Messe Düsseldorf North America - Trade Show Daily

A Question of Perspective

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @ 17:34 PM

By Nina Wellbrock

Shortly after the recent Labor Day weekend was over, everybody just went back to their routine. Activities like spending time at the beach, enjoying a BBQ with friends or visiting family just flew by quickly. And now everybody is back to reality, complete with traffic jams, too many e-mails and phone calls, grabbing a quick lunch between meetings – there is always too much to do.  But let us ask a question of perspective - how much do we really think about our everyday activities such as picking up the phone, writing an e-mail or setting up a meeting compared to planning a Labor Day weekend? 
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Not much, because to us it’s just normal “procedure”. But for people who come to the international trade fair REHACARE in Dusseldorf, Germany, it does. They are looking for the newest technologies for every aspect which makes life easier for those with special needs, chronic illnesses or requiring care. Their perspective is on the little as well as on the big achievements which helps them with their daily activities and become or stay as independent as possible.

describe the image    With over 30 years of expertise and wide-ranging experience in the market, this trade fair is an ideal information platform for anyone with disabilities or chronic conditions as well as for the elderly. The quality and diversity of REHACARE are reflected in the numerous „theme parks“, information events, industry representatives, service providers.  

Over 700 national and international exhibitors will present a combination of product demonstrations and complex system solutions as well as a wide range of information in form of seminars and workshops in addition to the theme parks.

For more information about everything to see and discover at REHACARE 2013, visit

Topics: Germany, Düsseldorf, International Trade Shows, REHACARE, REHACARE International, rehab trade show

Let RehaCare “Pimp” your wheelchair

Posted by Nicole Hakim on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 @ 15:15 PM

A variety of new technology and innovations in the rehabilitation, prevention, integration, and care industries will be displayed at RehaCare; from a GPS system for the blind ( to how to drive your wheelchair with your tongue (

Even though driving a wheelchair with your tongue sounds pretty cool (and gross at the same time), let’s focus on the simple, yet profound structure of a wheelchair.

Mostly consisting of a simple black frame with four wheels and a cushioned seat, wheelchairs may all seem the same to the untrained eye. However, every wheelchair is unique, from the way you use it, how fast you can move, and even to how much you weigh. People must adjust their wheelchair to their needs, and some have even taken it to the next level.

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Wheelchairs across the country are being “pimped,” just like the cars on the MTV show Pimp My Ride™. They have become bedazzled with diamonds, illuminated with strobe lights, converted into horse drawn carriages, and some even need to shave. You can now buy sparkling rims, diamonds, and fur to adorn your ride. Watch out though because they can cost a pretty penny; one set of “pimped” rims for your wheelchair could cost around $2,000. However, there is no need to spend ridiculous amounts of money on decorations. All you need is some glue, fur, beads, cloth, a stuffed animal horse head, or an idea.

Decorating your wheelchair is a great way to better identify with your vehicle, especially if you are a new user. Wheelchairs become part of your personal appearance, so why not make it fit your personality; add sparkles, fur, or bumper stickers as you see fit. You could make your wheelchair a political statement with bumper stickers, a diamond-studded throne with some glue and jewels, a horse-drawn carriage with a stuffed horse head, or even the abominable snowman with some fur.


The purpose of rehabilitation is to minimize the physical impact of a disablement or condition and thus to ensure that clients will return to an active private and working life with the help of appliances or indeed through the provision of specific services or assistance. In accordance with this definition, “pimping” your wheelchair is actually part of the rehabilitation process. It minimizes the impact of the disablement or condition by decreasing the mental separation between the person and the device.

Rehacare is not only for people with “pimped” wheelchairs, but it is also for anyone looking for the most up-to-date information, technology, and equipment in the rehabilitation, prevention, integration, and care industry. Come for a visit October 10-13, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information on RehaCare please visit:


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Topics: rehab, rehab equipment, rehab technology, REHACARE, REHACARE International, rehab trade show, wheelchair, wheelchairs