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"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

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Photo: Nicole Seifert [23/07/2015] Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others."Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair" - Read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

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Photo: Man using the measuring device [17/07/2015] A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking - Read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Photo: A participant sits during the brain polyphony demo [15/07/2015] Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions.Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy - Read more

Seeing the world through assistive glasses

Photo: ADAMAAS glasses being used [03/07/2015] A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations.Seeing the world through assistive glasses - Read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

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Photo: Roboter with picture of a patient on it [01/07/2015] Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use.Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts - Read more

Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients

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Photo: Insulin patch [24/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients - Read more

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

Photo: Man and woman fine-tuning a hearing aid [22/06/2015] More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves - Read more

First human with prosthetic leg that can feel

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Photo: Man with prothesis and a bike [15/06/2015] An Austrian team of researchers has successfully fitted a human being with a leg prosthesis that sends feelings to its wearer. The study results indicate that it greatly increases safety when in motion.First human with prosthetic leg that can feel - Read more

"Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility"

Going to the movies at night or for a beer at the pub around the corner – participation as equal members of society is defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and many persons with disabilities view this as a given. In many areas of life, participation is also tied to mobility. Persons of short stature have very different approaches to this."Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility" - Read more

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

Photo: Man with communication system [29/05/2015] The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions.Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy - Read more

 
 

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