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Smart mobility for arms and hands thanks to robotic systems

27.04.2020

Grabbing things, eating and drinking on your own – no matter how well your own hand or arm is still able to function. EXXOMOVE® UG aims to make it a reality. The company’s BATEO assistive robotic arm and CARBONHAND hand orthosis promote self-determination and mobility of people who are impaired in their motor skills as the result of an accident or disability.
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Neofect: "Digitization enabled us to gamify rehabilitation"

23.04.2020

Light, individual and motivating: The portable therapy devices by Neofect aim to facilitate modern hand, arm and shoulder rehabilitation for rehab facilities and homecare use. We asked Scott Kim, CEO and co-founder of Neofect, to what extend gamification and digitization are advantages for the rehabilitation sector.
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Accessible travel: Hotels for everyone

02.04.2020

When people with disabilities plan a trip, accessible accommodations are typically a critical aspect to consider. Both the hotel room and the surroundings should offer all the typical amenities, but also address the person’s special needs. REHACARE.com showcases three hotels that want to facilitate comfort and ease, especially for people with mobility disabilities.
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ATTO folding mobility scooter makes self-determined travel possible

02.04.2020

Traveling with a mobility aid should be easy: Simply fold it up if needed and take it with you in the car or even on the plane. The foldable scooter ATTO from MovingLife makes all of this possible. REHACARE.com talked with Marcel Zwart, MovingLife Sales Manager EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa & India), about ATTO being a game-changer for people with mobility impairments when they travel.
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Photo: David Hofer demonstrating the IntegraMouse at REHACARE 2019; Copyright: beta-web

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IntegraMouse: Mouth-controlled device facilitates digital accessibility

27.03.2020

Whether at work or at home – most of us cannot imagine living without a computer. But what happens if someone is unable to operate a keyboard and control a mouse with their hands because of a disability? The LIFEtool Solutions GmbH from Austria has developed a great solution – the IntegraMouse. We met up with CEO David Hofer at REHACARE 2019.
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OrCam MyEye: Promoting independence and participation with artificial intelligence

13.03.2020

Reading texts, identifying products at the supermarket and even recognizing faces – the MyEye tool from OrCam can do just that and helps blind and visually impaired people feel more confident in everyday life. At REHACARE 2019, area sales manager Jennifer Kietzke showed us how the discreet, smart wearable assistive technology works.
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REHADAT: The vocational integration portal

06.03.2020

If you are looking for information about disability and vocational integration including resources, support services or addresses in Germany, you can find it on REHADAT. It’s free, accessible and always updated. REHACARE.com talked about the benefits of the central and unbiased information portal.
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Transfer boards by meinHOLTZ: "Assistive devices can be practical, modern and stylish at the same time"

28.02.2020

Is it a skateboard with no wheels? No, it’s a transfer board made by meinHOLTZ! These modern boards help people who use wheelchairs to easily move from one surface to another on their own. Not only does this make transfers easy, but the assistive devices also look stylish and sophisticated.
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Reboocon Bionics: powered and lightweight prostheses for an active support

21.02.2020

The company Reboocon Bionics has made it their goal to develop lighter and more powerful prostheses. At REHACARE 2019 the company, which is based in the Netherlands, gave us a first taste of what is to come, as their portfolio is still only available on the Chinese market. However, a launch in Europe is planned for 2020.
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Photo: Ron Hattenhorst demonstrating remote interpreting at REHACARE 2019; Copyright: beta-web

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Telecommunications services for people with hearing impairments

31.01.2020

Email has revolutionized the way we communicate. But sometimes urgent situations or issues need a one-on-one conversation via phone call. The latter can be a challenge for people who are hearing impaired or deaf. With many years of experience in remote interpreting, two service providers – TeleSign Deutschland and Tess-Sign & Script-Dienste – meet these language support needs.
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WheelAir: No more overheating for wheelchair users

30.01.2020

Overheating is a serious issue for people who use a wheelchair. Ice packs and water sprays used to help many of them in order to keep cool. But Corien Staels, Founder & Managing Director of WheelAir, wanted to find a technological solution for the problem of overheating. Since then the WheelAir concept is about to change lives.
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Ribcap: Protective headgear made fashionable

