Tuesday, June 9, 2015

09:00 – 12:00 Morning Workshops
Virtual Reality Technology for the Clinician.
Grigore C. Burdea
Incorporation of motor control and motor learning principles into VR applications.
Mindy F. Levin, Sandeep K. Subramanian, Maxime T. Robert
13:00 – 16:00 Afternoon Workshops
Virtual Reality-Based Assessment and Treatment Interventions for the Combat-Injured Service Member.
Christopher A. Rábago, Alison L. Pruziner, Elizabeth Esposito
Developing innovative home-based telerehabilitation strategies for post-stroke rehabilitation.
Dahlia Kairy, Philippe Archambault


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction
Mariano Alcañiz Raya (General Conference Chair) and Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss (Steering Committee Chair)
09:15 – 10:30 Gait and Navigation
Geoff Wright, Anat Mirelman (Co-chairs)
Differential neural activation in healthy older adults compared to subjects with PD during motor imagery of walking in virtual environments.  Inbal Maidan, Keren Rosenberg-Katz, Yael Jacob, Nir Giladi, Judith E Deutsch, Jeffery M Hausdorff, Anat Mirelman
Influence of cueing, feedback and directed attention on cycling in a virtual environment: Preliminary findings in healthy adults and persons with PD. Rosemary Gallagher, Harish Damordaran, William G. Werner, Judith E. Deutsch
Treadmill-virtual reality combined training program to improve gait in multiple sclerosis individuals. Agnese Peruzzi, Andrea Cereatti, Zarbo Zarbo, Anat Mirelman, Ugo Della Croce
The effect of video game interaction on walking intensity: Preliminary study of young, older adults and persons post-stroke. Judith E. Deutsch, Jennifer Rothman, Bryan Barker, Andrew Grando, Harish Damodaran
A closed-loop Brain Computer Interface to a Virtual Reality avatar: Gait adaptation to visual kinematic perturbations. Phat Luu, Yongtian He, Samuel Brown, Sho Nakagome, Jose L. Contreras Vidal
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:20 Cognition and Emotion
Evelyne Klinger, Peter Wilson (Co-chairs)
Influence of cognitive deficits on use of feedback for motor learning in chronic stroke. Sandeep Subramanian, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Heidi Sveistrup, Mindy Levin
Spatial navigation in virtual reality – from animal models towards schizophrenia. Iveta Fajnerova, Mabel Rodriguez, Kamil Vlcek, Ales Stuchlik, Cyril Brom, David Levcik, Filip Spaniel, Jiri Horacek
Simulating the practice of daily life social and vocational situations via video modeling. Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Michal Hochhauser, Rotem Rosen, Sharon Zlotnik, Eynat Gal
BrightBrainer feasibility study in a medical adult day program. Grigore Burdea, K. Polistico, R. Liu, G. House, R. Muñiz, N. Macaro, L. Slater, Francis E. Parker, J. Hundal, S. Pollack
The benefits of emotional stimuli in a virtual reality cognitive and motor rehabilitation task: Assessing the impact of positive, negative and neutral stimuli with stroke patients. Ana Lúcia Faria, Mónica S. Cameirão, Teresa Paulino, Sergi Bermudez i Badia
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch (ISVR Board meeting, by invitation)
13:30 – 15:00 Posture and Wheelchair Driving
Emily A. Keshner, Gabi Zeilig (Co-chairs)
Low-cost, room-size, and highly immersive virtual reality system for virtual and mixed reality applications.    Adrián Borrego, Jorge Latorre, Roberto Lloréns, Enrique Noé,  Emily A. Keshner
A low-cost Wii Balance Board™-based posturography system: an efficacy study with healthy subjects and individuals with stroke. Roberto Lloréns, Jorge Latorre, Enrique Noé, Emily A. Keshner
Home-based self-training using video-games; preliminary data from a randomised controlled trial. Debbie Rand, Harold Weingarden, Anat Yacoby, Ronit Weiss, Shlomit Reif, Rachel Malka, Gabi Zeilig
Formative Evaluation and Preliminary Validation of Kinect Open Source Stepping Game. Robbie Gosine, Harish Damodaran, Judith E. Deutsch
ViEW, a wheelchair simulator for driving analysis. Yann Morère, GuyBourhis, Kévin Cosnuau, Georges Guilmois, Emmanuelle Blangy, Emilie Rumilly
Powered Wheelchair Driving Using a 3D Haptic Device. Amine Hadj-Abdelkader, Brahim Cherki, Guy Bourhis
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:10 Poster Fast Forward Session
Roberto Lloréns (chair)

