmbH

THERA-Trainer by medica Medizintechnik GmbH

THERA-Trainer: Complete solution for gait rehabilitation

24.11.2022

The goal of THERA-Trainer by medica Medizintechnik GmbH is to make it easy for people with restricted mobility to regain their lost mobility. That is why the family company has designed professional therapeutic products and robotic assisted complete solutions for all phases of lower extremity rehabilitation.
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Image: Guided by a physiotherapist, a child trains with a game on the Phibox in front of a TV; Copyright: PHIBOX

Phibox

Getting fit is child’s play: Gamification in rehabilitation and physiotherapy

12.10.2022

More and more people love to play games – and do so on a regular basis by using a video game console or their cell phones. An opinion poll by the GfK research institute from last year shows that games cast a big spell on all age groups. It’s no surprise that a growing number of rehabilitation and physiotherapy concepts include game design elements to pursue recovery goals.
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DigiRehab GmbH

Quo vadis, digitalization in rehabilitation and physiotherapy?

12.10.2022

Usability, autonomy, modernity – that's what digital components should add to rehabilitation and physiotherapy. This benefits both patients and professionals according to manufacturers of new technologies and software. Conversations with experts about the current situation and the future reveal how the industry is dynamic and ever evolving.
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