Impact VR team collect award for ‘Luna’s Light’ at international games awards

Sheffield Hallam University’s Impact VR team collected the prestigious 2023 Games for Change award for Luna’s Light in New York, USA. Luna’s Light is an enchanting adventure designed for upper limb rehabilitation. With an immersive fantasy world and an enchanted bow, it offers an engaging way to carry out therapy at home. The game was co-designed with physiotherapists and patients […]

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Ursula Ankeny (L4L researcher, CCRI PhD candidate) shares experiences with Sheffield Children’s Hospital as part of International Women’s Day 2023 celebrations

Lab4Living researcher and CCRI PhD candidate Ursula Ankeny shared their stories and thoughts as part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s International Women’s Day celebrations, celebrating the skills and prowess of their colleagues in the Research and Digital teams. To read more please visit the International Women’s Day 2023 post on the Sheffield Children’s Hospital website.

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Work by Ivan Phelan & Impact VR on using VR to help children recover from surgery reported on Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News has reported on a project led by Ivan Phelan and the Impact VR lab at Sheffield Hallam University which is using VR to help children undergoing physiotherapy. The team, in collaboration with Sheffield Children’s Hospital, created VR games which encourage children to do the necessary exercises in their physiotherapy sessions such as walking.   Watch the report here.

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Prince Harry visits VR Lab to see prosthetics and rehab research

Prince Harry visits Impact VR Lab

The Duke of Sussex learnt about the Communication and Computing Research Centre’s latest Virtual Reality (VR) research during a visit to Sheffield Hallam University last week. Prince Harry was given a demonstration of a system supporting the rehabilitation of amputees by Impact VR Research Lab lead researcher Ivan Phelan and Maurice Lee, a prosthetics user who has been helping to refine the […]

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VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan introduces his research to the BBC

VR Game for Sheffield Children's Hospital rehabilitation project - Ivan Phelan

This week C3RI’s VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan spoke to the BBC about how virtual reality (VR) games can help patients through rehab. Ivan and his team are currently working on a collaborative project with Sheffield Children’s Hospital researching the ways in which VR might help children through rehab for limb injuries. This research will be featured on […]

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