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ISVR Early Career Investigator Award

Call for Nominations – Deadline: January 27, 2017 We are pleased to announce the second ISVR Early Career Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to virtual rehabilitation. The recipient will be awarded a certificate, free registration at an upcoming ICDVRAT or ICVR conference and be… read more →

ICVR 2017 Announcement

International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation Montreal, Canada June 19-22 2017 We are pleased to announce that ICVR 2017 will be held in Montreal, Canada, June 19 to 22. More information will be released shortly regarding workshop and abstract submission dates. Save the Date and join us in Montreal for the city’s 375th birthday, where warm summer days, art and culture… read more →

2016 ISVR Early Career Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ISVR Early Career Investigator Award that recognizes outstanding contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to virtual rehabilitation. The first place winner is Monica Cameirão from the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and the University of Madeira, Portugal, and the second place winner is Sebastian Koenig, CEO of Katana Simulations… read more →

ISVR Early Career Investigator Award (Closed)

Call for Nominations We are pleased to announce the creation of the ISVR Early Career Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to virtual rehabilitation. The recipient will be awarded a certificate, free registration at an upcoming ICDVRAT or ICVR conference and be asked to present… read more →

ICDVRAT 2016

11th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies http://www.icdvrat.org/ The ICDVRAT conference Series provides a forum for international experts and researchers to present and review how advances in the general area of virtual reality can be used in the area of disabilities and rehabilitation.  read more →

ICVR 2015 – Registration (Closed)

ICVR2015 (International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation) will be held in Valencia, Spain from June 9-12, 2015. ICVR2015 is partnering with the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation (ICRAN 2015) and International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS 2015) to create Valencia RehabWeek, a framework for researchers, clinicians and technology experts to meet, share experiences, and plan for the future. The response to the… read more →

ICDVRAT 2014 – Registration now open

10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ICDVRAT 2014), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-4 September 2014 Registration is now OPEN - please visit: http://www.icdvrat.org/  Advance rates apply for registration before 15th July.  Discounts are available for members of ISVR and partner organisations. read more →

ICDVRAT 2014 ~ Gothenburg ~ Sept 2014 ~ FINAL Call For SHORT Papers

10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ICDVRAT 2014) Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-4 September 2014 This is the FINAL Call for SHORT Papers As the deadline falls at the start of a weekend,  the Conference Programme Chair is pleased to extend the deadline as set out below. SHORT PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2014 Papers must be submitted… read more →

10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ICDVRAT 2014), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-4 September 2014

1. First CALL FOR PAPERS FULL PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 28 February 2014 SHORT PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2014 Papers must be submitted in Final Conference Format. Paper templates are available on the conference website. The Call for Papers can be downloaded directly from here  For further information see ICDVRAT  2. Student Design Challenge (Stanford University Center on Longevity) The… read more →

ICVR 2013 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!

ICVR 2013 was a well received conference with more than 130 attendees from around the world. Keynote talks, 1 min poster presentations, and awards ceremonies can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS0ndu_xXIZSgyXoh9O0LeQ?feature=watch. Awards and awardees are:   OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD - Grigore Burdea MOTEK AWARD FOR INNOVATION - Roberto Llores HOCOMA BEST PAPER AWARD - Anouk Lamontagne    BEST STUDENT POSTER - Megan… read more →

ICVR2013 Early Registration Deadline is July 10th

NEW!! Want to present a demo of your work during the Wednesday Aug 28 2:00-3:30  POSTER and DEMOS session?  You will be given table space for a laptop and additional monitor plus standard electrical outlets. To ensure adequate space, email: icvr2013.pc@gmail.com  Register for Morning and Afternoon WORKSHOPS held Monday, August 26th (www.virtual-rehab.org/2013/?page_id=655)     Morning Programs:   Virtual Reality Technology for the Therapist  … read more →

2014 3DUI Contest task suggestions

IEEE 3DUI (3D User Interfaces) will be holding its 5th annual 3DUI Contest in 2014. The contest is open to anyone interested in 3D user interfaces, from researchers to students, enthusiasts, and professionals. They believe the annual contest helps the community find innovative solutions to classic 3DUI problems (e.g., navigation, selection, manipulation) through friendly competition that encourages outside-the-box thinking, unleashing… read more →

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 →

ISVR Sponsored Best Paper Award at ICDVRAT 2010

Integrated arm and hand training using adaptive robotics and virtual reality simulations A S Merians, G G Fluet, Q Qiu, S Saleh, I Lafond, S V Adamovich University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA Virtual Reality simulations interfaced with robotic arm devices are being used for training the upper extremity of people post-stroke. The benefit has been hypothesized to be the ability to… read more →

ISVR Sponsored Best Paper Awards at ICDVRAT 2010 : Shortlist Announced

Best Paper Shortlist: Using augmented reality to support the understanding of three-dimensional concepts by blind people, C Kirner, T G Kirner, R S Wataya, J A Valente, Federal University of Itajuba/Adventist University of Sao Paulo/State University of Campinas, BRAZIL Wearable device to assist independent living, R J McCrindle, V M Williams, C R Victor, A P Harvey,S R Nyman, J Barrett, H Hogarth, P Levene, R Smith, P Panek, G Edelmayer, P Mayer, P Needham, N Floratos,… read more →

Best Paper Awards at ICVR 2009

Best Student Paper Award (sponsored by ISVR): Proximodistal gradient in the perception of delayed stiffness I Nisky (advisor: A Karniel)Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Best Student Poster Award (sponsored by ISVR): Probing the behavioral and physiological correlates underlying projection of the body via 3D virtual haptic environments as a basis for developing novel therapeutic interventions L Raz (advisors:… read more →