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Lisa Nothelfer - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Lisa Nothelfer; linked to Lisa Nothelfer is talked about as the wheelchair basketball newcomer of the year in the second German Bundesliga South. The ambitious athlete switched to USC Munich this August. Her goal is to advance with her team in the first Bundesliga and to become German international player. Why she as a sportswoman nevertheless likes crème brûlée, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Lisa Nothelfer - That's How She Rolls - Read more

"We want nationwide rehabilitation therapy programs in Germany"

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[01/10/2014] Exercising and sports are good for your body and strengthen our self-regulating forces. Whether active people or provider – rehabilitation therapy is often not very clear to many people. And even physicians who prescribe rehabilitation therapy often also have some pending questions. A central contact point for could be a solution."We want nationwide rehabilitation therapy programs in Germany" - Read more

Sport can help multiple sclerosis patients

Photo: Women doing sports [01/10/2014] A study developed at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain) has preliminarily concluded that people with multiple sclerosis may reduce perceived fatigue and increase mobility through a series of combined strength training and fitness exercises. The student of the Master's Degree in Sports Performance and Health Ramón Jesús Gómez recently presented the conclusions of the study.Sport can help multiple sclerosis patients - Read more

REHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls

[29/09/2014] 51,250 experts and people affected gathered information about aids for self-determined living / Demographic development as an innovation driver / New information formats went down exceedingly wellREHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls - Read more

Ancient Chinese sports disciplines at the REHACARE

The ancient sports of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong brought relaxation and vitality to the Sport Center today. In the morning, the Qigong Group of the BSV Gut Frohnhof e.V from Cologne, Germany, showcased their discipline at the sports arena in Hall 7a. In the afternoon, it was the Tai Chi Chuan Group of the Lebenshilfe Oberhausen’s turn (English translation: Assisted Living Oberhausen).Ancient Chinese sports disciplines at the REHACARE - Read more

Riding across the REHACARE on three wheels

He is an old hand in the Sports Center: since 2009, Hans-Peter Durst has been visiting the REHACARE on a regular basis and introducing visitors to his type of sport. After his accident in 1994, the three-wheeler initially was just a means to an end to stay in touch. But then his competitive spirit awakened. Riding across the REHACARE on three wheels - Read more

"Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal"

Photo: Reinhard Schneider Whether you are young or old, have a disability or dementia – sports can contribute a lot to your general well-being. Respective organizations combine programs and activities and provide competent contacts. REHACARE.de spoke with Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, about sports and inclusion."Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal" - Read more

Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss

Photo: Elderly man and woman doing dumbbell training [07/07/2014] Researchers from Loughborough University have been involved in a research project looking at how older people with sight loss can engage in physical activity. The findings of the study were released by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, who called on leisure providers to make facilities and activities accessible and sight-loss friendly.Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss - Read more

"The skatepark is the perfect place for real world inclusion"

Photo: David Lebuser in a skatepark Whether it is Hamburg, Kassel or Dortmund – WheelchairMX (WCMX) is becoming more and more popular with active wheelchair users. David Lebuser, the first German professional WCMX skater, shows interested parties in workshops how they can safely move around in a skatepark. After the first well frequented courses in Germany and the Netherlands, now the idea is to expand."The skatepark is the perfect place for real world inclusion" - Read more

Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults?

Photo: Man with glasses looking at a smartphone [20/06/2014] Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function through proper diet and exercise.Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults? - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

Photo: Older men playing soccer [13/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

Together strong at the Special Olympics

Living inclusion – at the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called "intellectual disabilities") Special Olympics exactly this happened. People with and without disability compete together in athletic competitions and most of all enjoy sports and being together. REHACARE.de was on site.Together strong at the Special Olympics - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf

Self-confidence, success, appreciation – sports can cause many things. The athletes of Special Olympics Germany (SOD) know this from their own experience. From 19th to 23rd May the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“) take place in Düsseldorf. Get to know more in the current Topic of the Month May: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf.May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf - Read more

Special Olympics – The Most Important Information

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, bowling and a journalist have in common with the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“)? How do athletes stay healthy? And what exactly makes Special Olympics Germany (SOD) so special? Here is a brief overview.Special Olympics – The Most Important Information - Read more

Track and Field Athlete: “Of Course It’s also about Success“

Higher, faster, farther – this could be Sebastian Kröger’s motto for his athletic commitment. As a warehouse worker at the Norderstedter Werkstätten (English: Norderstedt Workshops), the 26-year-old finds his balance in numerous sports. After several successes, he is now participating in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Düsseldorf.Track and Field Athlete: “Of Course It’s also about Success“ - Read more

Unified Sports: Inclusion In and Through Sports

Major sporting events like the Paralympics are meant to direct the public’s focus on people with various disabilities. The athletes showcase their best athletic achievements. However, there are normally no joint sports in terms of inclusion. This is why one initiative during the Special Olympics Germany National Summer Games (SOD) is especially important: Unified Sports.Unified Sports: Inclusion In and Through Sports - Read more

Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age

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Photo: Man carries wood [25/04/2014] Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age - Read more

Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

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[17/03/2014] The making of the 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony and its legacy will be discussed in the latest Big Picture seminar from the University of Greenwich Business School.Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Customized Sit Skis for Athletes with Disability

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Photo: Athlete with prototype [19/02/2014] Given the avalanche of sponsorship deals offered to Olympic ski stars, it comes as no surprise that they compete using highly customized equipment. But up to now, the situation has been very different for even the top disabled athletes. Indeed, the development of equipment tailored to disabled competitors is still in its infancy.Customized Sit Skis for Athletes with Disability - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

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Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [16/12/2013] A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance.Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life - Read more

Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [08/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility - Read more

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [06/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with MS.Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Sports with Handicap: From the Clouds into the Halfpipe

Nothing is impossible. Not even in sports. They are floating through the air or demonstrating tricks in the halfpipe – Claudia Breidbach and David Lebuser show that their physical limitations will not stop them from being venturous in sports.Sports with Handicap: From the Clouds into the Halfpipe - Read more

October 2013: Sports for Everybody

Nothing is impossible. That is why disability and age do not automatically mean that you cannot do any sports anymore. You often simply have to find the right kind of sport for yourself. Why a man with Multiple Sclerosis chooses climbing and which possibilities of sport older people have, you get to know in our Topic of the Month October: Sports for Everybody.October 2013: Sports for Everybody - Read more

Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports”

Falko Nettekoven always aimed high. Not even the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) could stop him. To him, climbing is the best form of therapy. That is the reason why he has been searching for a climbing group for handicapped people near Cologne for a long time. Someday he was fed up with searching and decided to form such a group himself.Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports” - Read more

You Are Never too Old for Sports

Being healthy! That’s what many elderly people wish. They also know that sport and exercise have a great influence on the physical well-being. What’s left is the decision, which form of sport is the right one for you.You Are Never too Old for Sports - Read more

Dreams Come True in Turkey

In Turkey it is often not easy for teenagers with disabilities to fulfill their dreams. The support from the polity is missing. The project Dreams Academy tries with music and art to change something in the heads of the society – and to fulfill some teenagers’ wishes.Dreams Come True in Turkey - Read more

Golden Movie Experience at REHACARE 2013

The documentary movie „GOLD – You can do more than you think“ shows the story of three Paralympic athletes on their way to the Paralympics 2012 in London. You can watch the German movie on all trade fair days at the REHACARE 2013 in Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD South, room 1.Golden Movie Experience at REHACARE 2013 - Read more

Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise

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Photo: Elderly woman exercising [02/09/2013] Although exercise may significantly promote healthy aging, many older adults remain sedentary. Based on a study conducted in the Gerontology Research Center at the University of Jyväskylä, one reason for this may lie behind older adults’ personal goals.Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise - Read more

Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss

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Photo: Athletes [29/07/2013] A team of audiologists from the University of Southampton have been chosen to assess the levels of hearing loss of sportsmen and women competing at the Deaflympics for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss - Read more

Turkey: When Dreams Come True…

Dancing, painting or taking pictures – almost everybody has an unfulfilled dream he or she would like to follow. In Turkey indeed, it is often not easy for teenagers with disabilities to fulfill their dreams. The support from the polity is missing. The project Dreams Academy tries with music and art to change something in the heads of the society – and to fulfill some teenagers’ wishes.Turkey: When Dreams Come True… - Read more

Soccer Training Improves Heart Health of Men with Type 2 Diabetes

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Photo: Men playing soccer [31/05/2013] Soccer training improves heart function, reduces blood pressure and elevates exercise capacity in patients with type 2 diabetes. Soccer training also reduces the need for medication.Soccer Training Improves Heart Health of Men with Type 2 Diabetes - Read more

Paralympics Changed People’s Perceptions of Disability and Disabled Sport

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Photo: Athlete with leg prosthesis [06/05/2013] The London 2012 Paralympic Games led to greater confidence and less anxiety in talking about disability and disabled sport, a Bournemouth University (BU) study has found. Paralympics Changed People’s Perceptions of Disability and Disabled Sport - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Phto: Handbiker in action; linked to [05/12/2012] Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Photo: sports man with hand bike; linked to [21/11/2012] More functionality and comfort for wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers. Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots

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[03/09/2012] Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic movement is as empowering as its benevolent image.Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots - Read more

Paralympic Games: Creating an Equal Playing Field

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[29/08/2012] Vancouver-based clinician and researcher Andrei Krassioukov is packing for the Paralympic games in London. Rather than packing sports equipment, he has a suitcase full of advanced scientific equipment funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation that he will use to monitor the cardiovascular function of athletes with spinal cord injuries.Paralympic Games: Creating an Equal Playing Field - Read more

“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise

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[10/08/2012] Active video games (AVGs), also known as "exergames", are not the perfect solution to the nation's sedentary ways, but they can play a role in getting some people to be more active. Researchers say that most of the AVGs provide only "light-to-moderate" intensity physical activity.“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise - Read more

August 2012: Paralympics 2012

Whether with just one leg or one arm, paralysed, blind or hard of hearing – that’s quite immaterial at the Paralympic Games. What matters is the performance of the athletes. From 29th August to 09th September 2012, 4200 disabled athletes from 160 nations fight in London for the medals in favour. Read more in our Topic of the Month: Paralympics 2012.August 2012: Paralympics 2012 - Read more

Paralympics 2012: Who? Where? What? Why?

