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REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008: Platform for Rehabilitation Industry

DUSSELDORF, Germany, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008, International Trade Fair and Congress Rehabilitation, Care, Prevention and Integration, will be staged at the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 15 - 18, 2008. The trade fair will be a platform for some 800 exhibitors from 30 nations and about 45,000 visitors from all over the world. On over 323,000 square feet of net exhibit space, exhibitors will present a comprehensive range of the latest products and services in the following categories: mobility and daily living aids, assistive devices for in-patient and out-patient care, communication technologies and barrier-free living concepts as well as recreation, travel and sports.

"Everyone who's anyone in the business of wheelchairs, vehicles, walking aids, adapted vehicles and the related services will be present this year at REHACARE with a wide product portfolio. Among them will be Otto Bock, Handicare, Invacare, Meyra, Sunrise Medical, Permobil, Bischoff und Bischoff as well as Thomashilfen," commented Wilhelm Niedergoker, Managing Director of Messe Dusseldorf. "Some 300 suppliers will provide buyers, trade visitors from the rehabilitation and care industry as well as individuals with special needs or those requiring care and their families with an overview of innovations and developments concerning all aspects of mobility."

Several theme parks at REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008 will feature target group specific solutions. Barrier-free and cross-generation building and living will be the topic of the "living dream" theme park and the congress of the same name held on October 16 and 17. The congress will discuss technical support systems for providing care in the home and living environments of the elderly.

Hall 5 will present electronic assistive devices, special software, electronic data processing and innovations for the blind or visually impaired as well as for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Vehicles adapted for those with special needs can be viewed in Hall 6. Hall 7a will be dedicated to sports for people with special needs.

New at REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008 will be the industry competition "REHACARE DESIGN AWARD 2008/2009." red dot projects will be responsible for the organization and supervision of the competition. All REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008 exhibitors are invited to submit products in eight categories, which will be evaluated by a jury comprising international design and industry experts. Compelling design and creative drive will be rewarded with the "REHACARE DESIGN AWARD: GOOD DESIGN" or "REHACARE DESIGN AWARD: BEST DESIGN," while especially innovative products will be recognized with the "REHACARE DESIGN AWARD: BEST INNOVATION." All award-winning products will be showcased at a special presentation during the trade fair as well as on a dedicated Internet portal and will subsequently be published in an international industry handbook.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at REHACARE INTERNATIONAL 2008, contact Messe Dusseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: Or visit the web site

To make hotel and travel arrangements, contact TTI Travel, Inc. at (866) 674-3476; Fax: (212) 674-3477.

SOURCE Messe Dusseldorf North America
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