Themes: Assistive Technology
The PrimeVR2 project is a Horizon 2020 project where commercial, academic and research teams are building a virtual reality platform that will allow people with a hyperkinetic movement disorder, people who have had a stroke, and people with a sports injury to play games and interact in a virtual environment for rehabilitation.
Prime-VR2 is an EU wide H2020 project with partners from universities and commercial enterprises all across Europe. Prime-VR2 is developing a virtual reality platform (VRHAB-IT) for people with dystonia, stroke or musculoskeletal injury. Accessible controllers that are bespoke to the individual will be integrated with VR hardware and specialist software, allowing control of an avatar in a virtual environment. It will be an immersive experience that will combine a virtual world with visual and auditory feedback as well as interactive games and activities used to encourage movement for rehabilitation and play.
GDI Hub and Prime-VR2
The Global Disability Innovation Hub is working the Evelina Children's Hospital as a living lab in the project get direct feedback from users with a hyperkinetic movement disorder and clinicians with expertise in the field.
All the living labs incorporate the same co-design approach, allowing the exchange of ideas and between the users and designers, informing design decisions at an early stage in the design process.
To watch more videos on the design and manufacture of bespoke controllers, and the VR games and environments visit the Prime-VR2 YouTube channel.
How can you get involved?
- End-user feedback
Do you have a hyperkinetic movement disorder such as dystonia that affects your hands and arms, and would you be interested in helping us by feeding back on our designs, or would be interested in our study to measure dystonic movements?
We are looking for people to help shape the progress of the project by trying out the bespoke controllers and VR games and environments we create.
- Professional feedback
We are also looking for clinicians who work in hyperkinetic movement disorders, stroke or sports injury to feedback on our designs.
If you would be interested in getting involved or for more information, please contact Richard.Armstrong-Wood.firstname.lastname@example.org