Hack for rehab - VR4REHAB Hackaton 2018

Virtual Reality (VR) is growing rapidly especially in the fields of health-care and rehabilitation. While this technology makes therapy more fun, challenging and measurable, the state of VR is still in its infancy. The VR4REHAB partners, including the Sint Maartenskliniek are leading specialists in the treatment of disability and pain management. Together with partners from industry, universities and rehabilitation clinics, we aim to develop new VR-applications that promote better function and outcomes for patients with disabilities.

The three-year project VR4REHAB will change rehabilitative care dramatically. For this innovative power we need: IT designers, Programmers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Health Care Professionals and Patients. Read here all the general information about the hackathons in the VR4REAHB project.

During the VR4REHAB Hackathon 2018, we will bring these groups together in intense and focused sessions. The ingredients: three days (25-26-27th of October 2018), various teams, multiple ideas and a load of innovations. 

What are we looking for?

Together, we are working to find solution for 5 themes in rehabilitation:

  • Pain management
  • Engagement and immersion to promote treatment adherence
  • Behavioural therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lower limbs and mobility
  • Training of upper limb movements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people with different personal and professional backgrounds:

  • Patients
  • Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation medicine
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs

 Programme and locations (click on the location for directions) & click here for the extensive program

Date Hour Location Content
Thursday, Oct 25th 18h-22.30h KU Leuven - Campus Brugge Introductory presentations, Inspiration moment: briefing
Friday, Oct 26th 9h-21h Howest - Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Hackaton
Saturday, Oct 27th 9h-13h Howest - Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Pitching & Jury consultation

-> If you happen to have experience with Virtual Reality, then please sign up for our hackaton event! Your experience will benefit us all!
-> Do you have ideas? Or would you like to contribute to finding virtual reality solutions in rehabilitation care? 
-> Then we want you! Sign up and perhaps you can see your idea become (virtual) reality!

Information and Registration

Do you have a question? Click here for Frequently asked questions or send a mail to VR4REHAB@maartenskliniek.nl.
Registration is free and can be done at the end of this page.



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