The efficiency of cognitive therapy using virtual reality on upper limb mobility in stroke patients Lucie Szmekova, Tereza Katolicka, Jana Havelkova

Virtual Reality and Serious Games for Rehabilitation Patrick Abellard, Alexandre Abellard

Lokomat walking results in increased metabolic markers in individuals with high spinal cord injury Gabi Zeilig, Harold Weingarden, Alexei Obuchov, Michael Gaides, Ronen Reuven, Ayala Bloch, Issahar Ben Dov

Balance and cognition in Parkinson’s Disease: treatment based on virtual reality Matheus Silva d’Alencar, Inara da Silva Pereira, Jean Alex Matos Ribeiro, Raphaela Brígida de Jesus Souza, Gabriela Evangelista dos Santos, Bruno Oliveira Gonçalves, André Luis Batista dos Santos, Rafael Vinicius Santos Cruz, Kátia Nunes Sá, Elen Beatriz Carneiro Pinto, Abrahão Fontes Baptist

Correlation between evolution of disease and gait speed in elderly with Parkinson’s Disease submitted to virtual reality therapy Matheus Silva d’Alencar, Inara da Silva Pereira, Jean Alex Matos Ribeiro, Raphaela Brígida de Jesus Souza, Gabriela Evangelista dos Santos, Bruno Oliveira Gonçalves, André Luis Batista dos Santos, Rafael Vinicius Santos Cruz, Kátia Nunes Sá, Elen Beatriz Carneiro Pinto, Abrahão Fontes Baptist

Assessing a cognitive rehabilitation environment based on interactive video and eye-tracking technologies José María Martínez-Moreno, Javier Solana Sánchez, Patricia Sánchez-González, Rocío Sánchez-Carrión, Jaume López Carballo, Teresa Roig Rovira, José María Tormos Muñoz, Enrique J Gómez

A serious game with virtual reality for travel training with Autism Spectrum Disorder Miguel Bernardes, Marco Simões, Fernando Barros, Miguel Castelo-Branco

A multi-dimensional approach to evaluate performance of complex daily activities of older adults in a simulated mall Rachel Kizony, Gabi Zeilig, Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Ilanit Baum Cohen, Igor Mintz, Moshe Bondi, Yotam Bahat, Einat Kodesh, Michal Kafri

OPCM Model Application on a 3D Simulator for Powered Wheelchair Hicham Zatla, Amine Hadj-Abdelkader, Yann Morère, Guy Bourhis

Virtually Zooming- In with Sensory Substitution for Blind Users Galit Buchs, Shachar Maidenbaum, Shelly Levy-Tzedek, Amir Amedi

Assessing the gaming experience of a serious exergame for balance problems: results of a preliminary study Anke I.R. Kottink-Hutten, Lex van Velsen, J Wagenaar, Jacob H. Buurke

Using a 3D hand motion controller in a virtual power wheelchair simulator for navigation-reaching Gordon Tao, Philippe Archambault

Exergame development for dynamic postural control training Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Édouard Auvinet, Martin Lemay, Laurent Ballaz

The role of feedback on cognitive motor learning in children with Cerebral Palsy: a protocol Maxime Robert, Krithika Sambasivan, Rhona Guberek, Mindy Levin

Serious Game Based Dysphonic Rehabilitation Tool Zhihan Lv, Chantal Esteve, Javier Chirivella, Pablo Gagliardo

Designing virtual environments for motor rehabilitation: towards a framework for the integration of best-practice information Thomas Schüler, Luara Ferreira dos Santos, Simon Hoermann

