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Photo: Detail of a man walking with the help of the ReWalk exoskeleton and crutches; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Germany's second-largest health insurer accepts preliminary ruling on ReWalk exoskeletons as direct disability compensation

30/11/2022

The health insurer BARMER accepts the second-instance ruling of the Federal Social Court North Rhine-Westphalia. This decision enables paraplegics in Germany to obtain exoskeletons as direct disability compensation on an easier pathway.
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Image: Mao Zhongwu holds up his gold medal and a bouquet of flowers; Copyright: Mao Zhongwu

Mao Zhongwu

Interview with Mao Zhongwu: Paralympics winner in skiing and inclusion ambassador

28/11/2022

Becoming a Paralympics champion after just five years of training – What sounds like a dream to many became true for Mao Zhongwu at this year's Winter Games in Beijing. In an interview with REHACARE Shanghai, he talks about his career path, how sports changed his life and his wishes for the future.
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Image: Parts of the app displayed on two smartphone displays, each giving a recommendation in terms of glucose level and exercise; Copyright: GLAICE

GLAICE

Physiologist from Bayreuth receives European Diabetes Research Award: New app enables safe exercise in type 1 diabetes

23/11/2022

A study at the University of Bayreuth is evaluating an app that has already been developed to enable people with type 1 diabetes to exercise safely. The aim is for people with type 1 diabetes to be able to exercise without fear of dysglycemia. Bayreuth physiologist Professor Othmar Moser receives a European Diabetes Research Award.
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Image: Hand opens case with wireless headphones; Copyright: koldunova

koldunova

Wireless earphones work as inexpensive hearing aids

21/11/2022

In a study conducted by the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, AirPods were tested as alternative hearing aids. The result was that the Aipods performed similarly to premium hearing aids in some aspects and could improve quality of life.
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Photo: Man wearing grip strengthening glove carbon hand watering an orchid ; Copyright: Bioservo Technologies AB

Bioservo Technologies AB

Carbonhand 2.0 approved as a medical device according to the EU-MDR

16/11/2022

The grip-strengthening glove Carbonhand® from Bioservo is now classified and approved as a medical device under the European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR). The grip strengthening glove gives people with limited hand function additional strength and endurance in their grip and is equipped with sensors at the fingertips.
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