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Highlights of REHACARE 2019
What did the Market of Opportunities have to offer this year?
To overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic, sports clubs and associations had to get creative. Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia e. V., knows about the future challenges disability sports face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on sports associations.
A wheelchair should fit your needs and support your life wherever it may take you. In theory, you can find the perfect model from many available options. But for one group of people, the choices are more limited – children. Meanwhile, they are the ones in dire need of assistive technology that helps them play with their friends and fosters their independence.
Not many of us are lucky enough to find our dream job and stay in it until the day we retire. Sometimes this might be due to health and medical reasons, which could necessitate occupational rehabilitation. If people have a severe disability, Germany’s Federal Integration Offices, or Inclusion Offices along with the pension insurance providers are the responsible authorities.
They used to have an image problem. But now, rollators or walkers, are anything but boring or stuffy. For many, they are treasured state-of-the-art companions for everyday life and a way to express their personality.
Whether it’s activities in the water, snow or at home – exercise is a great way to boost your health and feel better. A wide range of assistive technology also makes this an option for people with physical disabilities or mild dementia. Some of these tools allow users to enjoy sports in spectacular, beautiful backdrops – in both winter and summer.
Off the soccer field, professional footballer Lionel Messi is known for his commercials for Pepsi, Lay's or Dolce & Gabbana. Now he has also become the brand ambassador for OrCam MyEye and shines a bright light on this unique assistive technology. Why did the two decide to form this rather unusual partnership?
Years of business expertise, in-house production, and new personnel competency – the Motion Solutions GmbH is well-positioned to withstand the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic and continues to offer its customers the best service. CEO Gierse discusses the role products like the COSEAT and EasyStand play in this setting and reveals the expectations the moso team has for the future.
From the valley to the hut in a wheelchair – and no shuttle bus or mountain railway required. Wheelchair manufacturer Sunrise Medical teamed up with various partners as part of a joint initiative to turn this idea into a reality.
Going on new adventures with the whole family is fun for everybody. At least, if the necessary assistive devices meet the needs of their users. So does Joëlette Kid – the new all-terrain chair by Ferriol-Matrat. In an interview with REHACARE.com, Alison-Lore Bourget told us about the special features and how especially the children react to their new possibilities.
Simple, ergonomic, reliable – the multifunctional handles, ACCEL BIKE and ACCEL QUAD, enable improved participation in a mobile and self-determined life. What the two solutions have in common and yet differ, Pierre Gouraud, International Sales of Sojadis Equipement, reveals in an interview with REHACARE.com.
Solid and adapted – this is how auxiliary means for competitive sports such as wheelchair basketball should be. That's why EXTRA wheelchairs from Turkey offers made to measure sports wheelchairs to professional sports people. REHACARE.com talked to Demirhan Serefhan, Managing Director of EXTRA, about the importance of customization and valuable feedback directly from the basketball court.
Since May 2020, the sibling support of the Angelika Reichelt Kinder- und Jugendhospizes Joshuas Engelreich (English: Angelika Reichelt Children and Youth Hospice) has been taking place in the newly created so called Geschwisterinsel (English: Sibling Island). You can gain a small insight in our photo gallery.
Not making happiness dependent on external circumstances or other people and believing that the best is yet to come – that is Silke Pan's recipe for success. What the sport is an expression of, why she would like to ride on the back of a dragon from literature and how she rolls otherwise, she told us at REHACARE.com.
When you are disabled and/or chronically ill, self-acceptance is an important step in dealing with yourself and your disability – or in Antonia Feistenauer's case, her disabilities and diseases. What or who helps her in everyday life, what – on the other hand – would help society in dealing with disabilities, she told REHACARE.com.
Georg Kreiter was immediately taken with the speed and freedom of monoskiing when he first tried the sport for himself in 2006. Although he ended his sports career two years ago, he can't get away from monoskiing. He tells REHACARE.com what else is part of a good day for him besides sports and how he rolls otherwise.
Florian Lutz listens carefully to people with disabilities when it comes to making their lives more self-determined. As a rehab consultant, he is on the road around Göppingen – and on the internet: There, inspired by his daily work, he presents aids for people with disabilities. What he thinks aid manufacturers need to consider in development and how he otherwise rolls, he tells on REHACARE.com.
Somehow you always get there, sometimes it just takes a little longer. Marie Stock can tell you a thing or two about it: She wore seven corsets over the years until she had her scoliosis surgically corrected. Today she uses her new mobility for cycling. What this has to do with the biggest challenge of her life and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
I am here, we are here, and the world should know it – with this message, the World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6 should not only draw more attention to the disease. It is also intended to raise awareness of the fact that there is still a lot of catching up to do in terms of the participation of people with cerebral palsy in many areas of society.