The Effects of Haptic Forces on Locomotion and Posture in Post Stroke and Elderly Adults Gianluca Sorrento, Philippe S. Archambault, Joyce Fung

Hand and Foot In-Air Interaction for Hemiplegia Zhihan Lv, Haibo Li

Characteristics of exploratory movements used to find edges when using only tactile feedback Theodore Milner, Roger Gassert, Vincent Hayward

Subtle Velocity Dependent Postural Reorganization in the Virtual Environment Yawen Yu, Sara Snell, Emily Keshner, Richard Lauer

Is Virtual Reality better than platform-based vestibular rehabilitation methods? Madeline Gabriela Georgescu

Evaluation of multimodal feedback effects on the time-course of motor learning in multimodal VR platform for rowing training Maria Korman, Alessandro Filippeschi, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Yifat Shorr, Daniel Gopher

Hybrid Systems Modeling Applied for Reproducing Human Gait João Mauricio Rosário, Rayanne Batista, Renato Kuteken, Ulisses Bayão,       Didier Dumur

A virtual ball task driven by forearm movements for neuro-rehabilitation: prefrontal cortex activation assessed by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)  Andrea Petracca, Marika Carrieri, Danilo Avola, Sara Basso Moro, Sabrina Brigadoi, Stefania Lancia, Matteo Spezialetti, Marco Ferrari, Valentina Quaresima, Giuseppe Placidi

Second generation system development and empirical testing of the Elements VR-rehab system Nick Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth, Ross Eldridge, David Shum, Patrick Thomas, Bert Steenbergen, Gavin Williams, Dido Green, Jeff Rogers, Karen Caeyenberghs, Peter Wilson

Clinical evolution or familiarization? Biomechanical analysis of serious games exercises to assess the learning effect Bruno Bonnechère, Bart Jansen, Lubos Omelina, Florent Diaz, Victor Sholukha Serge Van Sint Jan

Adaptive Prompt System Using a Ghost Shadowing Approach: A Preliminary Development Yuya Shishido, Takehiko Yamaguchi, Takahiro Tsukagoshi, Ryosuke Yasuda, Tetsuya Harada, Vanessa Vallejo, Tobias Nef, Ioannis Tarnanas

Accuracy of Kinect for Measuring Shoulder Joint Angles in Multiple Planes of Motion Meghan Huber, Miriam Leeser, Dagmar Sternad, Amme Seitz

Development and User Validation of Driving Tasks for a Power Wheelchair Simulator Philippe Archambault, Émilie Blackburn, Denise Reid, François Routhier, Bill Miller, R. Lee Kirby

Towards a Tele-Robotic Exoskeleton for Real-Time Remote Evaluation of Human Upper-Limb Function Andres Felipe Ruiz-Olaya

16:10 – 17:00 Debate – VR-based rehabilitation: Just for Fun?
Emily A. Keshner and Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Judith E. Deutsch (moderator)
18:00 Welcome reception


