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CUREosity GmbH

CUREosity and partners launch pilot project for virtual reality therapy

07/02/2024

Since February 1, 2024, the German health insurance company Techniker Krankenkasse has been reimbursing virtual reality therapy (VR therapy) with CUREO® in rehabilitation, making it the first health insurance company in Germany to make this modern therapy method available to its policyholders. The offer is initially aimed at patients of the Ambulanticum, which is the ideal partner for the project.
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STAPPONE

Rehabilitation: 6-minute walk test mandatory in Austria from 2024

22/01/2024

The 6-minute walk test is one of the standard assessments in rehabilitation in the fields of cardiology as well as pulmonology and has now also found its way into neurology. This easy test becomes even more efficient with stappone sensor soles and generates additional data with little additional effort.
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Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

ReWalk Robotics applauds Medicare Proposal for coverage of Personal Exoskeletons

07/08/2023

ReWalk Robotics supports CMS proposal to include personal exoskeletons in Medicare benefit category for braces, aiming to expedite coverage and improve access to innovative technologies for individuals with neurological conditions. Stakeholders have a 60-day comment period to provide feedback before the expected finalization of the rule in early November.
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Funke Medical GmbH

Turning and positioning aid MobiTurn® makes inpatient and home care easier

31/07/2023

Funke Medical GmbH has expanded its product range with the MobiTurn® turning and positioning aid, which can be used in inpatient and home care. The intelligent aid facilitates the repositioning of immobile patients and enables back-friendly care.
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Drive Medical GmbH & Co. KG

Everything about electric wheelchairs: advantages, models and properties

26/04/2023

Drive Medical GmbH & Co. KG provides information about any features of electric wheelchairs and compares them with manual wheelchairs. In doing so, it highlights the advantages and areas of application that make them important for people with limited mobility and their relatives.
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Image: A man in the ergoflix LX foldable electric wheelchair sits outside with a woman and a picnic basket; Copyright: ergoflix

ergoflix

Folding electric wheelchairs by ergoflix: adding more joy to life with the right mobility solution

18/04/2023

Autonomy instead of dependency, social inclusion instead of social isolation – that's the motto of ergoflix. Leveraging high levels of motivation and conviction, the medical equipment manufacturer is committed to making it easier to access smart and aesthetic mobility equipment. The company developed a series of foldable electric wheelchair models that promote an active and flexible lifestyle.
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Flexo-Handlaufsysteme GmbH

Tangible safety: self-determination thanks to Flexo handrail systems

23/02/2023

Code-compliant handrail systems provide safety and make stairs accessible and usable for more people. They help reduce fall risk, facilitate more mobility, and allow people to gain access to all rooms. Thanks to its work with older adults and people with disabilities, Flexo-Handlaufsysteme GmbH knows about potential barriers and has made it its mission to promote the self-determination of people.
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Photo: Lukas Gloßner smiling next to his new ReWalk Personal exoskeleton; Copyright: ReWalk Robotics GmbH

ReWalk Robotics GmbH

100th ReWalk Exoskeleton Supplied in Germany

25/07/2022

ReWalk Robotics announces the 100th placement in Germany with an exoskeleton. The 100th insured in Germany is Lukas Gloßner, who is happy about his ReWalk exoskeleton.
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davidpereiras

Auxiliary means industry: sustainable production, work and life

30/04/2022

The term "sustainability" has been on everyone's lips for some years now. Supermarkets advertise sustainable products, exchange platforms emphasize the sustainability of second-hand clothing, and disposable diapers are frowned upon by many young parents because of the mountains of trash they generate. But what is the actual situation in the medical and auxiliary means industry?
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Start-ups in the auxiliary aids industry

28/04/2022

Anyone visiting REHACARE on site will notice numerous small stands in addition to the larger stands of many established companies. Here you can often find new start-ups that want to expand the assistive technology sector with a fresh idea.
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PantherMedia / Jens Ickler

Disabled people risk being left in the cold in a sustainable energy future

05/01/2022

A new study reveals that disabled households in the Europe Union currently consume 10 per cent less energy than other households, as well as being 5 per cent more likely to experience energy poverty.
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University of Chicago

Prosthetics: stretchable pressure sensor could lead to better robotics

20/12/2021

In the future, soft robotic hands with advanced sensors could help diagnose and care for patients or act as more lifelike prostheses.
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Friedrichstadt-Palast; Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Small, smart, connected: hearing solutions and smart home applications

28/10/2021

The latest communication technology trends also affect hearing systems: These tiny hearing amplifiers are getting smarter and can sometimes be connected to other systems. REHACARE.com recaps the latest trends in hearing aid technology, explains the present limitations and explores other applications for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
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PantherMedia/vitaliy_sokol

The future of prosthetics is here thanks to Artificial Intelligence and bionic feedback

31/08/2021

There are many exciting advances in the field of prosthetics. REHACARE.com asked prosthetic manufacturers and experts about the latest medical and technical research in laboratories and discovered how prostheses quite literally learn from the user.
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ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

ReWalk enters supply contract with German health insurance company

10/03/2021

ReWalk Robotics, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of robotic medical devices for people with lower extremity disabilities, has entered into a contract with BKK Mobil Oil Insurance to provide ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton devices to its eligible beneficiaries with spinal cord injury.
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Photo: Mela Ikanovic and a ReWalker at the trade fair booth of ReWalk Robotics; Copyright: ReWalk Robotics

ReWalk Robotics

ReWalk Robotics: Optimal supply thanks to the latest robotic technology

10/06/2020

Rehabilitation and robotics increasingly go hand in hand. That’s why it is crucial to ensure the quality of robotic rehabilitation at any level. How important is it for companies like ReWalk Robotics to have the support of health insurance companies? REHACARE.com asked and also learned about the company’s future hopes for the industry.
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