Wheelchair eye control | REHACARE | Print | Deutsch
Photo: REHACARE header with the logo of the trade fair and the new date
  Controlling the wheelchair with the eyes  
  Dear Sir or Madam,

How is movement made possible when the body is unable to do so without assistive devices? The MyEcc Pupil can help: People who are unable to move on their own can use the sensor glasses to move their power wheelchair or a robotic gripper arm. We asked the manufacturer HomeBrace how exactly the small sensor in the glasses works.

Have a nice week!

Kyra Molinari
Editorial Team REHACARE.com
 
 
Graphic: 6 to 9 October 2021, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany
 
 
»   Improving sleep in visually impaired athletes
»   Jörg Dommershausen – That's how he rolls
»   Prosthetic limb: Reconnecting muscle pairs gives more sensory feedback
»   Communal activities boost rehabilitation for older adults
»   Labor force participation of people with disabilities in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and stumbling blocks
»   Decubitus therapy systems developed by experts
»   Mobility: Securing wheelchairs better with new retractor system
»   Sensor glasses: Move the wheelchair independently with your eyes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Improving sleep in visually impaired athletes
Research & Health
 
 
Image: a blind female athlete and her sighted colleague; Copyright:Jörg Farys, Die Projektoren | Gesellschaftsbilder.de
 
Sleep is very important for athletes, and sleep loss can affect physical performance and cognitive ability. But now, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have identified the prevalence of sleep disorders in visually impaired athletes, as well as specific risk factors associated with lower sleep quality.
» Click here for the news
 
 
 
 
 
Jörg Dommershausen – That's how he rolls
How we roll
Photo: a man with a grey suit is leaning against a white wall – Jörg Dommershausen; Copyright: Peer Klausing
Jörg Dommershausen takes comprehensive care of his clients: He helps those affected to cope with changed circumstances in their professional and private lives after serious accidents. In addition to his counselling services, Dommershausen also produces two (German) podcasts and a guide. What is indispensable for his work with his clients and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
» Click here for the current interview
» Click here for all interviews in our section "How we roll"
 
 
 
 
 
Prosthetic limb: Reconnecting muscle pairs gives more sensory feedback
Research & Health
 
 
Image: an arm with many electrodes attached to it; Copyright: MIT
 
MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their "phantom limb" is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction of limb pain, the researchers say.
» Click here for the news
 
 
 
 
 
Communal activities boost rehabilitation for older adults
Research & Health
 
 
Image: an old man watering some flowers in a park; Copyright: Tohoku University
 
A group of researchers has developed a new program showing participation and activity is critical for the rehabilitation of older adults in long-term care.
» Click here for the news
 
 
 
 
 
Labor force participation of people with disabilities in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and stumbling blocks
All about REHACARE
Photo: Employee with crutches in the entrance area of the company headquarters/office building; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Boehringer Ingelheim, Gesellschaftsbilder.de
Not many of us are lucky enough to find our dream job and stay in it until the day we retire. Sometimes this might be due to health and medical reasons, which could necessitate occupational rehabilitation. If people have a severe disability, Germany’s Federal Integration Offices, or Inclusion Offices along with the pension insurance providers are the responsible authorities.
» Click here for the interview
 
 
 
 
 
Decubitus therapy systems developed by experts
Auxiliary Means
 
 
Image: a silver factory of Funke Medical; Copyright: Funke Medical AG
 
Due to its special corporate and personnel policy, the Funke Medical AG is one of the leading German manufacturers of decubitus therapy systems. The medium-sized company is specialised in the development of medical foam products in the highest quality levels.
» Click here for the news
 
 
 
 
 
Mobility: Securing wheelchairs better with new retractor system
Auxiliary Means
 
 
Image: three occupant and wheelchair restraint systems; Copyright: AMF-Bruns GmbH & Co. KG
 
AMF-Bruns manufactured the world’s first retractor 4-point system for wheelchairs and their occupants in the 1970s. At the beginning of 2021, the European market leader for wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions introduces a new generation of the PROTEKTOR occupant and wheelchair restraint system and sets a new standard in safety, design, and functionality.
» Click here for the news
 
 
 
 
 
Sensor glasses: Move the wheelchair independently with your eyes
We asked ...
Photo: a man is sitting in a power wheelchair, he is wearing glasses; Copyright: HomeBraceGermany UG
The eyes play an important role in everyday communication, for example in recognising facial expressions. But for people with severely limited mobility, the eye makes much more possible: Equipped with the MyEcc Pupil, they can move their power wheelchair or a robotic arm independently. How do the glasses make all this possible? REHACARE.com asked Managing Director Thomas Rosner.
» Click here for the article
 
 
 
  f   t   y   in   i  
 
 
 
 
 
Messe Düsseldorf