ISVR sponsors two conferences series (ICDVRAT and ICVR) and has affiliations with a number of other conferences (ICRAN, ITAG and LavalVirtual) and organisations (IISART).
ISVR members frequently receive discounted registration at these events.
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ISVR Sponsored Conferences
ICDVRAT and ICVR are the main conferences of the Society running in alternate years as 3-4 day events.
ICDVRAT has been held biennially since 1996. The the 10th ICDVRAT was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2-4 2014. The 11th ICDVRAT will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA September 19-22, 2016.
Deadlines for submission are 26th February 2016 (full papers) and 31st May 2016 (short papers).
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ICVR (formerly International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation) was held annually between 2002 and 2009. It is now held biennially. ICVR 2011 was held in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 27-29 2011 in conjunction with the IEEE ICORR 2011 Conference (June 29 – July 1) and the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (June 27-29). ICVR 2013 is due to be held in Philadelphia on August 26-29 2013.
Registration for ICVR 2013 is currently open.
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ISVR Affiliated Conferences
In the XXI century most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are becoming an important support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sport sciences, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all imaginable application areas in sports. This congress intends to be a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to exchange ideas and developed synergies.
icSPORTS 2016 will take place in Porto, Portugal on 7-9 November, 2016
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The first research works on neurotechnology can be dated back nearly half a century, but it is in the XXI century that most significant advances are being witnessed. Neurotechnology shows a very high potential of enhancing human activities, involving technologies such as neural rehabilitation, neural prosthesis, neuromodulation, neurosensing and diagnosis, and other combinations of neurological and biomedical knowledge with engineering technologies.
NEUROTECHNIX 2016 will take place in Porto, Portugal on 7-8 November, 2016
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ICRAN is of interest to healthcare professionals and technology experts woking in fields such as neuroimaging, robotics, and virtual rehabilitation. ICRAN 2013 was held in Valencia, Spain between March 7-8 2013.
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The aim of ITAG is to bring together academics, developers, beneficiaries and practitioners to explore interactive technologies and innovate within the areas of Education, Health and Disability. ITAG will next be held in Nottingham, UK on 17-18 2013.
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ISVR Affiliated Organisations
IISART represents the interests of developers, manufacturers, and marketers of medical devices and their accessories, active capital medical equipment, and services in the field of robotics and advanced healthcare technology in rehabilitation.
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The IFRH (Federative Research Institute on Disability) was established in 1995 and is a federation of 32 research and clinical units distributed throughout the country (France). IFRH composition is very diverse. Among the IFRH partners (all linked by a common agreement) can be listed INSERM, CNRS, Major Hospital Systems, French and foreign Universities, Foundations, Educational Institutions, international networks, patient groups, incubators and technopoles, city and regional department of Economics and investments, professional societies….
IFRH investigates disability in a transversal and trans-disciplinary way through 3 axis: 1- Human and Social Sciences; 2- Clinical basic and Translational Medicine; 3- Technology associated to disability. In addition to this multi-thematic approach, IFRH has built 4 transversal programs: 1- Handicap and mobility; 2- Paediatric disability; 3- Interactive systems for participation and autonomy; 4- Disability processes, paths, care and support.
Not only IFRH is involved in Disability research and development, it also has a strategic vision. IFRH has built an international network on Disability with Canada, the USA and other European countries (Switzerland, Belgium…). Also IFRH has decided to include among its direct members three learned societies associated with its vertical and longitudinal programs: “Alter” for all Human and Social Sciences; “SOFMER” for the Clinical approaches on Disabilities and Rehabilitation procedures; and “ISVR” as the society for all Digital and Interactive systems such as Virtual Reality for rehabilitation and disability compensation. IFRH also is building regional clusters around specific themes such as Health and Digital technologies in Laval, Handicap and mobility in Valenciennes, Health and Human Social Sciences in Paris, Living Lab in social participation in Evry (South of Paris). These clusters will structure local initiatives on disability around one theme and increase the level of collaborations between national and local actors (scientists, doctors, elected officials…).
Also IFRH is building Public/private partnerships in order to increase the ratio of innovative technologies and transfers to industrials companies. In closing IFRH is the only French disability multi-themes, transversal and trans-professional approach. It cross-fertilized many different fields within the domain of disability and allows people from different background and cultures to talk to each other and do collaborative research and innovation always with the patients and the users at the core of the system. Its international approach is well perceived and trigger the elaboration of even more networks. It is a success story in Disability since 1995.