EVENT: VR in healthcare

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer just interesting for gadget freaks and gamers. This technology is also becoming increasingly popular in healthcare. The VR technology evolves faster than ever and the possibilities for using VR in a clinical context are numerous.

With this workshop we want to give you a glimpse of VR applications in healthcare. What does already exist and what does the future have in store? A workshop with fascinating speakers, inspiring cases and live-demos! Are you an entrepreneur, a researcher, active in the health domain or a policymaker? Are you wondering which successful VR applications already exist for the healthcare sector and do you want to know what we can expect in the future? Then this workshop will be within your league!


  • 15u30 Welcome coffee
  • 16u00 Introduction
  • 16u05 KEYNOTE: Virtual Reality in Healthcare: an overview and future trends
    by Tom Braekeleirs, director Blue Health Innovation Centre (BHIC)
  • 16u35 CASES: Virtual Reality Applications for Education and Training in Healthcare
    by Evarest Schoofs, Co Founder & Managing Partner
    - Virtual Reality Application for Resuscitation (UZ Leuven)
    by Philippe Dewolf, Emerency Doctor UZ Leuven
  • 17u45 CASES: Virtual Reality Applications for Wellbeing in Healthcare
    - TRAVEL: Virtual Reality Application for Chronic Pain (UZ Leuven)
    by Babs Weyn, IOF Manager KU Leuven
    - COSME: Virtual Reality Application for Kids in Scan (UZ Leuven)
    by Marjolein Verly, Visiting Professor Faculty of Medicine, Speech language Pathology an Audiology Sciences KU Leuven
  • 18u20 CASES: Virtual Reality Application for Digital Therapeutics
    by Bart Huys, Sales Director
    - KNEEVR: Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation of Knee Injuries
    by the KneeVR-team
  • 19u00 FOOD & DRINKS & DEMO



  • ​DATE: December 18th, 2018 from 15u30 till 20u00
  • LOCATION: Health House, Arenberg Sciencepark, Gaston Geenslaan 11/B4, 3001 Heverlee
  • PRICE: Free, registration necessary

​This event is organized as part of the KneeVR project. With support from the Province of Flemish Brabant.

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