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Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people

Graphic: symbolic figures for equality [15/08/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a series of four videos entitled "Think Different, Think Equal" to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe. Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people - Read more

Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Elwira Szyca; linked to [13/08/2014] An active life without standstill. Elwira Szyca lives this philosophy to the fullest. Her dream is to design her aids individually according to her preferences and needs to enjoy her life even more. Elwira Szyca prefers to travel by train. And she always keeps her destination in mind. On REHACARE.com she talks about why she also likes to omit a stop. Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

Photo: Person using a laptop outside [13/08/2014] The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder - Read more

Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Birgit Kalwitz; linked to [06/08/2014] Birgit Kalwitz is one of ten women with a rare muscle disorder worldwide who gave birth to a child. Her daughter ist her pride and joy. On REHACARE.de she talks about her dream to appear in a TV-serie called "In aller Freundschaft" and therewith be able to show our society what a self-determined life can look like. Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence

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Graphic: Smartphone measures cardiac frequency [04/08/2014] Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms.Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

[01/08/2014] Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

[01/08/2014] Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

Photo: Elderly man with a smartphone [01/08/2014] A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits.Smartphones as a health tool for older adults - Read more