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ICVR 2013 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

INTERNATONAL CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL REHABILITATION (ICVR 2013) MARRIOTT COURTYARD HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA, PA AUGUST 26-29TH Sponsored by NIH-NIDCD, NSF, ISVR, IEEE, BRIGHT CLOUD INTERNATIONAL, HOCOMA, MOTEK, MOTION ANALYSIS, KESSLER FOUNDATION, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, and TEMPLE UNIVERSITY   read more →

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Next Med Conference (MMVR19), Orange County, CA

Skip Rizzo received the 17th annual Satava Award at the recent Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Next Med Conference (MMVR19) in Orange County, Calif. Rizzo was given the award in recognition of his understanding and realization of the potential of virtual reality as a therapeutic tool to help patients overcome mental and physical disabilities. Established in 1995 to acknowledge the contribution of Dr.… read more →

ISVR Elections Results for 2012-2015 Terms of Office

The successful candidates for Election to the Board are (alphabetical): Assaf Dvorkin Kynan Eng Belinda Lange There were no additional nominations for the role of President. Sue Cobb (Vice-President) was therefore confirmed in the role of President There were no nominations for the roles of Vice-President and Secretary. Nominations were therefore subsequently solicited from within the Board and a vote… read more →

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2011 – Best Paper Award

Best Paper award: Emerging Concepts and Innovative Technologies subgroupNominated Overall Best Paper Award: Paper was scored in top 6 of 148 papersLange B. Rizzo A, Chang C, Suma EA, Bolas M. Markerless Full Body Tacking: Depth-sensing Technology within Virtual Environments. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2011, December 3-6, 2011. Orlando, FL.       read more →

Wireless Health 2011, October 10-13, 2011 – Best Demonstration Award

Magic glove (UCLA) wins Best Demonstration Award. This magic glove used gaming to help patient with rehabilitation. Students from UCLA, Huang and Sarrafzadeh demonstrated a glove connected to the software similar to a Wii game. By playing this “Jewel Fetching” game, the patient would move his arm along with the fingers in a three dimensional fashion to fetch the jewel appeared on the… read more →

ISVR Member wins award at Laval Virtual 2011

Sebastian Koenig was announced as the winner of the award in the category Medicine and Health at the Laval Virtual Annual Awards ceremony, held in the Laval Theatre. His paper was on the Development of Virtual Environments for Patient-centred Rehabilitation. Sebastian has also set up a blog on his website for those interested in the Unity game engine and other… read more →

ISVR Sponsored Best Student Paper Award at ICDVRAT 2010

Assessing navigation in real and virtual environments: a validation study S T Koenig, G P Crucian, J C Dalrymple-Alford, A Dünser University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND For navigation ability, a transfer of knowledge from virtual training environments to real-world scenarios has been shown in several studies in the past. The purpose of this investigation is to demonstrate the equivalence of a series of… read more →
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