It is the vision of the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation to inform, entertain, and provide a networking forum for our members in a pleasant, comfortable environment. Our Sponsor’s generous contributions help make our vision a reality by helping to offset the cost of holding the Conference in an environment as beautiful and professional as Philadelphia.
As we continue to grow as an academic group, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to our continued evolvement and success. You are truly appreciated. Thank you.
To become a Sponsor contact Dr. Grigore (Greg) Burdea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At BCI, our passion is to create new rehabilitation technology which uses virtual reality, custom therapeutic games and our intellectual property in order to make the therapy efficacious and fun! Our pioneering work has been shown to be effective for chronic patients post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, or cerebral palsy. BCI integrative therapy approach simultaneously targets the patient’s body, mind and spirit.
Please visit www.embs.org to participate in other conference opportunities.
Hocoma is the leader in robotic rehabilitation therapy for neurological movement disorders. We are a globally active medical technology company based near Zurich, Switzerland. We develop innovative therapy solutions working closely with leading clinics and research centers. Our products are applied successfully in renowned clinics and research institutes worldwide in the field of rehabilitation medicine for:
- intensive locomotion therapy (Lokomat®)
- functional therapy of the upper extremities (Armeo®)
- early rehabilitation and patient mobilization (Erigo®)
- functional movement therapy within low back pain treatment (Valedo®)
Our therapy solutions support the treatment of neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or other neurological diseases and injuries as well as low back pain patients.
The society provides a multidisciplinary forum for engineers, scientists and clinicians who are interested in employing new technologies for physical, psychological, cognitive, and social rehabilitation applications. The purpose of the society is to facilitate interaction between the communities interested in the field in order to:
- promote discussion of key issues
- devise a common reference set of terminology/standards/definitions
- encourage clarity in research paradigms
- create opportunities for collaboration and networking through newsletters, discussion forums, jobs advertising/jobs wanted, general news, member news, project partner finding and more
- represent the community with respect to funding, government policies, consumer groups and other bodies
- provide recognition through awards for exceptional member activities
Motek Medical provides innovative products for rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurology, performance enhancements and research. Integrated VR environments that combine motion platforms, instrumented treadmills, motion-capture systems and surround sound are used to train movement functions and improving stability. Game elements and rich immersive interactions enable better user presence. The technology uses multi sensory real-time feedback and off-line analysis tools.
Motion Analysis Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance optical instrumentation systems that test and measure the movement of objects. Our systems combine proprietary hardware, software and electro-optical techniques with standard computer and camera hardware. These systems evaluate motion in a wide variety of applications: Animation Production, Movement Analysis, and Industrial.
We work closely with renowned specialists and third-party software developers to create value-added application software targeted at very specific vertical markets. Motion Analysis Corporation then licenses, maintains, and markets the software with its hardware systems.
Motion Analysis is a California corporation formed in May of 1982 with principal executive offices located in Santa Rosa, California.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government’s focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH’s mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.
It is estimated that more than 46 million people in the United States suffer some form of disordered communication. NIDCD has focused national attention on disorders of human communication and has contributed to advances in biomedical and behavioral research that will improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication disorders. NIDCD has made important contributions to the body of knowledge needed to help those who experience communication disorders and to advance research in all aspects of human communication.
NIDCD accomplishes its mandate through the Division of Intramural Research, which conducts research in laboratories at the NIH, and the Extramural Research Program, a program of research grants, career development awards, individual and institutional research training awards, center grants, and contracts to public and private research institutions and organizations. As a whole, the Institute supports and conducts approximately 600 research projects. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training in disease prevention and health promotion and the special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people having communication impairments and disorders.
NIDCD’s extramural grant portfolio demonstrates a balance of basic and clinical research. The intramural research program spans a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the development of a vaccine against otitis media, the identification and characterization of genes responsible for hereditary hearing impairment, genes associated with neoplasms affecting human communication, and treatment of voice disorders.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants — currently about 10,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years — to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge.
NSF’s goals–discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship–provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation’s research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is “where discoveries begin.”
The 200+ faculty and staff members provide excellent educational opportunities for our students, perform research that impacts New Jersey, the nation and the world and serve as an economic engine for the region. You can read more about these activities by navigating through our website.
Undergraduates enter the first-year engineering program before advancing to one of the School’s seven departments, the applied sciences program, or the Bioenvironmental Engineering program offered in collaboration the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The outstanding student body brings a diversity of background and experience providing an enthusiastic cohort for participation in a variety of extra-curricular activities that provide opportunities to serve our community and the world.
Our faculty and graduate student researchers make great strides on issues facing society every day. The depth and breadth of these achievements are truly exciting. They also remind us that the School of Engineering is part of one of the world’s great universities.
The School has a long and proud engineering heritage. Much of that pride is due to the accomplishments of its alumni. The joy of being a professor is watching our students grow to become leaders in industry, academia, and government service.
Together the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Rutgers School of Engineering are making contributions today that will benefit all of us for years to come.
Thomas N. Farris Dean School of Engineering
Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Our 39,000 students can choose from 9 campuses and 333 academic degree programs including:
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Temple’s 186-acre campus in suburban Ambler offers programs in community and regional planning, horticulture, landscape architecture and others. At our Fort Washington, Harrisburg and Center City Philadelphia locations, students can take a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and non-credit courses.
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