24.01.2020

Having to wear a protective headgear because of preventing falls doesn't look very fashionable. But there's a way to express your own style and still being safe: The Ribcaps by Glomarket bvba were designed just for that.
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Photo: The De BeleefTV at REHACARE 2019. On the screen you can see a sleeping baby cat; Copyright: beta-web

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De BeleefTV: How an interactive table creates joy for those with dementia

17.01.2020

In Germany, nearly 2 million people are living with dementia. Many caregivers are confronted with helping patients and family members once they are affected. In the Netherlands, developers took an interactive approach and teamed up with a nursing home: The result was De BeleefTV, a touchscreen table designed to help people with dementia to connect with their environment.
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Photo: The MOTOmed loop for wheelchair users at the booth of RECK at REHACARE 2019; Copyright: beta-web

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MOTOmed: motor-driven movement therapy as unique as the needs of users

13.12.2019

Exercise and movement are important components of rehabilitation. In the case of chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), movement can have a positive impact and help ease some of the symptoms. RECK-Technik GmbH & Co. KG has made it its mission to help people with limited mobility to improve their activity level.
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Standing Ovation facilitates mobility at the workplace

12.12.2019

Sitting while standing up – Standing Ovation makes this oxymoron possible. The rail system with its C-shaped seat bar and seat lifting unit allows Austrian chef Peter Lammer to sustain his job despite an 80 percent disability rating pertaining to his legs. With REHACARE.com he talked about the invention that brought back his zest for life and the feedback he received at this year's trade fair.
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Mobility: Overcoming barriers with Wheelblades

28.11.2019

Whether they are on vacation in the mountains or brave winter weather at home – people with mobility impairments want to take precautions to arrive safely at their destination. Patrick Mayer is personally affected by disability and developed two products that enable wheelchair and walking aid users to master these situations: Wheelblades and the SafetyFoot.
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Career of the future: Accessibility Professional

14.11.2019

(Digital) accessibility is no longer a niche market and there is an increasing demand for skilled talent. That’s why many countries have already sought the support of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Soon there will be a Chapter that serves the German-speaking community called the IAAP DACH Chapter.
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Photo: The Merlin wheelchair at the booth of Wolturnus at REHACARE 2019; Copyright: beta-web

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Wolturnus wheelchairs: custom and sporty with an award-winning design

30.10.2019

Built for freedom is the brand tagline of Wolturnus. The Danish wheelchair and handbike specialist emphasizes ergonomics and stability. After all, for users, the assistive device is an extension of their body and symbolizes full participation in public and social life. REHACARE visitors were able to experience the exhibitor’s products first-hand.
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eCare: How startups are driving the digitization of healthcare

24.10.2019

Everyone is talking about startups and digitization. eCare is yet another concept that is gaining momentum in healthcare settings. What opportunities does digitization offer? And where are its limits? Startup companies and representatives of the healthcare industry searched for answers to these and other questions at this year’s REHACARE.
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Self-determination, joy of life, standing ovations!

21.09.2019

Rail system, bracket, seat lifting unit – that’s Standing Ovation, developed by Peter Lammer, who could no longer exercise his cooking profession after an accident. Now he can pursue his profession and passion full of joy again. In Hall 6/E25 you can talk to him personally!
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Highlights of REHACARE 2019

21.09.2019

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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Drive, fold, travel

20.09.2019

Simply fold up your own vehicle and take it with you into your car or even plane. That's actually possible – with the foldable scooter "ATTO" from MovingLife. You can see how easy and fast it is in Hall 6/B45!
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Theme park: Self-determination at work

20.09.2019

With the increasing digitalization, the business world is changing fundamentally. For professional participation this means both, challenges and opportunities. At REHACARE 2019 employers and employees will find everything they need for a self-determined and accessible working environment.
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Digitalized stroke rehabilitation with Rewellio

20.09.2019

The Austrian start-up Rewellio has set itself the task of guiding people back into mobility as quickly as possible after a stroke. For that they developed a virtual rehabilitation system.
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The Bro for an accessible interaction

