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:
- Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation medicine
Programme and locations
|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.
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:
- Coaches and tutor who will support the participants’ work;
- Providing demos, presentation and industry showcase.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying how would you like to contribute to the event and your availability.