The Paralympic Games in Tokyo were different than originally planned – not only for the athletes, but also for the technicians and other experts who helped turn the Tokyo athletic event into a success. Daniel Anlauf was on location as a technician of Ottobock – the official technical service partner of the Paralympics.
The overall goal of rehabilitation is to – literally – get patients (back) on their feet and provide professionally guided training to regain mobility and strength. However, some people find walking on a treadmill boring after a while.
Dogs are not only popular pets, but in some cases they also do important work: Assistance dogs trained for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not only a physical companion in everyday life, but above all must also be a psychological support. The association Rehahunde Deutschland e.V. trains such dogs. This year it celebrated its 15th anniversary.
Some aids may play a minor role in life, but they make everyday life much easier. These include products from iuvas medical: on the one hand, the transparent mask miama, which makes communication in the pandemic clearer. On the other hand, the sippa drinking aid, in which the contents are kept constantly at the top by a membrane so that people with dysphagia can swallow more easily.
Even dogs have to go to school. At the WZ Hundezentrum in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, service dogs are trained for their upcoming everyday work and learn everything that is necessary during the three and a half years of training. How exactly the right puppies are selected for this demanding task and what they have to learn, we from REHACARE.com had them show us.
For people with disabilities in particular, having their own vehicle is incredibly important for their mobility. Whether behind the wheel themselves or for the safe transportation of people with disabilities – the conversion industry always has suitable solutions at the ready. We asked our exhibitors what innovative and new products they have in their portfolio in terms of mobility.
New UC Davis MIND Institute research suggests that telehealth evaluation could help improve access to care for infants with an elevated likelihood of autism. The study found that telehealth approaches in the first year of life could help families facing barriers to care such as geographic distance and long waitlists and aid in early diagnosis and intervention.
According to WHO estimates, there are up to half a million new paraplegic patients in the world every year. Accidents are often the cause. But other conditions can also limit mobility, making patients dependent on a wheelchair, orthoses or functional electrical stimulation.
The images of prosthesis wearers Johannes Floors and Léon Schäfer sprinting and jumping their way to medals in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo are still fresh in our minds. At Ottobock Talent Days at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Floors and Schäfer shared their enthusiasm and motivation with the Paralympic athletes of tomorrow.
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a research project by Ottobock. The BMBF is investing in health tech, a key field for the future, and is supporting SITiN – a joint project launched by Ottobock’s wheelchair segment, Human Mobility. In partnership with TU Dresden University, the goal is to develop an "intelligent seat for young wheelchair users".
A University of Houston biomedical engineer has been awarded $2.8 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to improve the control of robotic limbs and provide natural sensory feedback from robotic prosthetics to amputees.
Boston is the backdrop for a big celebration as the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) hosted the 25th award ceremony for the Howard R. Thranhardt Award. This year marks the third time that Dr Andreas Hahn, Ottobock's Director of Global Clinical Research, received the award.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in adults worldwide. Rehabilitative therapy is currently one of the best options that patients have to help regain lost motor function. While several studies over recent decades have pointed to the benefits of starting therapy within 6 months after a stroke, there is debate among the medical community regarding how intensive it should be.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings published in Science Robotics.
Pride Mobility is excited to expand their travel mobility lineup with the new Go-Go® Endurance Li. What sets the Endurance Li apart from other scooters is the incorporation of lithium-ion batteries. The standard lithium-ion battery is an airline-approved 8 amp hour battery pack. Customers can also purchase a 16 amp hour MAXX lithium battery to enjoy greater range per charge.
The Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo offered the perfect opportunity to look to the future and celebrate: The global partnership between med-tech company Ottobock and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has been extended until 2032.
Anyone who drives a car with a joystick, accelerator-brake slider or handheld device may occasionally lack a third hand to quickly and, above all, safely operate the turn signal, windshield wiper or other secondary functions of the vehicle. To prevent this from happening, there is the so-called multifunctional rotary knob.
Both the Jazzy EVO 613 and Jazzy EVO 613Li models share many of the same features including mid-wheel drive, a 300-pound weight capacity, a new captain's seat, 13-inch drive tires with a turning radius of 22 inches, Active Trac® Suspension and multiple matte color-through shroud options.
The Paralympic Games served to kick-start the #WeThe15 movement. Here, the International Paralympic Committee, the Invictus Games Foundation, the Special Olympics and the ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) have joined forces for the first time ever. Their common goal is to draw public attention to the position of people with disabilities in society.
Ottobock opened a new customer experience centre in Bad Oeynhausen. They designed the expansive site to house a showroom with personal consulting, workshop and training rooms. This mix will give athletes who come for treatment the opportunity for an interactive experience. They can test drive their customised wheelchair right there, with professionals at hand to make any necessary adjustments.