20.09.2019

Unlimited freedom – that's what Scewo Bro promises. Stairs are no longer an obstacle for this power wheelchair. It is smart and child's play to operate. You can test drive the futuristic-looking wheelchair in Hall 6/F50!
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Sport for all: Active at the Sports Centre

20.09.2019

REHACARE is in sports fever! Soccer, para ice hockey, table tennis for the blind or martial arts with prostheses – in the sports centre everyone will find the sport that suits them best. And for those who prefer to stay passive, there is a varied program with tournaments, show matches and presentations on the stage.
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Help in everyday life with sippa, the drinking aid from iuvas medical

20.09.2019

Swallowing difficulties or limited mobility? Especially in old age, many people are affected. To make it easier for them to drink, the start-up iuvas medical has developed the modern drinking aid sippa.
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ITB therapy with Medtronic's baclofen pump

19.09.2019

In the case of severe spasticities, conventional medication may not be sufficient. An alternative is ITB therapy with the Medtronic Baclofen pump.
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No-tie shoelaces

19.09.2019

Tying shoes can be a challenge for people with disabilities. With the no-tie shoelaces from QuickShoeLace it is a quick and easy task. Hard to imagine how this works? See for yourself – in hall 4/F40!
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Assistive Robotics: 12 years of quality with Kinova

19.09.2019

It all started with a robotic arm. Nowadays the products of the Canadian company Kinova can perform many functions of a human arm. At REHACARE 2019, Kinova will give an insight into the high quality standards of assistive robotics.
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Stay well informed: New expert forums at REHACARE 2019

19.09.2019

Brand new and up-to-date – this is the forum PRODUCTS & NEWS @REHACARE. This means: On all four days of the trade fair the stage is set for the exhibitors and their latest products. Well proven, but for the first time with a new name, TREFFPUNKT REHACARE welcomes visitors this year to numerous lectures and panel discussions. In the expert forums everyone will find something they’re interested in.
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Auxiliary means: individual and effective

18.09.2019

Whether as a result of an accident, age or disability – there are many reasons why people use auxiliary means. In the exhibition halls of REHACARE 2019 visitors can expect a great variety of products. Here, everyone will find what they need.
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The ReWalkers are coming!

18.09.2019

There's a lot going on at ReWalk! At the stand in hall 4/A05 there will be daily live presentations of the exoskeleton – with personal success stories of the ReWalkers. It's worth stopping by!
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Helpers with four paws

18.09.2019

These dogs don't just look cute. Interested in what the animal helpers can do? Take a look at Rehahunde Deutschland in hall 6/C37 and Vita e.V. Assistenzhunde in hall 4/H40.
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Where the sticks are dancing - Dergin Tokmaks fabulous crutches

02.09.2019

Dergin Tokmak and Ossenberg GmbH met at REHACARE 2012. Since then they have been a good team. What makes the Stix crutches so special and what they have to endure, Tokmak and Andreas Fritz tell in our interview.
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"Assistive devices help to actively join the meal"

22.08.2019

There are various different kinds of auxiliary means at REHACARE. And the drinking and eating aids are definitely among the popular ones. With its assistive devices the company Assistive Innovations bv from the Netherlands wants to help people with different disabilities to become more independent with eating. CEO Arthur Blom tells REHACARE.com more about classic and new products.
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Accessible software: Assistive devices for blind people in the office

01.08.2019

The blind Conny Rippe has an office job where she organizes a lot and makes a lot of phone calls. This is made possible by the right assistive technology. In our report, she, her employer Regine Gessner and software manufacturer Hansjörg Lienert talk about the challenges and opportunities of everyday working life with visual impairment.
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WorkHopper: where sitting is a pleasure

01.08.2019

How often do we change our sitting position throughout the workday? People who don’t use wheelchairs can "stretch their legs" during a long day at the office. Unfortunately, that’s not a real option for wheelchair users. That's why the Dutch manufacturer O4 Wheelchairs has created the WorkHopper, a dynamic and ergonomic solution that’s specifically designed for the workplace.
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Self-determination thanks to eating and drinking aids

03.06.2019

There are many reasons why a person has trouble eating or drinking, including tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease or neurologic symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis. Eating independently without the need for help is a pervasive need in all of us. It is usually not an issue if we have the right tools.
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