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During the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the application of Virtual Reality and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the field of rehabilitation, with clinical results that prove their effectiveness.
The virtual reality is being an increasingly used method in physical rehabilitation, allowing individualized treatments, as to facilitate learning motivation, to finally, provides patients pleasant and enjoyable homework exercises. This is can be done, for example, by applying the use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board, a low-cost visual biofeedback systems, and the implementation of programs for improving the patients balance.
This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels.
Key issues in this workshop will focus on (but are not limited to):
Anthony L. Brooks (aka Tony)
School of Media Technology
Acknowledged as a third culture thinker and referred to as “a world pioneer in digital media and its use with the disabled community”2, Dr Anthony (aka Tony) Brooks, under Aalborg University Esbjerg campus in Denmark, is an Associate Professor and director of the SensoramaLab; a facility exploring Virtual Reality; e-health; HCI and Entertainment Experiences via Human Behaviour Analysis; Interaction Design; Computers in Entertainment; Serious Games/Gamification; Ludic Engagement Designs for All (LEDA); Play, Learning and Innovation. He is also a leading light of the hugely successful Medialogy education, being the sole surviving employed member of the original founding team.
Appointed by the European Commission (Brussels/Luxembourg), Brooks is EU expert examiner, rapporteur, and panel reviewer of funded projects under Future Emerging Technologies (FP6 / FP7) and Horizon 2020 calls. Additionally, he is reviewer for the Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), e-health innovations by SMEs, and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK. Brooks is IFIP - (UNESCO) Danish Representative (International Federation for Information Processing) and European Alliance for Innovation Chair of the Wellness SIB Market and society activity. He is also active in the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI); CREATE-NET; E-Health council; steering person of the ArtsIT international conference, and active on numerous boards and committees. His research transcends traditional individual disciplines, which has resulted in a long list of global keynote speaker credits at major events. His research has been responsible for contemporary national (DK) and international (EU) projects. It has also resulted in patents, creative industry initiatives (SMEs) and commercial products. National and International awards have been awarded for his contribution. In his ‘spare time’ he runs his consultancy SME. Personally sponsored by industry (e.g. IBM, Sony, Panasonic, and others) Brooks’ digital media artist work, which feeds into his healthcare research, has been presented at major events including commissions at two Olympic/Paralympic Games Cultural Events (1996/2000); numerous European City of Culture commissions; The Danish NeWave New York (1999); numerous Museum of Modern Art exhibitions; and many more. He is active on the Computers in Entertainment scene having been an invited columnist, article and book chapter author.
Over 170 peer-reviewed publications contribute to his growing body of work which include a number of books relating how ICT, entertainment, creative expression, play and fun are increasingly meaningful implemented alongside serious games/gamification and robotic device scenarios where healthcare, learning, wellbeing and quality of life issues are in foci. His work targets societal impact and benefit in respect of future demographics and service industries through applied ICT and optimized motivation of use through inclusive intervention strategies. Emergent models from his research that focus upon ‘in-action intervention’ and ‘on-action evaluation’ are well cited.
|Registration category||Early Fee (by August 20th)||Regular Fee (after August 21st)|
|Speaker||300 €||400 €|
|Non-Speaker||150 €||200 €|
|Additional Paper||150 €||200 €|
We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper (2-4 pages) using the ACM format for papers (template). Papers should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair submission page.
Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the REHAB workshop.
REHAB 2015 proceedings will be publish in the ACM Digital Library, with the ISBN: 978-1-4503-3898-1. All published articles will be indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, and Engineering Village (Science Direct). ACM will also send published articles to Scopus and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (Thomson-Reuters Web of Science) for potential indexing as well.
All accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version for inclusion in a special issue of an (ISI) International Journal, according to the paper topic:
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