C3RI Researchers to lead funded project on how VR can help injured children through painful rehabilitation

People wearing VR headsets

C3RI secure £50,000 funding to lead on revolutionary work looking at how virtual reality can help injured children through painful rehabilitation.

In a partnership between Hallam, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust the project, currently dubbed ‘VR Rehab PlayRoom’, aims to develop interactive VR scenarios which will require the children to perform the required exercises for them to progress through a game.

The team will be led by C3RI’s Ivan Phelan – research associate games developer, and also includes Professor Paul Dimitri – director of research and innovation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, and Professor Penny Curtis – professor of child and family health and wellbeing at the University of Sheffield.

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