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Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes

Photo: Elderly people talking with each other [19/08/2014] Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes - Read more

Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Elwira Szyca; linked to 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

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

Photo: Gadget for the blind [08/08/2014] People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs - Read more

Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Birgit Kalwitz; linked to 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

Design (Dis)ability Results

Photo: People in wheel chairs [06/08/2014] An international creative challenge aiming at the design of fashion accessory equipment for physically disabled people who use a wheelchair to get around was launched by RogLab, in collaboration with YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap, in their call for "DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY". Design (Dis)ability Results - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

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

Live Coverage REHACARE 2014

Also this year we will offer you different videos, photo galleries and editorial news from the REHACARE 2014.Live Coverage REHACARE 2014 - Read more

Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/08/2014] How can I find my way back home? Who helps me in an emergency? Such questions lead to the fact that people with mild dementia retrench themselves and also restrict in the way they live their lives. Yet a mobile assistance system could help them to participate in life in an active and independent way.Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right" - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

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

Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license

Being mobile and flexible is very important for people with disabilities. A driver’s license and an individually customized car offer autonomy and therefor can be the optimum solution.Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license - Read more

 
 

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