Get ready for the VR4REHAB Conference “It’s the patient, stupid!”
23-24 June, in conjunction with the VR4Pain Conference!

What awaits you

For the second edition of the VR4REHAB Conference we wanted to dedicate a space to give visibility to projects that we consider worthy in the field of virtual reality and healthcare.

vCare is designing personalised rehabilitation programmes. It is really important to ensure that patients’ continuity of care – from the professional treatment into the home environment – improves their quality of life at the same time as it optimises the economics of medical and social care treatments.

The idea behind vCare is a Virtual Coach. The coach is based on patients’ personalised care pathways. It engages with patients so that they meet their individual care plans. This encourages compliance with the patients’ rehabilitation programmes.


The project will be presented by Dr. Hannes Schlieter, head of the research group for Digital Health at the Faculty of Business and Economics at TU Dresden, Germany.

This project investigates if and how the incorporation of several principles in the virtual reality influence the walking pattern during treadmill walking in people post-stroke. We will be using the virtual reality system ‘Oculus Rift’, glasses which will completely immerse you in the virtual world.

The project will be presented by Eva Swinnen, professor neurological rehabilitation and rehabilitation technology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Development of a digital therapy approach for respiratory therapy and stress reduction after recovering from COVID-19 infection.

For this purpose, an application is being developed that works on two levels: reducing the stress level and improving respiratory function. The VR application supports the therapy after the inpatient treatment in the home environment.

Within the HORIZON-IC project (Harmonization and Optimization of Rotterdam IC aftercare within the IC Rijnmond Network) research is being done into the effect of an Intensive Care-specific Virtual Reality (ICU-VR) intervention on the psychological recovery of ICU patients. In addition, research is also conducted into the epidemiology of PICS-related complaints and the role of primary care within the care continuum.

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