Transforming and improving neurorehabilitation services with therapeutic virtual reality programs

#Title: Transforming and improving neurorehabilitation services with therapeutic virtual reality programs.

This talk made in October , 2020 has been given during the International Congress of Extended Reality in Sciences ( organized by the Swiss Society of Virtual and Augmented Reality (SSVAR –
Dr Isabel Van De Keere is the Founder & CEO of Immersive Rehab, a digital therapeutics startup that is transforming neurorehabilitation by offering personalised and engaging neurorehabilitation programmes in Virtual Reality with the aim to improve patient recovery and reduce waiting times to access rehab.

Following a long neurorehabilitation period Isabel went through herself due to a work accident in 2010, she decided to start Immersive Rehab in August 2016.

With a MSc background in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and as a Doctor in Biomedical Engineering & BioMaterials Science, Isabel is an experienced healthcare technology innovator, product strategist & manager, scientist/academic, product designer, experimentalist, and collaborator across disciplines.

She is passionate about healthcare technologies and digital health, immersive technologies and its applications in healthcare, tech for good, social entrepreneurship, and promoting diversity in tech.

Immersive Rehab provides a personalised, engaging and clinically validated digital therapeutics solution in virtual reality to tackle the current limitations of neurorehabilitation, in particular for people with significant upper limb mobility limitations as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS and spinal injury. Research has shown that retraining the brain can lead to important gains in mobility. By combining physical rehab with cognitive challenges, it is possible to obtain important gains in mobility and function. We propose that Immersive Rehab’s digital therapeutics neurorehabilitation solution can impact this significantly.

Speaker’s page

The intro video has been made by Dragan Stiglic:

The director:
Mohamed Jean-Philippe Sangaré
Founder and CEO of SSVAR

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