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Grab your ticket for the closing event of VR4REHAB!

The VR4REHAB project launches the 1st Congress and Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the VR4REHAB From Ideas to Reality, taking place on 24 June 2021. This first edition of VR4REHAB will be exceptionally all-virtual.

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EuroXR goes to Virtuality Experience 2020!

VIRTUALITY EXPERIENCE 2020 THE VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL TRADE SHOW DEDICATED TO AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITIES 2 to 4 December 2020 – Virtuality Experience Online (PC, Mac, Oculus Quest)

On 3 December, from 4 to 4.30 pm CET,  EuroXR will be present with a talk on Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation, held by members of our association Sara Arlati, Vera Colombo and Luca Greci, who will respectively discuss the following topics: “Rehabilitation of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, “Comparison of reaching in immersive VR and physical reality”, and “Virtual reality for cognitive training of elderly with mild cognitive impairment.”

The brand new Virtuality Experience in collaboration with Manzalab Group partner of the event: it will be possible to enjoy Virtuality online from anywhere in the world with a digital platform accessible with PC, Mac, and Oculus Quest.

 

So, create your customized avatar and come join us!

VR4REHAB – Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation 

Is it possible to develop rehabilitation training to be practiced in the comfort of your home? How to provide a motivating environment to make the train more fun for the patient?

We often ask ourselves these questions, especially during this period when a greater social distancing is imposed on us.  The VR4REHAB Project demonstrates how using VR technologies can improve the rehabilitation process.

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VR4REHAB session at EuroVR 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that VR4REHAB will take part in EuroVR 2020.
A special session entitled VR4REHAB-VR for Rehabilitation will take place on 27 November from 10.00 to 12.00.
An opportunity to discover the recent progress of the VR4REHAB Interreg Project and to discuss the future of rehabilitation and healthcare innovation strategies.

Image courtesy of VR4REHAB 2019

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President Marco Sacco is a contributor for VRinSight – Green Paper

Focus Europe Magazine – Special Edition: VRinSight Green Paper: Boosting Virtual Reality in Learning

The special edition, just been published,  features a general presentation of the VRinSight project, flashlights on the current state of VR used in different educational settings, keynote articles from experts across Europe on VR and education, and recommendations to policymakers how to improve the situation, and 24 best practice examples of EU projects in VR presented by their coordinators (Erasmus+, Interreg, Horizon 2020, etc.).

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PhD opportunity in VR for pain management

The University Alliance Doctoral Training programme is offering over 83 PhD Fellowship in three themes (applied biosciences for health, energy and social policy) across a consortium of 15 universities in the UK.

This project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant, is an unique opportunity to be part of a global network on an employer co-designed training programme with extensive connections to industry and commerce.

In fact, the Doctoral Training alliance (DTA3) is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training in the UK. It offers PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

The effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) for management of pain

Teesside University (School of Health and Social Care) is offering the PhD Fellowship “The effectiveness of Virtual Reality for management of pain”.

Virtual Reality (VR) can reduce acute pain by distracting attention away from the pain while people play the games. Chronic pain is different than acute pain and is much more difficult to reduce – for example, drugs that work for acute pain do not work well for chronic pain. But people with chronic pain do use distraction to make their pain more bearable. Therefore, they may find VR useful but that has not been scientifically proven yet. This project will see whether or not VR can help people make their chronic pain more bearable.

The project will have three stages. In stage 1, the existing scientific studies on VR for pain will be closely examined to choose types of VR that might work best. In stage 2, some of the best available types of VR will be compared in a fair trial to see which produces the most relief in people with chronic pain. In stage 3, the best one of these will be given to people with chronic pain for a number of weeks. They will then describe how they used the VR and they will explain how they think it could be used to help others.

See https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Teesside-Biosciences-2-VR-pain-management-Harrison-1.pdf

Application

All applications should be received by 23:59 (UK time) on Monday 8 October 2018.
Interviews will commence during the week starting Monday 26 November 2018.

For more information, details of recruiting projects and how to apply, see https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/

Call for participation-VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon

EuroVR provides the opportunity to contribute to the VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon, which will take place in Bruges on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The event, co-organized by EuroVR and Sint Maartenskliniek for the project VR4REHAB, 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

VR4REHAB is a three-year project financed by the InterReg NWE Programme that includes seven European partners, like Sint Maartenskliniek, European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, St. Mauritius Therapieklinik, Teesside University, Royal Free London NHS Trust, Université de Lille 1 – Sciences et Technologies and Games for Health Europe, which are working together to realize the innovation potential that emerges from the intersection of VR-technologies and the demand from rehabilitation clinics’ specialists.

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.

Program and contact information

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

Visit the dedicated website for further information (English version coming soon):

http://www.nweurope.eu/VR4REHAB

http://www.fabriekenvoordetoekomst.be/mailings/Zorgeconomie/201810_Hackaton.html

Events

VR4REHAB – from ideas to Reality