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VR4REHAB presents the Hackathon for Covid Rehab

VR4REHAB launches the Covid Rehab Hackathon. VR4REHAB organizes an audition process that will see some of Europe’s best developers compete to create products that use virtual reality, augmented reality, and digital technology to help rehabilitate people who have suffered from Covid-19.

The “Hackathon” will be a digital event, from 17 to 21 May 2021, bringing together VR and digital technology developers with clinical experts, academics, researchers from the various partners and the end-users, the Covid-19 patients.

The ideas generated during the Hackathon will be evaluated during the pitches on the final day. The winning ideas will move to the Dev Jam phase in which the ideas will be worked out into concepts. This phase will last from May till August 2021. The three best concepts will receive financial support to turn them into innovative XR solutions for Covid-19 rehabilitation and ‘Long Covid’ in the Challenge phase.

Whether you are on your own or with an already formed team you have the opportunity to participate in our virtual Hackathon, 17-21 May 2021.

The deadline for registration is 12 May.

VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon: Bruges 25-27 October 2018

The project VR4REHAB is getting to the last Hackathon, which will take place in Bruges on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The event, co-organized by EuroVR and Sint Maartenskliniek, consists in a 2-days workshop which gathers together entrepreneurs, patients, rehabilitation personnel as well as technical specialists to find out new ideas concerning rehabilitation with VR.

The project VR4REHAB

Virtual Reality (VR) is growing rapidly especially in the fields of health-care and rehabilitation. While this technology makes therapy more fun, challenging and measurable, the state of VR is still in its infancy.

The three-year project VR4REHAB will change rehabilitative care dramatically. It aims to develop new VR-applications that promote better function and outcomes for patients with disabilities.

What are we looking for?

Together, we are working to find solution for 5 themes in rehabilitation:

  • Pain management
  • Engagement and immersion to promote treatment adherence
  • Behavioural therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lower limbs and mobility
  • Training of upper limb movements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people with different personal and professional backgrounds:

  • Patients
  • Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation medicine
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs

Programme and locations

Date Hours Location Content
Thursday 25/10 6 pm – 9 pm KU Leuven – Campus Bruges Introductory presentations, situating context and challenges
Friday 26/10 9 am – 9 pm Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Hackaton
Saturday 27/10 9-12h Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Pitch training – Judging

Registration and contact information

Registration is free, just send a mail to VR4REHAB@maartenskliniek.nl.

http://www.nweurope.eu/VR4REHAB

Visit the dedicated website for further information.

Call for participation

EuroVR has now the opportunity to bring its expertise and enrich the agenda of the Belgian hackathon with its resources. The Members of the Association are invited to take part in the event and to contribute to the hackathon as:

  • Speakers;
  • Coaches and tutor who will support the participants’ work;
  • Providing demos, presentation and industry showcase.

Please send an email to communication@eurovr-association.org specifying how would you like to contribute to the event and your availability.