Origin

VR4REHAB was born in 2017 as an Interreg NWE project focused on developing VR based rehabilitation tools in co-creation with seven European partners.

Virtual Reality (VR) is booming worldwide, but in the healthcare sector, specifically rehabilitation, VR is in its early days. There are not yet tools specifically designed to provide an environment that enables non-experts and their therapists to safely extend rehabilitation outside the clinics. VR4REHAB was created to meet this need, and to optimizing rehabilitation protocols for patients and their therapists. Researchers and clinical personnel of VR4REHAB work together to provide the patients with challenging VR interventions that can help to optimize rehabilitation protocols, accelerate recovery, promote adherence to treatment, and to facilitate reintegration into daily life.

Goal

VR4REHAB is an Open Innovation Network that believes in the power of virtual reality for rehabilitation. Our goal is to stimulate the creation of VR based rehabilitation tools by bringing together relevant stakeholders and exchange knowledge.

We specifically focus on enabling the co-creation of Virtual Reality-based rehabilitation tools. The use of VR in rehabilitation offers many advantages for patients and therapists. It makes therapy not only more fun, and therefore increases patient engagement, but is easy to monitor and adjust to individual needs. Furthermore, it reduces pain, is cost-effective, and can be done in the comfort of the patients’ home.

VR4REHAB Projects

The project has been developed into 8 different teams, each one is working on a specific Virtual and Augmented Reality application.

Discover them here:

Team

The VR4REHAB team consists of a range of experts across Europe.

Remco Hoogendijk

Lead Partner

Marco Sacco

Partner

Kristina Müller

Partner

Denis Martin

Partner

Dido Green

Partner

Laurent Grisoni

Partner

Rene Luigies

Partner

Victor Haze

Partner

Noël Keijsers

Partner

Koen van den Hurk

Partner

Joseph McVeigh

Partner

Nico De fauw

Partner

Leen Stulens

Partner

Anouk den Ambtman

Project Leader

Silvia de Bruin

Project Leader

Beatrice Palacco

Head of Communication