A central focus of the upcoming REHAB 2022 – European Trade Fair for Rehabilitation, Therapy, Care and Inclusion – is the Marketplace Mobility & Everyday Aids.
As a platform for exchange between manufacturers, specialist dealers, therapists, doctors, nurses, service providers and associations as well as people with disabilities and relatives, REHAB (23rd to 25th to 25th June 2022) firmly anchored in the industry’s calendar and has established itself in the 2-year cycle as the most important platform for high-quality mobility aids and children’s aids from Germany and other European countries.
In order to bridge the waiting time until the on-site event, the REHAB Neuheiten-Center ONLINE constantly updates the latest products of the exhibitors. One focus is on solutions for people with reduced mobility. Personal and self-determined mobility is an essential prerequisite for social participation. It enables people with disabilities to live a self-determined life and contributes to their personal and social development. An excerpt of these novelties:
Wheelchair accessories expand the range of action
With Trivida, P+L Innovations presents the world’s first bike at REHAB, which enables maximum accessibility and a change of position from and to wheelchair. By removing the upper segment of the wheel, the lateral transfer from the wheelchair to an external seat is possible and vice versa. Thus, the physical burden for those affected, relatives and nursing staff decreases significantly.
Tetra Equipment also presents a new product with the Loopwheel. The suspension wheelchair wheel with carbon springs and specially developed wheel hubs absorbs vibrations and shocks and makes it easier to overcome thresholds, bumps and curbs. This can reduce pain, spasticity or fatigue.
With the e-motion DuoDrive from Alber, wheelchair users can travel longer distances without pushing the gripping tire. In addition to the known residual power support, a permanent driving function can be activated and controlled as a second operating mode via the wireless control unit. Similar to a cruise control, the speed is maintained – even on slopes up to 10%. Thus, the wheelchair has two types of drive, between which you can switch spontaneously at any time and as needed powerful paired with driving pleasure – this is what the new wheelchair puller Empulse F55 from Sunrise Medical promises. Thanks to the possibility of stepless adjustment of angles and heights, the weight is shifted to the front wheel and thus increases traction and maneuverability. The tractor is compatible with many rigid frames or folding wheelchairs and thus protects the arm and shoulder joints.
Automotive solutions for every need
Due to the lowering of the vehicle floor from the A to the C-pillar, the VW T6.1 Extended from PARAVAN is a flexible mobility solution for self- and passenger in wheelchairs. In this way, the driver’s and passenger’s seat can be used alternately, as the front-passenger seat can be used as a driver’s seat. Due to the optimized driveway height, even large people can easily enter the interior.
In order to guarantee higher safety for children on the road, the new IPAI LGT child seat from HERNIK is equipped with thorax pads and a 5-point belt as standard. HERNIK also offers various accessories to make individual adaptations, such as an abduction wedge, a seat angle adjustment or a support and safety cushion.
MobiTEC presents its new VW Caddy Maxi in the ONLINE News Center. The lowering vehicle has numerous special solutions that make safe and pleasant transport possible. A highlight is the lower vehicle floor and the floor pan, which is flat with an inclination of 2° or 1.5°.
New children’s aids make everyday life easier
As a manufacturer of rehabilitation aids, Rehatec presents the Heidelberger Liegebär Lasse 2020 children’s footer. This is available in different sizes and has a vertical and horizontal height adjustment. By means of a gas spring or electric motor, it is lowered vertically to the ground. The back couch is individually adjustable. The angle of inclination ranges from 0° to 90°. The 22 frame colors and six different covers allow an individual design.
Schuchmann presents highlights from the current product portfolio such as the inclined board “till”. With this, the transfer from the lying to the standing position is safe and comfortable. Various adjustment options allow individual adaptation to the special body shape of the children. Thoracic and pelvic pads provide support and enable a stable standing position.
The Panthera Bambino 3 children’s wheelchair is presented by Volaris. This is suitable for children from 4 to 12 years. The new seat width adapter as well as the adjustable side protection can be adjusted according to growth. Thanks to intelligent, easily removable sliding rods, the wheelchair can also be used without an accompanying person and thus enables independent movement.
To REHAB Karlsruhe
REHAB Karlsruhe has been one of the most important trade fairs for rehabilitation, therapy, care and inclusion since 1980 and has established itself in the 2-year cycle as the most important platform for high-quality mobility aids and children’s aids from Germany and other European countries. Professionals from all over Germany and neighboring countries have always used REHAB to inform themselves about current trends in rehabilitation technology, innovations in the aid industry and new therapy options as well as to take advantage of further training opportunities. As a platform for exchange between manufacturers, specialist dealers, therapists, doctors, nurses, service providers and associations as well as people with disabilities and their relatives, REHAB is a firmly established player in the event calendar of the industry. Further information can be found at www.rehab-karlsruhe.com.