Rowing, cycling and wheelchair basketball – everyone who is sports-mad will find something interesting when the Paralympic Summer Games will be opened on 29th of August in London. REHACARE.de has summarised the most important information concerning the Paralympics.Paralympics 2012: Who? Where? What? Why? - Read more

Roll’n’Ball at the Paralympics 2012: „We Give Everything and Do Our Best”

Wheelchair basketball has always been his cup of tea. Even as a pedestrian Dirk Passiwan liked doing this fast sport. Since he has been diagnosed with arthritis he supports the German national team with his effort – like four years ago in Beijing he also this time takes part in the Paralympic Games in London.Roll’n’Ball at the Paralympics 2012: „We Give Everything and Do Our Best” - Read more

Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries

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[08/06/2012] Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk. He is training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries - Read more

Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People

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[06/06/2012] A study of Gary Brosvic of Rider University, New Jersey has shown that taking part in a Tai Chi exercise programme reduced the number of falls and increased mobility in a group of senior citizens in assisted living in the United States.Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People - Read more

Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility

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[20/04/2012] An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users has brought the traditional Chinese martial and healing arts to people with ambulatory impairment, thanks to the technology and program developed by Zibin Guo of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility - Read more

The BT Paralympic World Cup in May

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[02/03/2012] The BT Paralympic World Cup will take place in Manchester from 22-26 May 2012. The best elite international athletes will descend upon Manchester to compete in this crucial build-up event just 100 days before the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The BT Paralympic World Cup in May - Read more

New Swimming Classification Programme Launched

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[02/01/2012] International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming and its education partner, the IPC Academy launched an online programme designed to be the first step on a pathway for anyone considering becoming a Classifier in the sport.New Swimming Classification Programme Launched - Read more

Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home"

No matter whether it is basketball or musicals – the son of Ulrike Putze gets enthusiastic about big events of every kind. So she tries to allow him visiting such events over and over again. Nothing unusual? Maybe at least a little bit: Tim is bound to a wheelchair on account of a multiple disability.Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home" - Read more

Netherlands: IPC Officially Certifies ParaGamesBreda

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[28/09/2011] The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has officially certified the ParaGamesBreda (PGB), which will attract 3,000 athletes from more than 40 countries to the Netherlands from 6 till 9 October 2011.Netherlands: IPC Officially Certifies ParaGamesBreda - Read more

Aerobic Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Dementia

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[12/09/2011] Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of dementia and slow the condition's progression once it starts, reported a Mayo Clinic study. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy against dementia.Aerobic Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Dementia - Read more

New Wheelchair Tennis Tour Set to Roll in 2012

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[02/09/2011] The summer of tennis is about to get even hotter with the new-look Australian Wheelchair Tennis Tour on the calendar for January 2012. New Wheelchair Tennis Tour Set to Roll in 2012 - Read more

Reducing Pain: Yoga Boosts Stress-busting Hormone

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[19/08/2011] A new study by York University researchers finds that practicing yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia.Reducing Pain: Yoga Boosts Stress-busting Hormone - Read more

2012: Brands Hatch Is Paralympic Road Cycling Venue

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[08/06/2011] Brands Hatch near Sevenoaks, Kent, will host the Paralympic Road Cycling events which will take place from 5 to 8 September 2012.2012: Brands Hatch Is Paralympic Road Cycling Venue - Read more

IPC Swimming Europeans Set to Be Biggest Ever

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[23/05/2011] The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championship is set to be the biggest yet with 39 countries set to send swimmers to Berlin, Germany to compete. It will start on Sunday 3 July 2011.IPC Swimming Europeans Set to Be Biggest Ever - Read more

Spectacular Opening Ceremony for IPC World Championships

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[06/04/2011] Around 4,000 guests and spectators, coaches and athletes from 13 countries attended a spectacular Opening Ceremony to mark the start of the International Paralympic Committee Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.Spectacular Opening Ceremony for IPC World Championships - Read more

Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer

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[11/02/2011] Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen have developed an intelligent assistance system designed to motivate you towards more exercise while providing advice in the form of exercise pointers.Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer - Read more

UK: Ice Sledge Hockey Celebrates 30 Years

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[10/01/2011] 2011 marks the 30 year anniversary of Ice Sledge Hockey in the UK and to mark the anniversary the British Sledge Hockey Association (BSHA) has planned a number of events.UK: Ice Sledge Hockey Celebrates 30 Years - Read more

Sports Associations

Looking for information on leagues, results and events in handicapped sports? Our list of national and international organisations for handicapped athletes is a good starting point. Sports Associations - Read more

 
 

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