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Culture Inclusive: a bridge between cultural enjoyment and inclusion

The cultural landscape is changing because inclusive services are becoming increasingly important. Until now, there was a lack of information to comprehensively implement the notion of inclusion. The Culture Inclusive project offers assistance: you can find information about inclusive cultural institutions on a cultural map that can be filtered by disability criteria. Culture Inclusive: a bridge between cultural enjoyment and inclusion - Read more

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 2015 A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. REHACARE.com spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides."The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children" - Read more

NIH funds development of robots to improve quality of life

Photo: Preschooler with robot [04/12/2015] As part of the National Robotics Initiative, the National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots. Two of the robots will improve health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the third will serve as a social companion for children that inspires curiosity and teaches the importance of hard work and determination.NIH funds development of robots to improve quality of life - Read more

Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China

Photo: School class in rural China [27/11/2015] As part of the research project 'Rural Education Action Program' (REAP), the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) studied how the children's ability to see affects their performance at school and suggested ways to implement vision care.Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China - Read more

EziSmart makes smartphones more accessible for the elderly

Photo: EziSmart smartphone case [25/11/2015] The elderly may find that using a smartphone is difficult and incomprehensible, while people with disabilities may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way – and has found a solution to the problem. His invention is a smartphone case equipped with physical buttons.EziSmart makes smartphones more accessible for the elderly - Read more

Teaching the blind to draw – and do STEM

Photo: Raised line graphics produced by a newly developed printer can mimic conventional math worksheets [06/11/2015] University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer that will translate conventional graphics to raised-line versions for the blind they are able to read and interact with.Teaching the blind to draw – and do STEM - Read more

Smart rollators support independent living among the elderly

Photo: Researcher with rollator [21/10/2015] VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has made the traditional rollator smart by retrofitting it with sensors and digital software that analyse user's physical condition and daily activities. This allows the device to collect useful information on user's daily rhythm, walking distances, duration and speed of walking, in addition to hand grip strength.Smart rollators support independent living among the elderly - Read more

Accessible holiday – Interview with Munich Projects

Mobility and accessibility are very important for people with disability and senior citizens – not only in everyday life, but also on vacation. At REHACARE 2015, we are talking to Mr. Kirsch and Mr. Yalçın from the Munich ProjectsGmbH about vacation in Turkey.Accessible holiday – Interview with Munich Projects - Read more

Helping children to move - Interview with Volaris Deutschland GmbH

Mobility and freedom of movement are very important for children. At REHACARE 2015, we ask Mr Schmitz from the Volaris Deutschland GmbH what is important for mobility aids for children.Helping children to move - Interview with Volaris Deutschland GmbH - Read more

Braille mobile – Interview with dot Inc.

The young company dot Inc. presents a wearable device for visually impaired people at REHACARE 2015 that helps to make Braille accessible.Braille mobile – Interview with dot Inc. - Read more

 
 

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