4DMED: Virtual Reality at the service of Healthcare

Virtual Reality encompasses surgery simulation

The Healthcare sector is one of the most promising areas in which virtual and augmented reality are being used. For many years, immersive technologies have been accompanying medical professionals in their daily tasks.  How has virtual reality enabled significant progress and support for medical research?

4DMED is one of the members who recently joined the EuroXR Association. The company operates in the medical field for many years, with several offices in Canada, the USA, and Hong Kong.

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Meeting the Network: Michele Gattullo

We inaugurate the new year with the “Meeting the Network” series, an opportunity to get to know all the members of the XR professionals community.

Today for our series Meeting the Network we would like to introduce you to Michele Gattullo.

Michele Gattullo received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bari, Italy, in 2009, 2012, and 2016, respectively. Since 2017, he is a research fellow with the Department of Mechanics, Mathematics, and Management at the Polytechnic Institute of Bari. Read more

Meeting the Network: Dr. Danielle Levac

Danielle Levac is a Canadian physical therapist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, with an affiliate position in the Department of Bioengineering, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Danielle Levac

She directs the Rehabilitation Games and Virtual Reality Laboratory, where her research and scholarship focus on the sustainable, evidence-based integration of virtual reality and active video games into rehabilitation practice. One of the main goals of Levac’s research program is to explore the “active ingredients” of practice in virtual environments for motor learning and transfer in children and adults with neuromotor impairments.

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AFXR Association

EuroXR is pleased to be able to continue its cooperation with the renewed AFXR association, always maintaining as a point of contact Daniel Mestre, Executive Committee member of EuroXR and founding member of AFXR.

AFXR Virtual Reality

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Meeting the network: I-SENSE ICCS

Today the category “Meeting the network” brings us to Athens, Greece were ICCS is based.

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs to carry out applied Research and Development activity in the areas of telecommunications, computer systems and their applications in a variety of research themes. ICCS is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is hosted by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE). 

In EuroVR, ICCS is represented by one of its research groups, the Intelligent System Engineering and Novel Simulations Environment (I-SENSE) Group, founded in 2002 by Dr. Angelos Amditis as a continuation of various smaller research groups already active from the early ‘90s.

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Meeting the network: LabLENI – Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Today the category “Meeting the network” brings us to Valencia, Spain, were in 1990, a small group of researchers and Ph.D. students created LabLENI.

 

 

LabLENI, guided by Professor Mariano Alcañiz, Institute Director and Founder, (among the 10 authors with the highest number of publications worldwide under the topic virtual reality) joined EuroVR Association in 2018 for enhance VR/AR activities around Europe.

 

The Laboratory of Immersive Neurotechnologies carries out research activities for a better understanding and enhancement of human cognition, combining insights and methods from computer science, psychology and neuroscience. They also develop solutions to support real-life studies and interventions, rather than for use in laboratory settings only.

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Meeting the network: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd & Kaj Helin

The series to get to know the people who are part of EuroVR Association continues.
For this edition we are please to introduce one of our corporate members: VTT

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. With 73 years of experience they use research and knowledge to develop new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovative services.

VTT has already exploited VR/MR/AR and participatory design for some 25 years in order to design and evaluate high-investment products. The main goal of using the VR/MR/AR environment is to provide all designers and stake holders, including workers, a possibility to experience their future workplaces and/or influence their design.

 

Smart Tram Ecosystem – VTT Research project

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MEETING THE NETWORK: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann & the University of Bremen

For this edition of Meeting the network, we are pleased to introduce one of our founding members: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann, Professor at the Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen.
He joined EuroVR Association at its inception in 2010:

 

“My motivation for joining EuroVR was the opportunity to initiate collaboration in areas such as virtual reality, geometric computing, medical simulation, digital health, VR for robotics, and visual computing. I was interested in contributing to common EU proposals and helping to shape the EuroVR conference”.

 

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Meeting the network: AVR Lab

On June 24th starts the 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics (Salento AVR 2019) in Santa Maria al Bagno (Lecce, Italy) organized by the Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab) of the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento as well as a member of EuroVR.

The AVR Lab team

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Meeting the network: STIIMA-CNR

Here we are with our standing appointment: “Meeting the network“. Today EuroVR is glad to introduce its member STIIMA-CNR.

STIIMA-CNR stands for “Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing of the National Council of Research in Italy”. The Institute’s strategic mission is the growth of competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing in Italy and Europe through industrial innovation.

EuroVR President, Marco Sacco, is Senior Research Scientist and Head of STIIMA-CNR subsidiary in Lecco & EVA (Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Application) division. He is active in the VR field for over 20 years mainly in Manufacturing and Health Care Sectors, leading research projects which aim to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies.

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