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Philipp Fauck / FLP Media

Putting an end to back pain – thanks to exoskeletons

20.11.2023

Whether professional nursing staff or family caregivers – back pain is a widespread phenomenon among people who care for others. With the BionicBack, the companies Help Tech GmbH and hTRIUS GmbH want to provide an assistive device that relieves the back and prevents back pain. REHACARE.com spoke with Carolin Mühle from Help Tech about the exoskeleton and the challenges in today's care.
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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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envato/StudioVK

Digitization and robotics in the assistive technology industry

26.06.2023

The topics of digitization and robotics are becoming increasingly tangible for us and, in many cases, they enrich our lives. They also offer a great support for people with disabilities. Speech computers can give people without the ability to speak a voice again, apps improve the effectiveness of hearing aids and care robots are already helping within retirement and nursing homes.
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cait00sith/envatoelements

Medical Equipment Group (HQIB) acquires DERON

19.06.2023

MEG Medical Equipment GmbH ("Medical Equipment Group"), parent company of Funke Medical GmbH ("Funke Medical"), acquires 100% of the shares of Deron B.V., Lima B.V. and Connect Foam Care B.V. (collectively "DERON"). The acquisition is supported by Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH ("HQIB"), majority shareholder of Medical Equipment Group.
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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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Showerbuddy

5 ways to make a home easier for elderly people

08.03.2023

The transition from elderly people being fully independent to needing a bit of help is often gradual. Sometimes the signs aren’t obvious nor are these people actively seeking out help. But in order to keep them safe in their own home, we need to proactively take some steps to make daily tasks easier.
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Showerbuddy

Benefits of working closely with an occupational therapist

01.03.2023

The occupational therapist is an important piece of the puzzle for anyone who experiences a significant mobility impairment. Their job is to assess and plan ways to help their client conduct daily activities and maintain the lifestyle they want with as little stress as possible.
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envato/LightFieldStudios

Dementia: playfully maintaining mental strength

13.02.2023

Dementia is a progressive disease and ultimately cannot be cured by any therapy. Although there are medicinal approaches that are supposed to keep brain performance, no active substance has yet been found that would revolutionize the therapy. It is therefore all the more important to preserve the patients' functional abilities for as long as possible after diagnosis.
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envato/LightFieldStudios

Living with dementia: practical tools make daily living easier

13.02.2023

Forgetfulness is often one of the first recognizable signs of dementia. In its early stages, the condition initially affects short-term memory and gradually progresses to more long-term memory loss. Yet there are many accompanying symptoms that make daily living for people with dementia challenging.
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IndeeLift

IndeeLift: Human lifting tools for greater independence

19.01.2023

IndeeLift offers human lifting tools that provide greater independence and safety for people with mobility impairment and their caregivers. It is a device that helps caregivers lift, transfer and transport patients in acute, post-acute, long-term and home care environments. At the same time, it can support people who live alone.
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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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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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Ottobock

Preventing work-related injuries: exoskeletons curb repetitive stress injuries

28.07.2022

Lifting boxes above head height, repositioning a bedridden patient, or assembling heavy components in production - many work-related activities go along with monotonous postures or repetitive lifting. Exoskeletons can reduce strain and prevent long-term musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses.
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PantherMedia/ridofranz

Textiles: clothing in care

02.04.2022

There are more than four million people in need of care in Germany, and for every one of them there are one or more caregivers. Discussions about their situation often focus on the right equipment, such as care beds, walkers or drinking cups. But one factor for pleasant and professional care is often forgotten – clothing.
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Etac AB

HoverMatt reduces work-related injuries for caregivers

31.01.2022

HoverMatt air-assisted transfer system facilitates patient care and reduces work-related injuries for caregivers, which contributes to a higher standard of care.
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trivida®

Reinventing the wheelchair wheel: greater independence with trivida®

09.12.2021

Nobody expects the reinvention of the wheel and yet that is exactly what P+L Innovations GmbH has accomplished. In this REHACARE.com interview, the company’s managing director, Dr. Christine Pflaumbaum, tells us what makes trivida® so unique, explains the benefits of a detachable wheelchair wheel and gives us insights into the development process.
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PantherMedia/Dmyrto_Z

The digitization of care: Key to greater transparency and efficiency

06.10.2020

The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has been a global stress test and underscored the fact that digitization has not yet reached all sectors in Germany. Healthcare turns out to be an area that still has a lot of catching up to do. REHACARE.com spoke the managing directors of the opta data Gruppe about the challenges and opportunities of a comprehensive approach to digitization in this sector.
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beta-web

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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Modern rehabilitation: Tailored to the individual patient and assisted by robots

02.05.2018

Rehabilitation is the silent hero of the healthcare system. Whether it’s artificial cruciate ligaments after a sports injury, a permanent disability after an accident or recovery after a stroke – no matter whether a condition is reversible or not, rehabilitation tries its best to prepare people for a self-determined life and make participation a reality again.
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