- Extended digital services add value for customers
- Companies and their products are easier to locate at trade fair portals
- Even easier trade fair preparation for visitors
Whether wheelchair basketball, sailing, soccer or table tennis – there is always action in the REHACARE Sports Centre in Hall 7a. ©Constanze Tillmann
Soon it’s time: REHACARE will open its doors again in Düsseldorf after a two-year break! From Wednesday, 14 September to Saturday, 17 September 2022, companies from 38 countries will present their new products and services for rehabilitation and care in exhibition halls 4 to 7. The products on offer range from children’s aids, mobility aids of all kinds, vehicles converted for the disabled (Hall 6) and tips on barrier-free travel (Hall 5) to exoskeletons (Hall 6) rehabilitation, prevention and therapy through sport (Hall 7A). In addition, self-help groups and associations will be on hand to provide the public with advice and information on current health policy aspects.
TREFFPUNKT REHACARE: Long COVID and many exciting highlights in the lecture programme
Parallel to the trade fair, the lecture programme at TREFFPUNKT REHACARE – the social, societal and political focal point of the trade fair – in Hall 6, Stand E25 offers a variety of exciting topics. For two years, our health system has been operating in a state of emergency. The pandemic is still pushing many areas of primary care to their limits and with the diagnosis of Long- or Post-COVID we are facing an additional challenge. REHACARE is the first trade fair to focus on the topic of Long-COVID and offers those affected a multidisciplinary platform for exchange with experts. On Friday, 16 September 2022 at 11:00 am., Barbara Steffens, Head of the NRW State Office of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) and former NRW Minister of Health, will open the series of lectures. Among other renowned medical experts, Dr. Jördis Frommhold (MEDIAN Clinic Heiligendamm), Dr. Pantea Pape (Neurological Therapy Centre Cologne) and Dr. Mario Siebler (MEDICLIN Specialist Clinic Rhine/Ruhr) will provide information on the latest state of science. In addition, a variety of therapy options such as inpatient, outpatient or telemedical rehab, psychological care as well as complementary treatments such as pressure chamber therapy will be presented.
Digitalization of social work
The first lockdown in the wake of the pandemic has also changed social work with people in need of support. Entry bans, Covid measures and quarantine required new approaches and ways of working. Various model projects funded by the NRW Social Foundation will be presented at the NRW Welfare Foundation’s Action Day on 14 September 2022 in Hall 6 at the NRW State Government stand. The entire projects will be scientifically accompanied by the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Interested parties will have the opportunity to get in touch with the contact persons at the stand during the course of the day and find out more about the digitalization of social work.
The interactive exchange with experts from politics, research and practice will also be the focus of the other specialist presentations with the following topics:
- Inclusion companies as an employment opportunity in the general labour market
- Job coaching in the workplace
- Digital projects such as the model project “Experience transformation – design digitalization to fit” of the NRW Welfare Foundation
- Innovations in the field of vocational rehabilitation and technical assistance
- Rehab technical assistance – claims, experiences, pitfalls (Hilfsmittelforum BV MED)
- RV Fit – prevention programme of the German Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung)
The lectures and panel discussions are organised by associations, employers’ liability insurance associations, integration offices of the regional associations and self-help groups, among others. Further information on the lecture programme is available at https://www.rehacare.com/en/Visitors/Program_TREFFPUNKT_REHACARE
PRODUCTS & NEWS@REHACARE
People who visit trade fairs primarily want to get information about new products and industry trends. The PRODUCTS & NEWS@REHACARE forum, powered by MOBITIPP, in Hall 4 brings innovations from the rehabilitation and care sector from the stands onto the stage for easier orientation. For example, foldable power wheelchairs, e-rollis for small children, dream cars suitable for the disabled and other product highlights will be presented that support people with disabilities in leading a largely self-determined life with the help of innovative rehab technology. The spectrum ranges from products for dynamic sitting to the CYBATHLON Exoskeleton Race of the ETH Zurich. In addition to the product show, exhibitors and industry experts will report on what moves the industry in the PRODUCTS&NEWS@REHACARE Forum.
It’s all about the encounter – Raúl Krauthausen on 16 September 2022 at REHACARE
Special guest on stage at the PRODUCTS & NEWS@REHACARE Forum on 16 September 2022 at 1:00 pm is Raúl Krauthausen. The well-known activist for inclusion and accessibility has been committed to enforcing the rights of people with disabilities for over 20 years and explains in his lecture why encounters are more important than education.
Further information on the varied lecture programme and product highlights online at https://www.rehacare.com/en/Visitors/Expert_forums/PRODUCTS_NEWS_REHACARE
New at REHACARE: Exoskeleton Park
Ideas and solutions for redesigning the workplace will be presented in the “People with Disabilities and Work” theme park in Hall 6. New this year: the Exoskeleton Park. “Exoskeletons are already being used in industry to prevent back pain – now the focus is on whether and how they can be used in occupational rehabilitation”, reports Dr. Urs Schneider, Head of the Human-Technology Interaction Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart, who is playing a key role in organising the Exoskeleton Park at REHACARE. He will also talk about the challenges and opportunities in the field of rehabilitation and technical assistance at the REHACARE Forum on Wednesday, 14 September at 1:00 pm. Anyone who would like to try out how exoskeletons can provide relief at the workplace for the back, hand or other parts of the body can do so, since participation, touching and trying out are definitely encouraged at REHACARE. A wheelchair-accessible workplace with technical aids will also be presented.
Sport, leisure and Fortuna Düsseldorf
Whether sailing, soccer, wheelchair basketball or table tennis – there is always action in the REHACARE Sports Centre in Hall 7a. Once again this year, the BRSNW will coordinate a wide range of activities for visitors to take part in. Many sports can be tried out on site on all days of the trade fair. A programme highlight for all sports and Düsseldorf fans is the blind soccer training session with Fortuna Düsseldorf on 14 September at 3:00 pm.
On Friday, 16 September at 11:00 am, the action stage will feature Ganz SCHÖN inklusiv! esthétique – the fashion label of the workshop for people with disabilities – presenting fashion shows with self-created, -designed and -sewn fashion.
REHACARE INTERNATIONAL is the world’s largest trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care. Over 40 years of expertise and extensive market experience provide an optimal information and communication platform for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, in need of care, and in old age. REHACARE is the most important event for all those affected and their families as well as for experts from the medical and medical supply sector, orthopaedic and aids industry, nursing and retirement homes, associations, organisations and rehabilitation facilities, vocational training centres and universities as well as hospitals, clinics, outpatient care services, health insurances, assisted living and the construction industry. With the motto “Inclusion and self-determined living”, REHACARE 2022 finally invites visitors back to personal exchange and hands-on activities after a two-year break. Numerous theme parks and information events round off the offers for visitors and also provide opportunity for knowledge exchange and dialogue.
The premiere of therapie DÜSSELDORF in Hall 1, organised by Leipziger Messe, is also coming up: from 16 to 17 September 2022, the new industry get-together for therapists will take place concurrently to REHACARE. More than 80 exhibitors will bring innovations to life on site and provide inspiration for everyday practice. The spectrum of products and services at therapie DÜSSELDORF will range from equipment for therapy, rehabilitation, fitness and training to supplies and consumables for daily work, products and services for practice management and furnishing and equipment for therapists’ and physicians’ offices. Further information at www.therapiemesse-duesseldorf.de.
You can register for a REHACARE 2022 press pass online at https://www.rehacare.com/en/Press/Services_for_Journalists/Accreditation_1. Please note our accreditation guidelines.