Thursday, June 11, 2015

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:50 Keynote Lecture
Plasticity following split-brain surgery. Michael Gazzaniga (Enrique Noé, Roberto Llorens, Co-chairs)
09:50 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture
Can neuroimaging improve the delivery of neurorehabilitation? Nick Ward (Mariano Alcañiz, Enrique Noé, Co-chairs)
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:20 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation in Stroke
Sergi Bermudez, Grigore Burdea (Co-chairs)
Tele-rehabilitation service delivery: Journey from prototype to robust in-home use. Rachel Kizony, Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Yoram Feldman, Sharon Harel, Mordechai Shani, Alexei Obuhov, Gabi Zeilig, Orit Elion
Reinforcement-Induced Movement Therapy: A novel approach for overcoming learned non-use in chronic stroke patients. Belen Rubio Ballester, Martina Maier, Armin Duff, Victoria Castañeda Galeano, Rosa San Segundo, Paul F.M.J. Verschure
Clinical and neurophysiologic responses to recovery-oriented virtual rehabilitation of hand function in a person with subacute stroke: a case study. Gerard Fluet, Jigna Patel, Alma Merians, Qinyin Qiu, Mathew Yarossi, Anita Vanwingerden, Sergei V. Adamovich, Eugene Tunik, Supriya Massood
Computerized Mirror Therapy with Augmented Reflection Technology for Stroke Rehabilitation – A Feasibility Study in a Rehabilitation Center. Simon Hoermann, Luara Ferreira Dos Santos, Nadine Morkisch, Kathrin Jettkowski, Moran Sillis, Nick J. Cutfield, Henning Schmidt, Leigh Hale, Jörg Krüger, Holger Regenbrecht, Christian Dohle
BrightArm Duo integrative rehabilitation for post-stroke maintenance in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Gregory House, Grigore Burdea, Kevin Polistico, Doru Roll, Jaywoo Kim, Frank Damiania, Samantha Keeler, Jasdeep Hundal, Simcha Pollack
Virtual reality-augmented rehabilitation in the acute phase post-stroke for individuals with flaccid upper extremities: A feasibility study. Jigna Patel, Gerard G. Fluet, Alma Merians, Qinyin Qiu, Matthew Yarossi, Eugene Tunik, Sergei V. Adamovich, Supriya Massood
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch (ISVR General members meeting, all invited)
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Lecture
Brain-Computer interfaces. Michael L. Boninger (Martina Spiess, Chair)
14:15 – 14:50 Keynote Lecture
Cognetics in neuroscience and rehabilitation. Olaf Blanke (Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Chair)
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 17:00 ICVR Poster Session and Demos
18:00 Gala Banquet


Friday, June 12, 2015

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:50 Keynote Lecture
Neuroplasticity-based strategies applied to delay onsets of-and to treat-psychiatric and neurological disorders. Michael Merzenich (Mariano Alcañiz, Enrique Noé, Co-chairs)
09:50 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture
Rethinking motor rehabilitation after stroke. John W. Krakauer
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:30 Emerging Applications in Virtual Rehabilitation
Rachel Kizony, Gerry Fluet (Co-chairs)
Optimizing Motor Imagery Neurofeedback through the Use of Multimodal Immersive Virtual Reality and Motor Priming. Athanasios Vourvopoulos, John Cardona, Sergi i Badia
A Design Framework for Arcade-Type Games for the Upper-Limb Rehabilitation. Salvador Garcia-Martinez, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Enrique L. Sucar, Alberto L. Morán, Jorge Hernández-Franco
Visualisation of 2D kinematic data from bimanual control of a commercial gaming system used in post-stroke rehabilitation. Bulmaro V. Benavides, Navid Shirzad, Chai-Ting Hung, Stephanie Glegg, Erin Reeds, Machiel Van der Loos
Human Motion Analysis and Training Based on Inertial Measurement Units System. Lucas Struber, Aurélien Courvoisier, Philippe Cinquin, Vincent Nougier
Automated Grading of Facial Paralysis using the Kinect v2: A proof of concept study. Amira Gaber, Mona Taher, Manal A. Wahed
From theoretical analysis to clinical assessment and intervention: Three interactive motor skills in a virtual environment. Dagmar Sternad
A portable virtual reality balance device to assess mild traumatic brain injury symptoms: A pilot validation study.  W. Geoffrey Wright, Jane McDevitt, Kwadwo Appiah-Kubi
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Lecture
Re-engineering robot-assisted rehabilitation. Roger Gassert (Herman van der Kooij, Chair)
14:15 – 14:50 Keynote Lecture
Towards a deductive medicine of neurorehabilitation: validating the distributed adaptive control theory of mind and brain in the clinic and at home with the Rehabilitation Gaming System.  Paul F.M.J. Verschure (Mariano Alcañiz Raya (Chair))
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:40 ICVR Panel: Current Barriers to Virtual Rehabilitation
Panelists: John Krakauer, MD, Mindy Levin, PT, PhD, Stephen Page OT, PhD, Valerie Pomeroy, PT, PhD
Moderator: Alma Merians
16:40 – 17:00 Awards Ceremony and Closing of Conference