Virtual learning to ride a bike?- A VR bicycle trainer for rehabilitation
Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have difficulty learning daily activities, such as writing, tying shoelaces and cycling. Cycling is very important to allow children to participate in daily and social activities. Current treatments focus mainly on the skills in cycling itself, but not so much on participation in traffic as a cyclist, because this is difficult to train without creating dangerous situations.
That is why the University of Twente, Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation, Roessingh Research and Development and Total Reality have developed a VR bicycle trainer: the VReye. This allows the children to practice in a safe environment with different traffic situations, fellow road users and distractions before they actually hit the road. By using eye tracking, therapists can see in real time what children are looking at in the virtual world. The VReye! can support children with a motor developmental disorder or other people who have difficulty processing information and making decisions in traffic in developing cycling skills in traffic.
In this webinar we are introduced to the VR bicycle trainer: how was it developed, what are the experiences of children and therapists and what follow-up steps are needed for further use in rehabilitation?
When & Where
- February 18, 2021
- 16.00 - 17.00
- Language: Dutch
- Entrance: Free
- Location: Online