Established since January 2009, the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation 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, facilitate standardization, create opportunities for collaboration, represent the virtual rehabilitation community and provide recognition for excellence. The Society purpose is fulfilled through scientific meetings, tutorials, publications, postings on the Web, awards, sponsored pilot research, and other exchange of information.
Initial membership of the Society was comprised from regular attendees at two conference series ICVR (International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation) and ICDVRAT (International Conference on Disability Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies) but its membership has now expanded much wider than this both in its membership and in its affiliations with other conferences and organisations (ICRT, IISART, IFRH). The Society meets physically each year at one of its sponsored conferences ICDVRAT and ICVR which are held in alternate years.
We welcome and encourage the participation of the ICDVRAT attendees to the ISVR AGM meeting for everyone interested in the virtual rehabilitation field and the technologies associated with this. This society is run by members for its members – the more members it has, the more it can grow and the more vibrant the community can become. So join the meeting and contribute to shaping the next steps in the virtual rehabilitation field. Visit the ISVR web page (www.isvr.org) and see how to join us.